Just a quick update to my llama finger puppet post from last night...
Rosario sent me a beautiful photo of the llamas in their natural habitat, and she has kindly given me permission to show them to you! This is from the province of Salta in Argentina.
This picture is llamas at the "Ruins of Quilmes" which is an ancient settlement of a tribe that resisted the Inca invasion in the 15th century! Imagine how old these stone walls are. It is remarkable! The tribe was eventually defeated by the Spanish in 1600. How sad. Rosario told me that only 15% of the ruins have been excavated.
Look at the amazing patterns in the walls. Here, you can touch history.
I would love to visit this wonderful place and see these llamas for myself! What beautiful coats they have. And how do they not poke themselves on those enormous cacti? Ouch!
Thank you Rosario, for letting us take a trip to Argentina from our office chairs!