Not so long ago I visited again the orchid farm near Cuenca. Simply amazing! As I love plants and flowers, and anything from that kingdom, I am always watching during the trips where to find native flowers, sometimes endemic too, that will show what is naturally beautiful outside of the greenhouse.
The small and steep Pahuma Private Cloud Forest Resrve has at its entrance many different species from orchids that depict what I am talking about, and in may varied shapes, colors and sizes. You need to be lucky too, to catch some of the orchids while flowering, and with nice light too, since the cloud forest is well known because of its... yeap, you guesed correctly: clouds.
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