12.29.2009

Las Pozas
Mexico Caving Day 7
We decided to take a day off after bouncing Golondrinas the day before. So we visited a Mexican rainforest gem, it’s in a remote mountain village called Xilitla, and is the home to the extraordinary surrealist architecture of Edward James called Las Pozas. This is a photo of me there.

To see more photos from a couple of years ago from a visit there look here — http://www.nikkifox.net/blog/11-21-2007.

Las Pozas
Think M. C. Escher meets an elvish city. Very cool architecture with mysterious paths and illusions that come to life.

Las Pozas
Shapes and visuals to please your eyes!

Las Pozas
Even though this photos looks like the place had no people, our experience was not the same as it was a couple of years ago. Since then, a snack bar has been added, the ticket price has increased, there were busloads of tourists there and many of the places we could go before were blocked off “for your safety.”

07.24.2007

An essay on local wildflowers.

Wildflowers
Woodland Sunflower
Helianthus divaricatus L.

Wildflowers
Tiger Lily
Lilium lancifolium

Wildflowers
Chicory
Cichorium intybus L.

Wildflowers
Daisy Fleabane
Erigeron annuus (L) Pers.

Wildflowers
Spotted Touch-Me-Not
Impatiens capensis Meerb