Botanical trekking in the Ligurian Alps

I have added some permanent pages of photos from a botanical trek that we did in the Ligurian Alps, finishing with a visit to the Hanbury Botanical Gardens. It was organized by the Parco naturale del Marguareismolte grazie to Ricky, Ivan and others from the park, and the two botanical guides, Bruno and Marzianno.

(Some photos are still  to be added, especially flora from days three and four, and the visit to the Hanbury Gardens on day five.)

Most photos are in the pages listed above under the heading Botanical Trekking in the Ligurian Alps,  but here is one of my favorite close-ups:

Flower and insect

Flower and insect

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Swamp things from last November

I have not posted for a long time but have visited many beautiful places meantime, so it is time to catch up with posting some photographs. These are from the Cypress Gardens, near Charleston. It has also been a very long time since I posted any turtle photos, so I was particularly happy to get these three to smile for a family portrait.

I would be very happy for identifications of any animals and plants here, or corrections of the names in my captions.

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Philadelphia Details

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Another gallery from Philadelphia; mostly details that caught my eye within larger scenes. As usual, click on any photo for a larger “carousel” view of all of them.

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Philadelphia murals

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I discovered this weekend that Philadelphia has a wonderful array of murals in all kinds of unlikely locations, like the blank walls of old buildings overlooking car parks. It goes back to a 1984 anti-grafitti project, that lead to a … Continue reading

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Markdown arrives at WordPress; more swamp thing photos coming soon

This is just a test of the new Markdown feature of WordPress, which is my favorite way of doing “rich text” (headings, lists, italics, bold, etc.) without the hassles of HTML markup, since “WYSIWIG” editors annoy me, often giving results … Continue reading

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