Posts Tagged: flowers

Nature
The Ultimate Guide to Cherry Blossoms in Japan and Beyond
May 22, 2018
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The Ultimate Guide to Cherry Blossoms in Japan and Beyond
Ever dreamed of getting lost in a cherry blossom hanagasumi (that’s Japanese for “flower haze”)? Here is a fifteen-minute guide to the magic of cherry blossoms, including how to tell them apart from other blossoms, and tips for enjoying their annual Spring bloom in Japan and across the world.
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Art by Nature – Australian Flowers
January 30, 2018
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Art by Nature – Australian Flowers
Ambling through the Australian flowers of the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha I suddenly see the native flora through someone elses’ eyes – artist, illustrator and author May Gibbs. It’s been many years since I followed Gibbs’ Aussie-bush inspired characters Snugglepot & Cuddlepie on an adventure, or looked into the wide eyes of a button-cute Gumnut […]
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Art by Nature – Wyoming Wildflowers
July 20, 2017
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Art by Nature – Wyoming Wildflowers
Only a few blocks from where we live is a home with what the owners claim to be a “prairie garden.” The jungle of long grasses just looks like an excuse for an untidy front lawn most of the time. Their neighbours complain bitterly about the perceived eyesore, devaluing their street and homes. However, after […]
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Art by Nature: Tropical Flowers Southeast Asia
November 17, 2016
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Art by Nature: Tropical Flowers Southeast Asia
Some like it hot – myself included! As the weather cools down I’m dreaming about my former life in the tropics, so I have curated a little garden of tropical flowers I photographed all over South East Asia. Looking at these pictures it is so easy to see how artists like Roberto Burle Marx found duende […]