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Mexican Aster, Cosmos bipinnatus

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An elementary school rests in the background.  The kids were on a two week winter break (in July), so I roamed the grounds.

Written by Cameron Brooks

July 23, 2010 at 3:36 am

Eucalyptus Tree, Eucalyptus globulus

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These photos were taken on the banks of the Rio Magico (Magic River), in Valle del Elqui, Peru.  According to Robert Kirshner, a professor of science at Harvard University, “Chile has as good a claim as any place to be the center of the astronomical universe.”  The Elqui Valley is the center of the earth’s gravitational force, and is said to have healing powers.  I have never seen the night sky so clear.

Pimientero de Perú, Schinus molle

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Written by Cameron Brooks

July 19, 2010 at 6:27 pm