Isn’t time flying these last days of 2013 ! We had no real Winter days yet, except for a few light night frosts, not that I am complaining !
The sun is shining today so I’ll try and take a few pictures from the garden today. But first I’ll continue with the tree’s series that I started a while back. I met some pretty amazing tree’s on my travels and as I know some of you like tree’s as much as I do I want to share my pictures with you.
THIS ONE I FOUND IN FRANCE, A CORK TREE PERHAPS ?
THIS IS A EUCALYPTUS TREE, YOU FIND THEM EVERYWHERE IN FRANCE AND NOW THEY ARE POPULAR IN BELGIUM TOO, ALAS THEY ARE NOT ALWAYS WINTERHARDY OVER HERE
THE BARK OF A PALMTREE IN MONACO
I FELL IN LOVE WITH THIS TREE THE MOMENT I SAW IT IN THE JARDIN EXOTIC IN MONACO
THIS IS A CLOSE UP OF THE BARK, ISN’T IT STUNNING !!!!???
HOW ABOUT THIS ONE ? LOOKS LIKE TE PAW OF AN ELEPHANT ! ALSO TAKEN IN MONACO
THIS IS A CACTUS TREE, THE FIRST CACTUS TREE I SAW IN MY LIFE, I DIDN’T KNOW OPUNTIA’S COULD GET REAL TREE STEMS !
A HUGE JADE TREE WITH A LOVELY STEM
ANOTHER CACTUS TREE IN MONACO
The following pictures were taken in the south of France, I found these old pine tree’s quite impressive.
With this pictures I’ll end the old but beautiful tree’s series but I’ll continue to photograph them and in the future I’ll do more of the tree’s series.
I wish you all a very happy and beautiful new year with lots of fun and inspiration in whatever it is you are doing and I want to thank you all for visiting my blog and commenting on it, I really appreciate it !!!
I finally found some time to start on my Christmas decorations. I decided not to have a tree this year, my husband insists on a real tree but I always feel so sad when it has to go again, it has to grow for several years before it is big enough to serve as a Christmas tree and then after a few weeks in the house it has to go and as we can’t plant it in our garden to give it a second life….so I try to give my house a festive feel with other Christmas decorations. It is a job that takes several days but today I made a start. Life has been terrible hectic for me lately, I always think that the days of December go faster than the days of the other months, I don’t know why !
ITS CLASSIC RED AND SILVER, I LOVE THE WARMTH OF THE RED AGAINST THE COOL OF THE SILVER, BUT I TRY A DIFFERENT SET UP EVERY YEAR
There is more to come in the next days, I even found some bloomers in the garden !!!
Have a great festive season !!! And thanks for stopping by, I really appreciate it !
May I present to you my new garden helper ? I still have the old one but she is almost 14 now and is no longer interested in gardening.
THIS IS OZZY, A SPANISH HOMELESS STREET DOG WHICH I ADOPTED ABOUT 2 WEEKS AGO, HE CAME BY PLANE TO BRUSSELS AIRPORT WHERE I COLLECTED HIM, HE IS 2 YEARS OLD, HE ADAPTED IMMEDIATELY TO FAMILY LIFE AND HE SEEMS TO BE HAPPY, HE WAS IN A REAL STATE WHEN SOMEONE FOUND HIM AND BROUGHT HIM TO THE SHELTER.