Rio Cinto Ecuador
End of day – view from my friends’ front porch…
Subtle moods wash over the cloud forest from hour to hour. She can be sunny and bright one minute, and mysterious and moody another. Here is a token sample of specimen and native plants that decorate the landcape and gardens of my friends’ property in Mindo. Getting stronger every day, I’m hopeful to be visiting this lovely area in a few weeks and doing a few nature studies. Which ones do you think might inspire me?
Ginger – Delicate to see, hardy with the right weather conditions, and these beauties thrive here!
Ahhhh, for sure I will paint these night-blooming angels trumpets, if they are blooming.
For more flowers and foliage, keep scrolling!
Did you ever pick wild berries when you were growing up?
Unique foliage plants distracted my attention.
Stately and a favorite to paint. Hummingbirds are the only pollinators of heliconias – true or false?
Ah, the monarchs are not far away!
Toucans have nibbled (Gorged?) bananas from this spot on the downstairs balcony!
Very sweet petite wildflower
Brazilian Red Cloak, bamboo, pond, and view in the distance…
Strong sun and dense shadows – ah, what difference a touch of sun makes!
(from the Piper family?)
Yes, on reviewing the botanicals, I am still drawn to the angels trumpets paired with deep red ginger.
Time in Mindo will help me heal, don’t you agree? Feeling strongner and ready to resume painting!