It’s becoming Fall here! So strange to be writing about Fall foods like casseroles and chilly weather when so many of you are breaking out your skirts and t-shirts.
I went on another hike last weekend–this one on Cerro El Roble–The Oak Hill–and located in La Campana National Park about an hour and a half outside of Santiago on route five near Til Til. The forest was full of bright orange and deep red leaves.
This is the view from the top.
The first half of the hike was below the forest. The views became more lovely as we walked higher and through the trees.
The forest floor smelled like strong honey.
Here you can see the snow covered Andes on the horizon. A few hikers brought their golden retrievers to share the walk with us. They were fun companions–they would zip past us and then patiently wait for their owners. I should have taken a photo.
I love this plant’s golden color. Anyone know the name?
This is Aconcagua, the tallest mountain in South America. It is located on the Chilean-Argentine border. The hike provided several amazing views of Aconcagua.
Sorry for the grainy quality. Our camera doesn’t have very good resolution.
I leave you with a section of a poem of thanks from one of my favorite poets, Marvin Bell:
We need some pines to assuage the darkness
when it blankets the mind,
we need a silvery stream that banks as smoothly
as a plane’s wing, and a worn bed of
needles to pad the rumble that fills the mind,
and a blur or two of a wild thing
that sees and is not seen. We need these things
From the poem Around Us on Poets.org.