Archive for the ‘Natural history’ Category

Aka the paddle  or desert cabbage this succulent belongs to the crussulaceae family. It has red tinged edges, especially when there’s enough sunlight around. In summer it can have a yellow flower, but as it’s winter it has borrowed a primrose…..

(Looking forward to more Georgia O’Keefe exhibitions.)


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Light, even if cold, is fine for February!


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“The Jurassic Coast is a Walk Through Time.” With as much character – but with a far longer heritage – as the Welsh town pictured elsewhere, Lyme Regis is at its heart of that walk. Though the town was beautiful and the weather was erratic. It must be the monsoon season……


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Gwynedd, North Wales. The village is located in Penrhyndeudraeth, on the estuary of the River Dwyryd, …You can almost hear the helicopter – or its sidekick, Rover – coming into earshot.


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…a definite favourite. The trees are only just beginning to turn but inside the greenhouses are some wonderful colours.


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No more basements, fewer HGVs and  a rethink on the dams on Hampstead Heath. But now that Spring looks probable and Summer possible, it will be great to take a proper stroll again…


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So far the exhibition at the Highgate Gallery is going well. The private view was packed out and the red stickers started to appear!

Here’s a painting that also appeared. It’s a view of the botanic gardens in Oaxica, Mexico, which has an extensive collection of Cactae and Agaves.



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