Palhoca, Santa Catarina, Brazil

The Cabin area.



Palhoca, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Nasturtium
Tropaeolaceae
Tropaeolum



Palhoca, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Brazilian Bumblebee



Palhoca, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Nasturtium



Palhoca, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Walking Iris, Apostle Plant
Iridaceae
Neomarica caerulea



Palhoca, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Brazilian Slug



Palhoca, Santa Catarina, Brazil

This was a rather large wolf spider, about the size of a mouse.



Palhoca, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Avocado Tree



Palhoca, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Brazilian Grasshopper.



Palhoca, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Brazilian Wasp



Palhoca, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Brazilian Katydid



Palhoca, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Bluebug on a purple tinged leaf.



Palhoca, Santa Catarina, Brazil

This looks like Red Salvia



Palhoca, Santa Catarina, Brazil

I have no idea what this is.



Palhoca, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Rio Cubatão



Palhoca, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Near the waterfall pool, along the Rio Cubatão,
not to be confused with the world's most polluted river, which is located in São Paulo.



Palhoca, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Close up of some Moss



Palhoca, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Strange primative plants.



Palhoca, Santa Catarina, Brazil

A little vine taking advantage of the tree.



Palhoca, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Vines squeezing two branches together. Or are they just hugging?



Palhoca, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Beautiful flowers everywhere.



Palhoca, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Some stange mushrooms growing out of the logs.



Palhoca, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Looks like knives with bloody tips.








Palhoca, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Apple tree near the entrance to the trail up Rio Cubatão



Palhoca, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Hibiscus



Palhoca, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Hibiscus



Palhoca, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Brazilian insect love.



Palhoca, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Stinging plant



Palhoca, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Base of a Fern plant.



Palhoca, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Heliconia



Palhoca, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Glory Bush
Melastomataceae
Tibouchina urvilleana



Palhoca, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Then this crazy guy playing the Cavaquinho comes walking up the road...
My friend Elias from Chili.



Palhoca, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Begonia Tree
These flowers are edible, and are filled with vitamin C.



Palhoca, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Some fungus growing on Waldir's wine.



Palhoca, Santa Catarina, Brazil

The cats look a little different here.



Palhoca, Santa Catarina, Brazil

More fungus.



Palhoca, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Fugus Fest



Palhoca, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Dinner

Palhoca, Santa Catarina, Brazil




Palhoca, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Armação
Tons of tiny little frogs, I thought they were little grasshoppers at first.



Palhoca, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Laurel Clock Vine
Acanthaceae
Thunbergia laurifolia
Armação



Palhoca, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Laurel Clock Vine



Palhoca, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Floripan country side on the way to the city center.



Palhoca, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Economy Housing just south of Florianópolis Center



Palhoca, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Florianópolis Media control center
Map of this area: Floripa Map



Palhoca, Santa Catarina, Brazil

The original bridge to Floripa



Palhoca, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Right near the entrance to Floripa in Santa Catarina, near the town of São José.









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