Huff, puff, and smell the flowers of Colca Canyon
Who’da thunk that hiking up the steep, deep, Colca Canyon, Peru would have been easier than hiking down the same 3,300-feet?
Going downhill was so rough that I couldn’t stop and smell the…well, I don’t know what they’re all called, but the flowers of Colca Canyon are fascinating. Going up, tiny petals shudder in canyon wind, strong shoots covered in buds obstinately grow toward the sun, and strangely shaped fruiting plants follow the trail up to the top of the canyon.
Walk with me.
Blooms and view.
Unusual tubular flowers.
Looking up at yellow-orange flowers.
Shockingly blue and tiny flower.
Flower looking like fireworks.
Red trumpet flowers.
Fruiting green vine.
Orange bursting flowers.
Fruiting tree in Colca Canyon.
Delicately blooming purple flowers.
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