This weekend was a long weekend. And long weekends mean one extra day for adventures.
This long weekend, Carlos and I headed for a weekend camping in Cascada de las Animas in El Cajon del Maipo which is located just South East of Santiago. It’s the perfect place for the most incredible mountain views, greenery, snow and just general nature.
I think it’s so easy when we go somewhere new to focus on the big things in front of us; those snowy mountains, that huge landmark, the architecture above, the massive waterfall etc. But, sometimes the smaller things are just as pretty and as photo worthy.
That’s one reason that I always like to document the change of seasons on my blog. It makes me look a little closer, to notice the colours and the subtle changes. And this blog post is about just that.
While we were out walking we saw truly beautiful scenery, which I’ll be sharing with you in my next couple of blog posts, It was seriously incredible! But nestled between all of the greenery, there were very small signs of Spring being on the way. Very few trees that were blooming, which made them even more beautiful!
I know most of you are heading into Autumn but here in the Southern Hemisphere, we are seeing longer days, warmer temperatures and Spring blooms! Which means I get to take photos like this, which always reminds me to look a little closer and linger for a little longer.
Do you also document in the smaller details?
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Beautiful blossoms! I will go visit El Cajon de Maipu SOOON!!
Ah, you’ll love it! It’s a beauuuuutiful place 🙂 There is so much to see so I would love to go back another time!
Marcella, so many pretty photos! Spring is truly a spectacular season. I don’t think there is anything as photogenic as cherry blossoms (well, except sunsets and mountains, of course;)). You really make me look forward to next year’s sakura blooming season here in Japan. xoxo, nano | http://www.travelwithnanob.com
Thank you! I adored all of your Spring photos, there is nothing pretty that pretty flowers 🙂
I really need to learn to appreciate the little details more! I’m one of those that’s always blown away by the bigger things, but forgets to take a closer look. These flowers and trees are incredible and I can’t believe theyre already blooming among all the snow in Cajón! Spring is almost here!!! Can’t wait 😀
I think I’m kind of obsessed with taking macro photos which helps me to look closer 🙂 But when there are huge mountains around, it can definitely be hard!
How lovely it is there at the beginning of spring! Are there blooms everywhere at this point or only in certain places? I remember last spring how eager I was to find any blooms… any signs of spring over here in Central Europe where it doesn’t really get going until mid-April.
It is very lovely! There aren’t many trees blooming yet, although there is one outside our building which I get to see everyday 🙂
Spring is my favourite time to take photos! There’s always so much too see.
So many beautiful colours and textures around! 🙂 I also love the pops of Autumn too!
Awwww I’d love to go to Chile now and experience summer all over again. Dreading the Norwegian winter! 😀
Eeek, I can imagine! I never look forward to winter!
Enjoyed your photos of spring blossoms in Cascada de las animas!
Thank you Ahila! 🙂 Glad you enjoyed them!!
Lovely pics! It’s so great to have time and space to enjoy the details in a beautiful place like that 🙂 I can’t wait to see more in your next posts!
Thanks so much 🙂 It’s a beautiful destination and so close to Santiago!
I love how you always capture all of the details on your trips into nature! Spring is one of my favorite times of the year, even if my allergies go crazy, and I love being able to see everything come alive again! Everything in bloom is so magical!
Thank you, I always think it’s fun to capture the little details! 🙂 I know exactly what you mean about Spring allergies, mine’ll me starting soon, I’m sure!
Beautiful photos! Spring blooms are my favorite 🙂 Hopefully you don’t have allergies 😉
Thank you! I do actually get really bad allergies, eeeeep. But, they haven’t started just yet, thankfully! 🙂
Great photos of blossoms! I love seeing the beginnings of Spring. I’ve always loved the different seasons but I find I look at the changing of the seasons so much more closely since I saw David Hockney’s wonderful exhibition last year at the Royal Academy in London. He painted the same landscape again and again over a period of a year and the results were extraordinary. Glad to be back on #WanderfulWednesday
Thanks so much! Wow, that sounds like an amazing exhibition, what an interesting series of photos. So happy to have you back, we missed you around here!
Those blossoms are beautiful! That white tree looks like it’s covered in snow 🙂 Love spending a weekend immersed in nature.
Thank you! 🙂 It does indeed, it was beautiful and a weekend in nature is always a great one!
Thanks Tanja! They were beautiful 🙂
I think taking photos and documenting my trips has helped me to appreciate the details. I agree that sometimes they are the best part of an adventure. I think this is true in natural areas. There is so much to see!
Totally agree! Blogging and lots of photo taking always makes you see the small details 🙂
Great photos! I can use all the pictures of flowers, spring & summertime to abate the feeling that fall/winter is right around the corner (as it feel like in Scotland!) #WanderfulWednesday
Thank you, Lilian! 🙂
I love the colours of Autumn too – they are bursts of colours when the winter can be gloomy!
I can’t wait for the seasons to change to fall colors! This is a beautiful post! ❤
I love those bursts of Autumn colours, they are so pretty! 🙂
I have always associated cherry blossoms with Japan, but I guess they are beautiful wherever they are! #WanderfulWednesday
So true! I think they are just the most well documented 😉
Oooh I love it when you get those first signs of spring – such beautiful blossoms!
Me too, it’s the best sight! 🙂