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Travel theme: plants

Travelling as much as I do, I’ve seen a fair few plants in my time. Here are some of the more unusual/spectacular ones I’ve come across

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parrot plant

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pitcher plant

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angels wing plant

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sea pandan

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Napoleon’s button tree

sharing with Ailsa and other plant lovers

DP photo challenge: future

fruits for the future

This tiny seed

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will hopefully produce a blaze of colourful geraniums like this

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hopefully these walnut catkins will produced a good crop of nuts

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and this pomegranate flower will ripen into a beautiful pomegranate

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travel theme: refreshing

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water buffalo taking a refreshing dip in the sea

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the elephants at the Pinnewala sanctuary in Sri Lanka get a daily dip too

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a walk on the beach will blow a few cobwebs away

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iced coffee on the beach

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maybe you’d prefer a hot cup of Java

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Luang Prabang

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the sight of a field of red poppies is always uplifting

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as is watching the dancers at a local folk festival

What refreshes you? Is it the sight/sound of water in some form? Is it a drink? a change of scenery?

sharing Ailsa’s travel theme

DP weekly photo challenge: half light

How often do poems and music combine? Ever since I learned to sing “Aedh Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven,” by William Butler Yeats it was always one of my favourite poems/songs, (listen to it here) , closely followed by Robert Frost’s “Stopping by woods on a snowy evening”.

Stopping by woods on a snowy evening

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village, though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sounds the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
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sharing with the Daily Post

travel theme: early

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Jacobs sheep and lambs

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a very young Exmoor pony

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early foliage

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early cherry blossom

Sharing my EARLY photos with Ailsa and co.

travel theme: flutter

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olive backed sunbirds, photographed a few days before they flew the nest

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Sri Lankan paper cut

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the flutter of an Indian dancer’s costume

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Balinese temple pennants flutter in the breeze

sharing with Ailsa’s flutterings

one word photo challenge: blue

colour your world

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Blue texture

travel theme: waves

what better way to end the year than a visit to a beach with a choppy sea?

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Ailsa’s creating waves this week ….

travels in 2015

Just in case you thought I’d dropped off the planet, I’ve been busy traveling but had time to put together this short collection of some of my photos from this year

http://www.albelli.co.uk/view-online-photo-book/f8a07785-492a-40af-a973-a30397a4b5b7

Daily Post: from every angle

lace cap hydrangeas photographed in the sub-tropical gardens at Abbotsbury, UK

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sharing with the Daily Post