Category Archives: Garden

Weekly Smile #46

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How fast time goes, another week gone

and I hope you smiled all the way!

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My smile went bigger this week

when I saw my seeds growing finally.

I had collected seeds from different Palm trees and

Voila!

 

 

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Hoping they grow big and strong for me

so I can put my hammock in between and relax….

 

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Well in 15 years time perhaps…..hehe

 

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Autumn Tag

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Autumn the colourful season is here and I have been tagged.

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The creator is https://ilmondodishioren.wordpress.com/ and I thank the guywhosaidalwaysno who tagged me.

The rules are:

  • Tell us the three things that you love about autumn.
  • Appoint 15  others bloggers

 

The three things that I love about Autumn are:

First: The colours of Autumn. Aren’t they amazing?

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Second: The fun in the colouful leaves.

I love walking  and jumping through them.

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Third:  A peaceful warm light like my salt lamp.

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 Autumn evenings like that are great with a hot drink and a book.

 

Wishing you a super Autumn Evening!

 

Oops nearly forgot the tags:

Here are some:

Liz, I know who has beautiful Autumn view from her house.

Steffi who has a lovely Autumnal park nearby

Sally who shows us beauty every day.

Terry who loves her camera and takes beautiful pictures from her neighbourhood.

 

 

 

Holiday time

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In August I went on holiday to different places for short periods.

( Mallorca- Spain and Germany)

In Mallorca the palm trees were my favourite, ( see here)

In Germany the lakes for swimming were super.

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This is the dress I bought in Mallorca.

With Spanish temperatures in Bavaria I could wear it again.

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Here is the proof….. I went into this lake too….

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yes, I did go deeper and swam, it was so refreshing.

What a view of the blue sky …… under the shade of a tree.

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The flowers with all the different vibrant colours always bring a spectacular show.

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I also have learnt how to make the best latte or cappuccino, with frothy milk.

Yummy.

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Goes really well with a slice of Black Forest Gateau.sst

 

Life is good!

Enjoy every moment!

I do!

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My Garden Heaven

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Come with me in my little garden.

Small but so enjoyable and beautiful.

Enjoy the small things and see the beauty in it.

My strawberries are coming so lovely this year.

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They are bigger in size, as we had lots of rain,

still not quite red as we do not have enough sun, but…..

All things grow with love!

Slowly they are getting red though, see for yourself:

 

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I can see jam coming up….. ❤

 

Here are some other shots of my garden.

 

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I love my garden and am very grateful for this little oasis.

 

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Almost any garden,

if you see it at just the right moment,

can be confused with paradise.

Henry Mitchell

 

 

Birthday and Rainforest

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I have been away to celebrate my mum’s 90th birthday.

My mum deserved a great Birthday Party.

She is doing well and could enjoy everything to the full.

We had a lovely celebration, great food ,

lovely company and everyone was happy.

Never forget to tell your loved ones that you love them.

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While we were there, we visited the Rainforest there too.

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Yes, it was in Germany,

still we walked through the forest

and it rained heavily. 🙂

At the end of the walk we were rewarded

with the view of the local waterfall.

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The Uracher Wasserfall

falls 37 meters down and had lots of water as it had rained a lot before.

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You cannot drive to the waterfall but have to walk as there is a conservation area around it. It is beautiful to walk through the forest, and only hear the birds, the splashing of the little stream next to you and then the tossing of the waterfall.

As it is June everything is beautifully lush and green.

Here 2 pictures from my mum’s garden, I particularly like.

 

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What a perfect rose!

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Home Tweet Home

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Very close to the former Olympic Village which is now called East Village,

there are some lovely parks and many green spaces.

This is 15 minutes from my home away.

On my walk I found this today:

East Village and the RSPB ( Royal Society for the protection of birds)

have joined up with local carpenter Pete Bagg

to create 10 London skyline inspired bird boxes

to help bring birds back to the capital.

 

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Wonderfully done.

I have a picture of the original London Landmark

combined with the bird box.

See for yourself.

BT Tower

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BT Tower

 

Buckingham Palace

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Buckingham Palace

Olympic Velodrome

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Olympic Velodrome

Battersea Power station

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Battersea Power station

Olympic Orbit

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Big Ben

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Canary Wharf – HSBC Building

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Canary Wharf HSBC Building

Tower Bridge

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Tower Bridge

The Tower of London

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London Tower

The Gherkin

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What a fantastic idea.

The boxes are displayed for one month here

before each box is moved to its permanent home

at green locations around the area.

Let the birds come…..

 

More gardens in London

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I discovered another lovely green space in London.

A little oasis right in the middle

of the concrete jungle of the Barbican.

There is the second biggest conservatory in London

which is like a mini Kew Gardens with exotic plants,

like cacti, orchids, bamboo etc.

It is home to exotic fish and over 2,000 species of tropical plants.

It is open on Sundays to the public for free.

See for yourself what we found there:

 

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A perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon in London.