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    There's a new blog post ready - Liquid Thunder: The amazing Iguazu Falls. One of the most spectacular places I've ever been too
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    Wow! The falls are just
    Excuse me, but a memory of a boat ride across the river above the falls??
    I'll never try that ride.
    What a brave man you are!
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    What an incredible, beautiful, thrilling journey! The pictures of the birds, flowers and butterflies are sublime; I love the green and yellow butterflies that, with their wings folded up, look like seedlings emerging from the earth! And the falls; what a glorious, scary adventure! I'm sure I would have screamed and laughed too; it made me cry to read and see it all. But I wonder, so sadly, whether in the decades to come, pollution and habitat destruction and climate change will have changed it unalterably. Perhaps it will be protected, but greed is winning out all over the world.

    But for now, how well you have captured the myriad colours, all the different species, the butterflies that I cannot name, the lizards, the jays and the toucans, and the thundering falls. Thank you so much for documenting this magical trip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by orientalplane View Post
    What an incredible, beautiful, thrilling journey! The pictures of the birds and butterflies are sublime; I love the green and yellow butterflies that, with their wings folded up, look like seedlings emerging from the earth! And the falls; what a glorious, scary adventure! I'm sure I would have screamed and laughed too; it made me cry to read and see it all. But I wonder, so sadly, whether in the decades to come, pollution and habitat destruction and climate change will have changed it unalterably. Perhaps it will be protected, but greed is winning out all over the world.

    But for now, how well you have captured the myriad colours, all the different species, the butterflies that I cannot name, the lizards, the jays and the toucans, and the thundering falls. Thank you so much for documenting this magical trip.
    She spoke for me, too,

    Bless your skill at photographing the orchids and the butterflies, which I love,
    You do justice to their beauty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosewood View Post
    Wow! The falls are just
    Excuse me, but a memory of a boat ride across the river above the falls??
    I'll never try that ride.
    What a brave man you are!
    When I think of that boat ride across the top of the falls now I think I must have been crazy. We really would have died if the motor had failed. But we didn't and it was really worth it to see the falls from the middle. This recent trip was different but just as exciting. The falls are indeed amazing
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    Quote Originally Posted by orientalplane View Post
    What an incredible, beautiful, thrilling journey! The pictures of the birds, flowers and butterflies are sublime; I love the green and yellow butterflies that, with their wings folded up, look like seedlings emerging from the earth! And the falls; what a glorious, scary adventure! I'm sure I would have screamed and laughed too; it made me cry to read and see it all. But I wonder, so sadly, whether in the decades to come, pollution and habitat destruction and climate change will have changed it unalterably. Perhaps it will be protected, but greed is winning out all over the world.

    But for now, how well you have captured the myriad colours, all the different species, the butterflies that I cannot name, the lizards, the jays and the toucans, and the thundering falls. Thank you so much for documenting this magical trip.
    I can't multi-quote at the moment - very slow internet where I am in the mountains in southern Argentina. Isn't the Internet amazing! We are all over the world and can still connect. I think it's satellite connection here.
    Thanks OP - you always say such lovely things. I'm so glad you enjoy the blog. I hope you were moved to tears in a good way
    I think the falls are safe - it's all National Park now and Argentina seems to take pretty good care of its national parks. On the Brazil side too they have made it a national park too I think. There is a problem with development way upstream which has turned the water red which is having an affect on the micro environment of the falls, but so far all seems to be okay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skatesindreams View Post
    She spoke for me, too,

    Bless your skill at photographing the orchids and the butterflies, which I love,
    You do justice to their beauty!
    Thanks skatesindreams. I love the whole photography thing - and I'm always so surprised and excited when I get a good photo You've no idea how many are blown-out or blurry
    It was a kind of miracle finding that yellow orchid - I was just standing at a railing looking out at the falls when I heard this inner voice say look down, look down, and there it was, right next to me on the other side of the fence. I hadn't even noticed it.
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    The Iguazu Falls were declared one of the new 7 wonders of nature back in 2011. Fabulous part of the world

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maofan7 View Post
    The Iguazu Falls were declared one of the new 7 wonders of nature back in 2011. Fabulous part of the world
    And deservedly so. They are quite magnificent. Breathtaking really.


    I have a new blog post ready - Rodents of unusual size and a princess of a town: a short stop in Uruguay.
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    I'm sorry that Uruguay was disappointing.
    However, I'm very grateful for the photos of those lovely flowers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skatesindreams View Post
    I'm sorry that Uruguay was disappointing.
    However, I'm very grateful for the photos of those lovely flowers!
    Well I have to say it was only Colonia that was disappointing. I don't want everyone to think all of Uruguay is awful, and I believe there's some wonderful natural/wilderness areas we could have visited it we'd had more time. I think Colonia was disappointing also because our experience there was so different from Piriapolis which was just lovely. Thanks re the photos I do love to photograph flowers!
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    I have just published a new blog post. This one is an introduction to the fabulous Patagonia - the scenic dreamland that is the southern part of the South American continent. We were in both Argentinian and Chilean Patagonia and saw llamas, much birdlife, spring flowers, glaciers and mountain scenery to make your heart melt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alilou View Post
    I have just published a new blog post. This one is an introduction to the fabulous Patagonia - the scenic dreamland that is the southern part of the South American continent. We were in both Argentinian and Chilean Patagonia and saw llamas, much birdlife, spring flowers, glaciers and mountain scenery to make your heart melt.
    Gorgeous!

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    Thanks Belle
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    Your descriptions and photographs are wonderfully vivid!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skatesindreams View Post
    Your descriptions and photographs are wonderfully vivid!
    Thanks skatesindreams - and Patagonia is wonderfully vivid, a really special part of the world
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    There's a new blog post ready - about my ambition, or rather my new found lack of it
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    Great job again. Your paragraphs dealing with letting go, being present, and so on, remind me very much of Richard Rohr's book, Falling Upward. You might find it interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sk8pics View Post
    Great job again. Your paragraphs dealing with letting go, being present, and so on, remind me very much of Richard Rohr's book, Falling Upward. You might find it interesting.
    Well isn't that interesting. You're the second person today to recommend Rohr's book to me. Better go look at it!
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    Never fear, alliou.
    Your blog is complete enough for me.
    I believe it will make a wonderful book, as the opportunity arrives.

    I'm having a great time following your "journey" and "discoveries", in every sense of those terms; wherever they lead you.
    "Travel" can mean many things!

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