Botanical Garden, Bogota
We made it to the Botanical Garden today, and enjoyed a lovely couple of hours there, gazing at Colombian plants, walking around, learning about high altitude, jungle, and Caribbean plants. It is a wonderful place, away from the hurry and exhaust of the huge city.
The morning light was beautiful, and wherever we went, we saw the loveliness of nature, albeit arranged to fit into the garden plan.
We climbed an artificial hill that was planted with plants from the Paramo like the ones we saw in Chingaza. Constance and Gracia looked out over the railing, but were too short to see much of a view.
Those of us who were slightly taller looked down on the canopy of the trees and bushes below.
Circling down on the hill trail we encountered this lovely blue-green hummingbird having a drink of water at the top of a little waterfall.
A little further down, we walked along a path with giant fuchsias on one side and red bottlebrush plants on the other.
And the girls found the Fuchsia a delightful place to have a tranquil little sit.