Colors of winter

Isla de la Plata life

Ecuadorian winter on the Ruta del Sol, the southern coast, is a misty, bleak and windswept time. All but the hardiest greenery fades and shrivels. The coast turns a dusty brown without the lifegiving rains and sun. It’s actually quiet beautiful in its austerity.

Save for a few bright spots, like this flower from Isla de la Plata, off the coast of Puerto Lopez.

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