It is probably not kind to rub it in when the US and Europe are having such a hard winter but, with your indulgence, we'd like to show you some photos of Winter in Cuenca. Today is January 12th and it is around 65 degrees and cloudy. Flowers are in bloom everywhere. Some we have seen before. Others are new to us but just as beautiful. If you know the names of the more unusual and would like to share them, we'd appreciate it.
This is a hedge growing on the wall next to our aprartment
Daisys never stop growing
This thick hedge grows on top of a wall and is absolutely impenetrable.
Flowering pink tree
Up close shot of the flowers on the pink tree
Another impenetrable hedge growing on a stone wall
You have to see this to believe it
Growing over a wall
Huge shrub or tree with enormous yellow flowers
These flowers are about 5 inches across
No flowers are more well known than the roses in Ecuador. $2 for 18 long stem roses at the flower markets.
There are times of the year when the trees are completely covered with these purple flowers and no leaves.
We have seen these in California but here they grow almost wild.
And the best for last.