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Re: England’s Thames Path: Kew Gardens

George G. ·
My wife Diane and I spent almost an entire day at Kew Gardens. So much natural beauty to see. We arrived from central London at the Kew Station in mid-morning and didn't leave until almost dusk. At one time our son had a possibility of being transferred to London and I recommended getting a place in the Kew Garden area for the beauty and quiet. One of my photos from Kew.
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Tahquitz Canyon, Palm Springs

DrFumblefinger ·
        It's a great time of year to be visiting the desert regions of the Southwestern USA.  The weather is warm and pleasant, the wildflowers  are starting to bloom, and the oppressive heat of summer is a distant...
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Palm Springs Air Museum, California (Where Gumbo was #104)

DrFumblefinger ·
  Gumbo was visiting the Palm Springs Air Museum in the California desert, and specifically had the privilege of sitting in the cockpit of a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber (like the one in the above photo).  Congratulations to the many who...
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April 22, 2017: Palm Springs, Ca

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob shows us the famous Palm Springs, CA.
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JetBlue joins Virgin America on NY-Palm Spings route

PHeymont ·
Palm Springs in the distance with beautiful desert landscape.     Photo: Stan Shebs / Wikimedia   JetBlue is adding Palm Springs, CA as a destination for the winter season, giving shivering New Yorkers another way to head for warm...
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Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort

Samantha ·
Samantha shares her visit to the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa. She says it is one of the best Hyatt Brand Resorts she has visited.
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England’s Thames Path: Kew Gardens

PortMoresby ·
After walking beside the River Thames for 3 days, PortMoresby ends this section of path by visiting 2 favorites in Kew Gardens.
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Re: Palm Springs Air Museum, California (Where Gumbo was #104)

Mac ·
And I thought that GarryF had snagged the first date with Miss Angela.... I am distraught!! I just love the nose-art on these planes. To have so many fly-able planes too what a collection!! Thanks Dr.F a great piece.
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Re: Palm Springs Air Museum, California (Where Gumbo was #104)

GarryRF ·
Another simple photo that inspires lots of chat. I too was wondering who first caught Miss Angela's eye. But then ... gentlemen never kiss and tell ! Love the artwork, something the stuffy Brits would never allow ! The USAF had a base at Burtonwood UK. Close to Liverpool where I now live. The aircraft would fly almost non-stop. New crew and re-load. Not even stopping the engines. (Tales from my Dad) The hundreds of American personnel would hit the bars in Liverpool on R+R. The local men...
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Re: April 22, 2017: Palm Springs, Ca

GarryRF ·
Does it enjoy an all year warm climate ? Is it a thriving city ? Is it one of those cities where retired folk go and live in peace ?
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Re: April 22, 2017: Palm Springs, Ca

Travel Rob ·
Palm Springs has lots of retired residents and especially winter residents. it really is a thriving resort city. It has become a year round city, but does get very hot from May through September. The rest of the year is warm. They say it gets 350 days of sun a year.
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Re: April 22, 2017: Palm Springs, Ca

DrFumblefinger ·
Winters are absolutely wonderful in the Palm Springs area. Summers are unbearably hot. Temps can exceed 40 C, Garry. I made the mistake of stopping there in the summer some years back and when I got back to my car, the vehicle was so hot I actually burned my hand trying to get the door open. It is thriving, especially in the winter. Summers tend to be relatively slower paced as is true of any place with a very hot climate. On a cool note, if you want to escape the summer heat in the desert,...
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Re: April 22, 2017: Palm Springs, Ca

GarryRF ·
Mt. San Jacinto sounds more like my cup of tea ! I've tried 40c and its not pleasant. Thanks for the well informed insight.
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The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens, Palm Desert, California

PortMoresby ·
Though it’s been there for 50 years, it was new to PortMoresby, on a visit with friends at that most perfect season, springtime in the desert.
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Re: The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens, Palm Desert, California

DrFumblefinger ·
This is one of my favorite attractions in the Palm Springs area, and is especially great to visit with children (of all ages). Beautiful photos -- thanks for sharing, and glad you got to see it all.
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Palm Blossoming Time — in Wales!

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe has found a way to keep busy during times of lockdown and shares his hobby with us today.
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Re: The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens, Palm Desert, California

George G. ·
Really liked the Giraffe photos.
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Re: Palm Blossoming Time — in Wales!

Professorabe ·
We are fortunate to live out in the countryside with a reasonably-sized garden in which to potter about. It is not huge, but gives us plenty of opportunity to exercise and to experiment with different ideas for creating pleasant recreational spaces. The garden has been a real blessing in the current situation and looking out of the window in a way brings foreign climes close to home. Palms do grow in the local parks and you will find them in gardens/parks elsewhere in Wales (and Cornwall),...
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Re: Palm Blossoming Time — in Wales!

PortMoresby ·
Thanks for the reminder of Trachycarpus fortunei, a really useful one for we palm lovers who don't live in the tropics. I had good luck with two I grew in the mountains of Arizona & could use one or more in a new garden I'm working on in a place with similar temperatures.
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Re: Palm Blossoming Time — in Wales!

Professorabe ·
Well, I have plenty of spare seedlings here - free to a good home, but you will need to collect them. :-) I found quite a few more since I wrote this little piece. I can't be sure what specific varieties they are - time will tell, I suppose. If you have a windy spot - we get plenty of gales here - you might want to consider T. 'wagnerianus'. The leaves are very stiff (almost like plastic). The downside is that they are much slower-growing (and people refer to them as 'dwarf' palms largely...
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Re: Palm Blossoming Time — in Wales!

DrFumblefinger ·
Good to see you're using your time in lock-up in such an interesting and constructive way. I had no idea palm trees grew in Wales.
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Re: Palm Blossoming Time — in Wales!

PortMoresby ·
Thanks for the offer - I'm sure you know how nice it would be to take you up on it. A very poor substitute to picking up yours, I've just found some quite reasonably priced seedlings on Ebay. It will have to do. Regarding getting "to a decent size in the end," I'm at the point where I must consider my own end in the plant choices I make. I resist the notion I'm planting for future generations, however true it may be, & want to enjoy them in my own!
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Re: Palm Blossoming Time — in Wales!

Professorabe ·
I understand what you're saying. I have always been fascinated by the cork oak plantations in places like Portugal. The people who planted the original saplings must have had a long-term view on things that I admire, but find difficult to comprehend fully.
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Re: Palm Blossoming Time — in Wales!

Professorabe ·
Good luck! They look like decent specimens.
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Re: Palm Blossoming Time — in Wales!

PortMoresby ·
Update - my baby palms arrived today, North Carolina to California in 2 days! Now to find some nice pots for them to live in until I decide on a permanent home.
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Re: Moorten Botanical Garden, Palm Springs, California

DrFumblefinger ·
From the superb quality of your images, I'd say you've mastered the art of desert landscape photography! I visited this garden years ago and remember being very impressed by the layout and beauty of the plants.
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Moorten Botanical Garden, Palm Springs, California

PortMoresby ·
On a visit with friends in Palm Springs, PortMoresby seeks out a corner of Southern California desert history at Moorten's Botanical Garden.
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Remembering Olof Palme, Stockholm

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visited the site of Prime Minister Olof Palme's assassinaiton and his grave when he visited Stockholm. The story behind the killing captured Sweden's attention for many years and may finally be solved.
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