Friday, June 29, 2007
The palm trunk vase in the attached image was created by E. Steel in recent weeks. On one of his last visits, he told me that the mussandra plant needed to be moved to a cooler environment. I took it out to Bosque Santa Lúcia and it's doing much better there.
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
An interesting piece of Brazilian/United States history was the immigration of approximately one-hundred confederate families, who came to Santarém in 1867. These families were part of a larger group of North Americans who were recruited by the Brazilian government in an effort to upgrade agricultural skills in the country. Most went to the State of São Paulo and were quite successful in their economical endeavors. Even today there is still a very large community of American descendants, called Confederados, living in
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Here's another look at the same orchid. I'm almost sure that this orchid was part of a day's find at the Tapajos National Forest, 4-5 years ago. Our local orchid club had been given permission to "save" orchids from trees which had been downed for the select cut project. The purpose of the project is to demonstrate that it's possible to harvest trees without destroying the forest.