OLD BUT BEAUTIFUL part 3

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.

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THIS ONE I FOUND IN FRANCE, A CORK TREE PERHAPS ?20132409provence 053

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

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ANOTHER EUCALYPTUS

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THE BARK OF A PALMTREE IN MONACO

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I FELL IN LOVE WITH THIS TREE THE MOMENT I SAW IT IN THE JARDIN EXOTIC IN MONACO

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THIS IS A CLOSE UP OF THE BARK, ISN’T IT STUNNING !!!!???

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HOW ABOUT THIS ONE ? LOOKS LIKE TE PAW OF AN ELEPHANT ! ALSO TAKEN IN MONACO

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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 !

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A HUGE JADE TREE WITH A LOVELY STEM

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ANOTHER CACTUS TREE IN MONACO

The following pictures were taken in the south of France, I found these old pine tree’s quite impressive.

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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 !!!

 

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FINALLY

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 !

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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

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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

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.

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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.