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Re: Top 10 Most Beautiful Gardens In The World

Professorabe ·
Any such list would be contentious, of course. However, this one doesn't contain a single garden in Africa and this, in my opinion, is a serious omission. The Majorelle Garden in Marrakesh and the Kirstenbosch Gardens in Cape Town would be obvious contenders. There are also many more fantastic gardens in Asia - e.g. the Royal Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
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Re: Top 10 Most Beautiful Gardens In The World

PHeymont ·
I think that's one of the problems with so much travel journalism: Top-Tenism, the urge to line things up in order and crown a winner. That means, often, directing attention away from wonderful things that 'didn't make the list.' I'd much rather see lists of 'Ten wonderful gardens you might enjoy' or 'ten restaurants I've enjoyed.' As for gardens: Some are quite formal, others either informal or with the goal of showing nature rather than decor. Some are large, others small. Some are...
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Re: Top 10 Most Beautiful Gardens In The World

Marilyn Jones ·
Excellent article and glorious photography!!
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Re: Butterfly World, Florida

Marilyn Jones ·
Such an enjoyable article and beautiful photos! Thank you for sharing!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 7th, 2014: Bees

DrFumblefinger ·
Some amazing photos here, Still Country Photo! I never realized how hairy bees were, but I can count the hairs on your extremely detailed pictures! Where were these photos taken?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 7th, 2014: Bees

PortMoresby ·
Just wonderful! Would you mind sharing some technical information with us? Maybe what camera and lens you used, for instance?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 7th, 2014: Bees

Still Country Photo ·
Sure PortMoresby, the two cameras I use are a Pentax K10D dSLR with a Pentax DA 55-300 mm f4-5.8 lens and the other is a Panasonic Lumix TS2. The Lumix takes macro pictures like nothing else I have used, I am learning to get better at taking macro with my K10D but am still not as good yet as I am with the Lumix. DrF, the honey bee (the one with no hair) was taken in the lovely flower gardens at Lake Louise, Alberta and the bumble bees were taken on a trip to the Bowden Corn and Sunflower...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 7th, 2014: Bees

PortMoresby ·
Thanks SCP. I'm still a medium format B&W film photographer in my heart but cannot deny the lure of digital in many ways, and it's come so far I may ultimately succumb completely. I appreciate the willingness to share information.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 7th, 2014: Bees

Jean ·
Beautiful photo's. I too have not looked so closely at the bees until these photos. Sparks a whole new interest in them. Jean
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 7th, 2014: Bees

Dr.Y ·
Nice pictures Still County Photo. Sounds like I need to go to that "Bowden Corn and Sunflower Maze" one day! Thanks for shareing.
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Re: Spring Time on Table Mountain

Travel Rob ·
Thanks adventuretime88 , Your blog made me feel like I was taking that hike! California really is an incredible state .
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Re: Spring Time on Table Mountain

DrFumblefinger ·
A most beautiful place! I can see why it's special to you. Glad that there are still unspoiled places left like this in California. From your photos it's a little difficult to get a sense of the size and scale of Table mountain. Is it a huge place? A smaller oasis?
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Re: Spring Time on Table Mountain

adventuretime88 ·
I have spent whole days hiking Table Mountain and haven't even covered half of it. The top of the mountain is divided by the single two lane road that cuts up and over it. This day was spent on the West side of the divide. I couldn't find any information on the square mileage, but as a rough estimate I would say "huge". There are also caves, which I have never found, but then again I have never found Phantom Falls, either. Just North of this spot there is a "ghost town" called Cherokee.
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Re: Las Vegas Celebrates the Chinese New Year!

GarryRF ·
Even for people who don't gamble - like me - Las Vegas puts on such a great show that its an absolute pleasure to visit. The colours and the floral displays are second to none. I do miss the water show at the Bellagio. And so much of it is free. Maybe not as old as some of the exhibits would have you believe. But a thing of beauty is a joy forever !
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Re: Las Vegas Celebrates the Chinese New Year!

DrFumblefinger ·
If Vegas relied on gamblers like us, none of those fabulous buildings would exist. I like Vegas in small doses. A long weekend is just about perfect, and usually then to meet with friends or family to catch up some. I agree the best stuff in Vegas is the free or near free, like the floral display at the Bellagio.
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Re: Las Vegas Celebrates the Chinese New Year!

GarryRF ·
There are only a few destinations where all the family over in the US and us English can meet. Vegas, Florida and New York. So we all went to Vegas to meet up. Walking along the strip towards NY,NY. 9 Fine Irishmen looked like an attractive bar - so in we all went. They had real "Pint Glasses" - 20 ounce. Not the 16 ounce we've had to suffer ! But after a few minutes we were frozen. They do love AC in Vegas. Too much like Ireland. Freezing cold. So we moved outside and sat in the shade...
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Re: Summer Colors in the Colorado Rockies

Travel Rob ·
Great photos! I also love the summer in Colorado
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Re: February 8, 2016: The Pride of Madeira

Travel Rob ·
Wow ! These photos are spectacular! Can't wait to see more about Madeira.
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Re: February 8, 2016: The Pride of Madeira

Marilyn Jones ·
Amazing photos! Well done Ian!!
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Re: February 8, 2016: The Pride of Madeira

DrFumblefinger ·
I can't think of a better backdrop for these magnificent flowers than Madeira. Beautifully done!
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Re: February 16, 2016: Madeira Market

DrFumblefinger ·
Many of us love markets and this really looks like a great one! Such beautiful images, Ian, thanks for sharing these with us!
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Re: Gallery: The Colors of Summer

PHeymont ·
The flowers are, of course, spectacular and beautiful...but I especially loved the deep, shaded greens of the tomatoes...
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Re: Gallery: The Colors of Summer

Travel Rob ·
Dr Y, your backyard is incredible!You could easily sell tickets to see those flowers!
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Re: Gallery: The Colors of Summer

DrFumblefinger ·
A beautiful assortment of color, DrY! I'm especially fond of those huge vibrantly colored poppies.
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Re: Gallery: The Colors of Summer

Dr.Y ·
Hi PHeymont, Travel Rob, DrFumblefinger, Thank you all for the comments. Yes, planting and watching flowers grow in the backyard is one of my favorite pass times in the summer. Here in Calgary, Canada, although the growing season is short, the flowers seemed to know how to take chances! The resulting beautiful blossom and brilliant colors make all the hard work worthwhile .
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Re: The flowers are saying, 'it's spring!'

Jonathan L ·
Beautiful pictures. I hope that you get to enjoy both weeks of Calgary's summer!
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Re: The flowers are saying, 'it's spring!'

Dr.Y ·
Ha Ha, the first is almost over!
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Re: The flowers are saying, 'it's spring!'

PHeymont ·
Well, our Brooklyn summer lasts longer, but we've had a surprisingly short spring after a tough winter—and to my surprise, our New Dawn roses—the pink ones in the pictures— are in full flourish a few weeks earlier than usual. In some climates, they're supposed to have a second bloom in October, but after years, we can only hope. That's all one New Dawn, over 25 years old...even when cut back to a stump it quickly and aggressively reclaims its territory.
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Re: The flowers are saying, 'it's spring!'

Dr.Y ·
The climbing rose is beautiful, I wish I can grow this Calgary!
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Re: The flowers are saying, 'it's spring!'

Jonathan L ·
Now that the weather is nice go to Pete's Drive-in for a burger and a shake.
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Re: The flowers are saying, 'it's spring!'

Dr.Y ·
Good idea!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day. May 5, 2014: Spring in Chicago!

PortMoresby ·
Isn't it interesting how the red tulips seem 3-dimensional. I noticed it in the Ananda pictures too. Very nice, DrF.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day. May 5, 2014: Spring in Chicago!

Travel Rob ·
i love Chicago and your photos really capsured the feel of Spring. A note for cheapskates like me ,is parking is expensive.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day. May 5, 2014: Spring in Chicago!

PortMoresby ·
I'd like to comment on design as it applies to the Pic of the Day thumbnail that appears on the homepage. I've been trying to choose pictures for this feature that look attractive in the small scale we first see, that will invite viewers to click on it to see it full-sized, along with whatever else we post. I think this one is a great example of what looks good in such a small size, clear design elements, in this case the central flower bed with a linear frame of pavement, trees and...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day. May 5, 2014: Spring in Chicago!

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the comment, PortMoresby.
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Las Vegas Celebrates the Chinese New Year!

DrFumblefinger ·
Happy New Year!!  Tomorrow is Chinese New Year, the dawn of the Year of the Goat (or Sheep or Ram).  The date varies from year-to-year, but Chinese New Year falls on the first day of  the first lunar month  in the Chinese...
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Roses are red, violets are blue...and UPS will deliver 110 million of them

PHeymont ·
Valentine's Day is this Saturday—only Mothers' Day rivals it in the flower business—and UPS expects to be handling 110 million flowers for the occasion.   You may think of UPS as the brown truck that brings your Amazon package, but...
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May 29, 2017: Springtime in the Walled Garden, Alnwick

Ian Cook ·
Springtime is special in most English gardens, and that's very true of the Walled Garden within the Alnwick Garden, Northumberland
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March 11, 2020: Photographing the Photographer

Samantha ·
Samantha shares her visit to the Denver Botanical Garden. She was with her inephew Jesse, who is an inspiring photographer. After a while she had fun taking pictures of him, taking pictures, lol
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Top 10 Most Beautiful Gardens In The World

Guest ·
It's hard not to be attracted to a beautiful garden. Today Emily shares some of the world's finest.
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Butterfly World, Florida

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger enjoys his visit to Butterfly World, near Fort Lauderdale. It's the world's largest butterfly park and you'll see large numbers and a large variety of butterflies, birds and plants if you visit.
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Summer Colors in the Colorado Rockies

DrFumblefinger ·
  I love summer in the mountains!  Winter has its own charm, especially if you like playing in the ice and snow, but summer is my season.  Days are long and the weather is pleasant -- sometimes even warm.  People who live in the...
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February 3, 2018: Floralis Genérica, Buenos Aires

DrFumblefinger ·
One of the most impressive monuments in Buenos Aires is Floralis Genérica. A lovely work of art designed as a massive flower, it contains a mechanism that opens the petals in the morning and closes them at night.
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July 10, 2018: The Lonely Flower

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger admires this lonely flower growing on an isolated stump in a Colorado reservoir.
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Flower Sunday and the Beautiful Churches of Romania

Andre Pur ·
The Palm Sunday as known in the other countrys it's a well-known holiday,  a Christian moveable feast  that falls on the  Sunday   before  Easter . The feast commemorates Jesus'  triumphal entry into Jerusalem , an event...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day. May 5, 2014: Spring in Chicago!

DrFumblefinger ·
  Despite its well-earned reputation for having freezing, harsh winters, the cold weather ultimately leaves Chicago and is replaced by a very pleasant spring.  This is a great time of year to visit the "Windy City".  Tulips and cherry...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 7th, 2014: Bees

Still Country Photo ·
    Does this picture make anyone else want to gently reach out with a finger and give him a little pet?  I wanted to but a childhood memory of being stung on the end of my index finger helped me to resist the temptation.    I...
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Gallery: The Colors of Summer

Dr.Y ·
Summer in Calgary is often jokingly dubbed as “two weeks long”.  However, the breezy mountain weather, warm days, cool nights and low humidity make summer here perhaps more enjoyable than anywhere else on earth! ...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb. 1, 2015: Flowers at the Window

PHeymont ·
  Nothing breaks up the straight lines and uniform colors like flowers at the window and door. Above, on a 13th-century residence in Bonnieux, Provence; below, the courtyard entrance of the apartment we rented in the 18e in Paris.
 
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