Saturday, March 11, 2006
Central Valley scene in Chile
Upcoming photos will provide a glimpse at the profusion of flowers we found everywhere.
This fencepost view was taken in Chile's Central Valley area south of Santiago. This semi-arid scene is on the east side of the Andes, a striking contrast to the lush foliage and woodlands on the Pacific side. As do our Rockies, the west slope of the mountains catches much of the rainfall, creating very different ecosystems in areas that are not geographically very far apart.