Friday, October 8, 2010

Photo-Finish Friday -- Cuba from a Mogote


Mogotes can be found near Vinales, Cuba. We climbed partway up one, maybe 50m, and then went though a cave complete with bats and out the other side.

I took this while taking a quick rest during the nearly straight up climb.
Among the crops grown around there are tobacco and sweet potatoes. 

18 comments:

David Barber said...

Great photo. Love the colours taking up the centre of the shot. Nice job, Leah.

Have a great weekend.

Tabor said...

This is such an unusual flora and fauna from the northern hemisphere. Good for you for enduring the climb.

Tabor said...

This is such an unusual flora and fauna from the northern hemisphere. Good for you for enduring the climb.

Leah J. Utas said...

David, thanks so much. The rich,red soil really sets it off.

Tabor, there's some interesting stuff around us. The climb took a lot out of me, but I was happy I did it.

the Bag Lady said...

Lovely photo, cousin! Like David, I like the colours in the centre!

Dawn said...

What a combination of color!
Looks almost unreal...the mountains with patchwork fields.
Good for you to endure the climb....glad it was worth it:)

Bossy Betty said...

You make me want to travel!!!

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, df Bag Lady.

Dawn, it does have a storybook quality to it.

Leah J. Utas said...

Bossy Betty, then my work here is done.

Reb said...

Lovely composition. I think the red fields set it off beautifully. Thank you for taking the climb and the link explaining what a Mogote is.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Reb. I love the rich red.
You're welcome.

messymimi said...

Caves, with bats no less! And such a view! I have to go, no doubts now.

Leah J. Utas said...

The bats were quite a treat, Messymimi. I couldn't get a decent pic of them, but I had a good look.

CherylK said...

I totally agree that the colors are wonderful. What an experience that was...is there any place you HAVEN'T traveled, Leah?? I do enjoy these posts, so much!

CherylK said...

I totally agree that the colors are wonderful. What an experience that was...is there any place you HAVEN'T traveled, Leah?? I do enjoy these posts, so much!

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Cheryl, I'm glad you're enjoying my posts.
I haven't been everywhere yet, but it's on my list.
(Paraphrase from a character in Joyce Carol Oates' "Solstice.")

Hilary said...

Wow.. I love visiting via your photos and tales.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thank you, Hilary.