Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Quintessential Patagonia

The beauty of Chilean Patagonia is often hard to describe but once you've seen it, you never forget it. This week for Alphabe-Thursday, where we honor the quirky letter Q,  I'll try to show you some of the qualities of this exquisite land that are quintessentially Patagonia. I think you'll see what I mean...

The dramatic skies...


 The wide open spaces...


 The windswept landscapes...
The ruggedness of the towering mountains...


The gem-like colors of the water...

The golden poplars (los alamos) in the fall...

The vibrant rainbows seen almost daily...


The roads that are intertwined with river beds...


The sunsets and wind-sheered lenticular clouds...
The soft sunrises...


The ever-present caracaras...

The swift and powerful rivers...
The jagged mountain tops....
The glacier covered mountain giants...
The lush bogs that fill the glacial cut valleys and fjords...


The majestic scenes that defy description and inspire awe and wonder.
This is quintessential Patagonia that I know and love.

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12 comments:

Jamie said...

I've heard of Patagonia, but I don't think I've seen pictures before. Your are wonderful!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Ok! You've convinced me. Now I have to go to Patagonia to fly fish...

happy now? sheesh!!!

Glad you liked the book, let me know if you try any of the recipes!

lol,

RMW

Sue said...

Great shots as always. Especially loved that rainbow one!

=)

Judie said...

Anita, you could have a one-woman photography exhibit! Have you ever had one??

Emille said...

Ah, stunning beauty there! I would be homesick if that was my home country:)Your design skills come out in several of them. Love that photo with the row of trees in the water:)

Leovi said...

Yes, it is true these beautiful pictures are the quintessence, a delight.

Jim said...

Your quintessentially Patagonia shows it to be very pretty. I might like to go if it were not so far. I know I would like the rainbows.
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Lmkazmierczak said...

Quite magical and majestic♫♪

Naperville Now said...

so, so beautiful. have loved the Patagonia series.

Andy David said...

My dear Anita,
Your photos are awesome...some of them actually look like paintings! Loved these. I so enjoy these virtual trips through your camera (smile). Thanks for sharing.

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Cheryl D. said...

Beautiful photos!

Jenny said...

You capture this elusive beauty quite amazingly.

Those patches of golden leaves are really magical to me!

I love visiting this special place with you!

I wonder if I could muddle through the language there to visit someday?

Thanks for linking.

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