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A few quick flower pictures

We spent this morning in the garden, just tidying up a bit – I did some weeding at the front, while J cut the grass and repainted the patio furniture. 132 more words


Lose the Lawn: Before and After in Santa Monica, CA

Seasonal fog and a thirsty lawn kept this beach cottage in Santa Monica feeling damp and dreary. Garden designer Susanne Jett of Jettscapes Landscape brought in the cheer by laying down a crisp layer of decomposed granite and planting a showy—yet low-water—border that birds love as much as the homeowner does. 185 more words

Fresh Dirt

Twelve Oils of Ancient Scripture - Rose of Sharon

ROSE OF SHARON/CISTUS – Cistus ladanifer

Biblical References:  Song of Solomon 2:1 – “I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valley.” 241 more words

Essential Oils


It’s the position I have to adopt to take pictures of what’s going on up on the sauveplaine at the moment. I wrote about my discovery of this area… 531 more words


Andalucian jewels

We’re just back from a  week at the beautiful Finca el Cerrillo on a guided walking holiday with Headwater, and whilst I hoped there might be some wild flowers to admire, I had no idea of the beauty of the Finca’s own gardens or the sheer scale of the wild flowers waiting for me. 185 more words

Wild Flowers

Luštica Peninsula - Maquis

The Luštica Peninsula forms one of the two outer arms that protect the Bay of Kotor (Boka Kotorska); it has a narrow neck where it joins the mainland with a large, pendulous tear-drop head.   783 more words

Balkan Wildlife