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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

Plant Portraits

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


Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes

The Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes is a small zoo inside the Jardin des Plantes in Paris. It is the second oldest zoological garden in the world. 20 more words


Sun on Autumn Leaves

A seat in the sun and a couple in dappled shade.  Subtly coloured benches blend with the gravel paths in the Jardin de Plantes.  The seats have clearly been chosen for their robustness and understated good looks not their comfort. 6 more words


September Sun

Warm September sunshine makes flame-coloured autumn flowers glow.

Sunflower bud ready to open

Perennial sunflower & bumblebee

Nearly there

Orange Cosmos flowers glowing in the sun… 31 more words

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