Monday, September 29, 2008

Cinnamon leaves

New leaves of canela (cinnamonum zeylanicum) show their colors at my friend Didi Macedo's place in Mararu. I remind my readers that it was the dream of cinnamon that drove our Spanish friends to leave the mountains of Peru to the Amazon in 1491-1492, thus becoming the first Europeans to discover the Amazon River. Francisco Orellana was leader of the group that eventually made their way back to Spain via the Amazon River.

1 comment:

SAPhotographs said...

A first for me here Steven as I have never seen cinnamon growing although I love it. Very interesting. I am glad you are mobile again.