It appears out of nowhere and spreads happiness and joy into the lives of those that it passes.
My mom always used to call me one. And here in el Nevado del Ruiz -two hours through the mountains of Manizales- I find myself surrounded by at least 43 different species.
A moment of pure happiness, here in the middle of nowhere. On my own, yet not alone.
Standing in a four hundred year old field of sunflowers; the Frailejón. Also known as Espeletia or ‘the hooded monk’.
With it’s soft leaves and light yellow flowers they stand in a thick mist and grow up to ten meters tall. A true survivor of the northern Andes when you come to realise it takes a year to grow 2,5cm.
Sensitive, yet so strong and extremely beautiful.