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Hellebores and Hoverflies

A first I thought they were bees but, looking closer at the photos (click to enlarge), you can see that these insects don’t have the long, curved antennae typical of bees.   166 more words

Plant Portraits

Crocuses and Bees

February sun tempts the early crocus buds to open and draws bees from their hibernation.

Today started grey and cold but by early afternoon the crocuses in the Jardin des Plantes were basking in the sun while dozens of bees buzzed hurriedly from one newly opened flower to the next. 111 more words

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Facade of museum within Jardin des Plantes

Looking to Galeries d’Anatomie et de Paleontologie – found within Jardin des Plantes – with a vague silhouette of a dinosaur skeleton seen inside the museum. 14 more words


Entrance to geology museum

Taken while inside Jardin des Plantes, with an entrance leading towards the Mineralogy and Geology Museum within the gardens.

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Old Man's Beard

Seed heads of two clematis species catch the light in the Jardin des Plantes….

Tibetan Clematis tangutica…

and European native Clematis vitalba.  The latter is known as Old Man’s Beard in Britain, where it is common in chalk and limestone country.   90 more words

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From the Archive: The Worst Kind of Unexpected

Many of you, those who know me well or even a bit through Facebook, know that Eurotrip2016 didn’t happen. I made it to Europe, but I quickly returned home. 202 more words

EuroTrip2016 (The Trip That Never Was)

This time last year...

…I had the hugest grin on my face because Hubby and I were standing under the branches of a willow tree on the tip of the Square du Vert-Galant, a small public garden situated at the western end of Ile de la Cité in Paris. 724 more words