WORDLESS WEDNESDAY

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY

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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 !!!

 

BEAUTIFUL KENYA finale

Today you’ll get the last pictures of our trip to Kenya, maybe you’ll want to go and see for yourselves how it looks as the real thing is always better than pictures of course, and as I said before, the smell you get with the views make it even more special. Kenya is highly dependant on eco tourists so you’ll be welcomed with open arms !

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A LONE ZEBRA ON THE BEACH, YOU CAN SEE THE FLAMINGO’S IN THE DISTANCE

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A BUFFALO HAVING A BATH, AND AGAIN YOU CAN SEE THE FLAMINGO’S IN THE DISTANCE

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HUGE CACTUS

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A GROUP OF PELICANS

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ELEPHANTS ON THE MOVE

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WE WERE ON A LAKE ONE DAY WHEN WE MET THIS GROUP OF HIPPO’S, UNFORTUNATELY WE COULDN’T GET REALLY CLOSE AS THEY ARE REALLY DANGEROUS AND THEY CAN BE VERY FAST

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HERE YOU CAN SEE HOW THE KENYAN WOMEN DO THEIR WASHING, THE WOMEN DO MOST OF THE WORK WHILST THE MEN ARE USUALLY SITTING IN THE SHADE, TALKING, SMOKING, DRINKING AND HAVING FUN AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST SLEEPING

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A FAMILY OF WOODEN HIPPO’S INSIDE ONE OF THE LODGES

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I’M A CACTUS !

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ADENIUM OBESUM IN THE WILD

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BAOBAB IN THE EVENING

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THE SAME BAOBAB BUT DURING THE DAY

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MODERN AFRICAN ART

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THE BEACH IN MOMBASA

We ended our safari with a few days at a beach hotel in MOMBASA.

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                                                                               THE END

I Hope you enjoyed your trip through Kenya, I know I did !

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week !

CACTI AND SUCCULENTS

Mornings and evenings are cool, even cold and mornings are wet but during the day we have real nice and sunny weather but the days are getting short now, it is only 20 pm and it is almost dark. At the end of October we get back to wintertime, I don’t like that at all ! I’m not a fan of Christmas and New year, give me Easter instead ! At least that means flowering season is there again.

I’ve taken pictures of some of my indoor cacti and succulents.

THESE ARE SOME OF MY INDOOR CACTI AND SUCCULENTS, I PREFER TO BUY THEM SMALL SO THAT I CAN HAVE MANY, I ALSO HAVE TO PUT THEM SOMEWHERE HIGH SO THE GRANDKIDS WON’T GET HURT

THESE ARE ALSO INDOOR CACTI AND SUCCULENTS, I TOOK THIS PICTURE OUTSIDE AS I JUST GAVE THEM A BIT OF WATER AND A BIT OF A CLEAN UP

SOME ALOE’S, THEY ARE REALLY THOUGH PLANTS !

I RECEIVED THIS LITTLE HOUSE AND GARDEN AS A PRESENT, THE CACTUS ON THE RIGHT WAS PLANTED IN THS LITTLE GARDEN, THE SOIL WAS COVERED WITH LITTLE PEBBLES AND THE PEBBLES WERE GLUED TOGETHER !!!!!!! CAN YOU IMAGINE ! I COULDN’T EVEN WATER THE PLANT ! SO I TOOK EVERYTHING OUT, PLANTED THE CACTUS IN FRESH SOIL, WATERED IT AND PUT SOME  TINY AGAVE PUPS IN THE LITTLE GARDEN.

Have a great weekend all and enjoy your garden !

“MY” CACTUSGARDEN part 2

Here is the second part of our visit to cactusgarden Algar in Spain.

In the South of Spain you can find quite a lot of cactusgardens you can visit and many people have a cactusgarden of their own, I’d love to go and live in Spain but my husband is not so keen on the idea as he would have to leave all his birds behind (he has hundreds !)

 

HERE YOU CAN BUY ALL THE GOODIES !!!

This is the garden of my dreams !

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND ALL !