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Bees and Zinnias

In the Jardin des Plantes this season four long borders are given over to a display of different zinnia varieties.  The flowers range from delicate small blooms in dusky red and pastel shades to brilliantly bicoloured pinks and oranges.   45 more words

Plant Portraits

Sparrows and Sunflowers

A party of sparrows feasting on sunflower seeds in the Jardin des Plantes.

The young birds were hopping comfortably from one flat seed head to another, paying little attention to people passing on the footpath alongside. 81 more words

Parks & Gardens

Part of Grandes Serres of Jardin des Plantes

Part of the Grandes Serres – greenhouses within Jardin des Plantes which are historical monuments which were the largest of their kind in the 1830’s. 13 more words


The Flamingos ~

Jardin des Plantes, Paris
By Rainer Maria Rilke
(translated by Len Krisak)

In Fragonard-reflections such as these,
one sees no more of true flamingo red… 100 more words


Georges Comte de Buffon at Jardin des Plantes

This statue is of a former director of the Jardin des Plantes from the 1700’s; Georges Comte de Buffon.

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Photo Diary: Toulouse, France

It’s a big city but also a small town.  I’ve never been anywhere like Toulouse: a bustling city with multiple metro lines yet boasts a small town charm.  201 more words


Days 16-19: Tall Tales from Toulouse

This week was the first full week of the program; and like last year, the semester hit the ground running. With only eight weeks in the semester, there was no time to waste! 1,181 more words