I promised myself that this week’s shoot-out would be brief – I would not max 10 photos and they would all be ones I have taken this week – no digging in the archives. I am now being put to the test.
For a subtropical city, Rio de Janeiro does not show itself draped in flowers. Ipanema, the barrio in which my apartment sits, has streets lined in trees. Ipanema does not have but a handful of private homes, so the streets are of 4 and 5 story apartment buildings. For maybe 2 months July and August the temperatures are moderate. From November through April it is HOT and humid. These three characteristics lead to a lush, rich, shaded environment, and not many flowers can thrive in this shade and humidity.