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Spectacular 15 Km Border Hike in Thekkady, Kerala, India

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After a long and very beautiful drive from Kochi ( Cochin), Kerala, we arrived at our jungle retreat by mid- afternoon. Probably having seen some of the most spectacular scenery imaginable, the long journey passed quickly and interestingly, through  just a small part of India’s State of Kerala. 716 more words

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Getting down to the Roots of Autumn

Autumn has arrived and that means Winter is just around the bend. Everywhere around us the world is changing, preparing for the cold. Bears are getting fat for hibernation, Squirrels are hoarding acorns, and the trees if you haven’t noticed are putting on a show of greens, oranges, reds and browns. 748 more words

Compass Rose Herbals

This Barberry bush (Berberis) has turned to a rich, deep red as if in an attempt to match its own berries. The thorny twigs make this a popular shrub for hedges and… 40 more words

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Euphorbiaceae, Jatropha chamelensis, Papelillo amarillo, pinoncillo - Jalisco, Mexico

Here are some photos of Jatropha chamelensis and endangered / endemic to the chamela-cuixmala biosphere reserve in Jalisco Mexico. The bark is very similar to another tree in the area, also called papelillo amarillo, but belonging to the Bursera genus.. 32 more words

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The funeral plant

As I watered the large, leafy plant in the corner of my apartment, I thought of my grandmother.

It’s been about a year since she died, the first time I experienced a death that actually meant something to me, that I could actually feel. 600 more words

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From A Doodle On A Paper Napkin... And The Bubble Doesn't Burst!

Imagine sitting in a pub and sketching out an idea on a paper napkin… you are with friends and you expand on your doodle and talk about the idea, and slowly it dawns on you that maybe this is a plan that could be put into action. 480 more words

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Warehouse beautification

Two days I week I work for a program based at a warehouse. Toilets are a big part of the program — so a creative type decided to make a statement to that effect. 41 more words

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