SPECIAL TREE

I love tree’s with an unusual bark. When we were visiting a tropical greenhouse I found a tree called CEIBA INSIGNIS also known as “bottle tree”. It was love at first sight !

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CEIBA INSIGNIS OR BOTTLE TREE

Don’t you love it ??? I do !!!

Have a great day all !

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A DAY ON A LAKE.

This one is not about flowers but about vacation. We spend a day on a boat in a natural park in Holland, called THE BIESBOSCH with lots of creeks and sweet water, not salt water.

There is so much water all over Holland (the netherlands) that almost every family here has one or more boats.

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A FAMILY OUTING

ALL SORTS OF BOATS AS YOU CAN SEE

Alas it was too hot for most animals and all we could see were some gull’s and ducks and a few swann’s.

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We enjoyed the cooler wind on the water and watching all the other boats.

Have a great week all and thanks for visiting !

 

SOUVENIR DE FRANCE

Last year we went to the South of France for our vacation. And look what I found ; piece of an old grape stump, it is now sitting pretty on my garden table and each day it reminds me of my beautiful vacation in France. Just imagine how much delicious wine this grape bush produced !??

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PIECE OF A GRAPE STUMP

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A CLOSER LOOK

Have a smashing weekend all and enjoy your garden whenever you can !

Oldies

More oldies today, it was a cold and a very  very wet Monday, a day to spent in bed with hot tea and a good book, alas duty called…

It was a day to dream about vacation in a warmer climat.

These are oldies from Arizona where we had a lovely vaction a few years ago.

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When I look at these pictures I can still feel the heath and look at that blue sky !!!

Have a great week all and thanks for visiting !

LA DOUCE FRANCE (2)

The colour BLUE, I love it !!! And that is what you get in the South of France, a blue sky and a blue sea, and that specific blue is one of the prettiest blues I can think of. And ofcourse lots of other blue stuff.

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LOOK AT THIS SKY !!!!

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BLUE RIVER

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Have a great weekend and thanks for visiting !

PS THERE IS MORE TO COME OF OUR HOLIDAY IN FRANCE.

 

 

LA DOUCE FRANCE (1)

We just came back from a holiday in the South of France. France is one of our neighbouring countries and to go there is about 1100 kilometers.I would advice you not to go there in July and August unless you really have too as it is the  summerschoolholiday for the whole of Europe then. But France is amazing and I am not surprised it gets the most tourists in the whole world !!! Personally I prefer the South, the Provence and the Cote d’Azur.

But hey, I think you want the pictures, not my bragging. So here they come.

We visited a special garden, it was the garden of a monastery in Mane ; Jardins de Salagon.

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FROGS IN THE POND

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PART OF THE OLD MONASTERY

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DETAILS OF THE WALLS

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THE FOLLOWING PICTURES WERE TAKEN IN THE GARDENS

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IT WAS DEFINITELY PUMPKIN TIME IN FRANCE, THEY WERE EVERYWHERE

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FIGS EVERYWHERE IN THE SOUTH, REALLY EVERYWHERE !!!

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THE WILD PIGS RUINED ALL THE GARDEN PATHS THE NIGHT BEFORE OUR VISIT.

As you can see is was definitely Autumn in the South of France, earlier than usual cos of the severe heath and drought they had for months on end. Here too we have an early Autumn.

There is more to come about our vacation in France so if you are interested watch my blog.

Have a great day and thanks for visiting.