Jardín Etnobotánico de Oaxaca 2

After what seemed an eternity, we sauntered off deeper into the garden and eventually came to the native cactus and oh my, these are enormous and such a variety of shapes and forms, quite incredible. The design of the garden was inspired by a pre-Columbian step-fret zigzag design which surfaces most dramatically in a massive fountain that seeps water dyed blood-red (from cochineal) over hewn slabs of Montezuma Cypress (some of these native trees have been aged at over 2000 years). Alas, the fountain wasn’t working today but I wanted to paint the picture – incredible huh?

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  1. Claudia Sagripanti says:

    Gorgeous desert oasis scenes.


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