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Offline Rajame

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Re: Flora Native to Your Area
« Reply #45 on: October 18, 2013, 07:42:25 AM »
Thank you BBE! That is just fantastic! I am in awe!
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Re: Flora Native to Your Area
« Reply #46 on: October 18, 2013, 08:13:13 AM »
This is not flora native to my area, but I thought some of you might like to see the floral sculptures from this years exhibit at the Montreal Botanical Gardens.

Colourful, creative and the time needed to make them - wow

http://myvirtualgarden2.blogspot.ca/2013/09/mosaiculture-exhibition.html


Amazing, lots of talent went into those.

Offline Faerie Gardener

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« Reply #47 on: October 18, 2013, 02:33:49 PM »
                  WOW!
"In all things of Nature there is something of the Marvelous"  -Aristotle

"A garden is never as good as it will be next year" -Anon

Offline jungleland

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Re: Flora Native to Your Area
« Reply #48 on: October 18, 2013, 07:44:29 PM »
Those were amazing BBE!  Thanks for sharing.   :ecsmile

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Re: Flora Native to Your Area
« Reply #49 on: June 01, 2014, 05:26:02 PM »
Hey Folks,

As many of you know I went on a trip this past week. I finally got all the pics picked out and put in my flickr account.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/11681557@N05/


First went to the Toronto Zoo. This is a White Lion:




Then I saw my 217th Life Bird, the Sandhill Crane:




I haven`t seen a loon in years:



Go have a look and if you like a photo leave a comment !

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Re: Flora Native to Your Area
« Reply #50 on: June 02, 2014, 12:45:41 AM »
Wow Eagle   what a great trip you had. Thanks for sharing your fantastic photos, amazing animals. Your new kitty is a sweetheart,, have you decided on a name for her?

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Re: Flora Native to Your Area
« Reply #51 on: June 02, 2014, 06:04:25 PM »
Her name is Sky and always will be

Offline Faerie Gardener

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Re: Flora Native to Your Area
« Reply #52 on: August 20, 2014, 03:26:30 PM »
The Prairies in the Midwest are just glorious this time of year!  Today we traveled to a nature center a few hours away to hike and see what's in bloom. Here are some of the things we saw:
Lots of bees

                 

Lots of flowers, tons of color

                 

Lots of native GRASSES, GOLDENROD, COREOPSIS, CONEFLOWERS AND (MY FAVORITE):  Rattlesnake Master!
You can read more about it here:   http://wimastergardener.org/?q=RattlesnakeMaster 
It's the spiny looking white globe on a tall stalk in the center of this picture:

                   
"In all things of Nature there is something of the Marvelous"  -Aristotle

"A garden is never as good as it will be next year" -Anon

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Re: Flora Native to Your Area
« Reply #53 on: October 27, 2014, 02:05:11 AM »






I scrolled back the chat last nite and found the interesting conversation about squirrels eating mushrooms. So I went into my albums of photos I took while I was in Alberta in August and found some photos I took for Jon.  While we were walking in a beautiful forest of birches and bush I noticed mushrooms stuffed into nooks of trees. Turns out squirrels stuff them there for winter. Pretty good harvest too.

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Re: Flora Native to Your Area
« Reply #54 on: October 27, 2014, 05:33:31 AM »
 :eceek Wow thank you linuse. Who would have ever thought?  :eclove

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Re: Flora Native to Your Area
« Reply #55 on: April 06, 2015, 06:16:39 PM »

This 3200 Year Old Tree Is So Huge It's Never Been Captured In A Single Image... Until Now.  "The President" is one of those trees. The giant sequoia stands 247 feet tall, measures 45,000 cubic feet in volume, and is an estimated 3,200 years old.  The trunk is 27 feet wide and the his mighty branches hold 2 billion needles, the most of any tree on the planet.  On top of that, he still adds one cubic meter of wood per year - making him one of the fastest growing trees in the world.  Giant sequoias exist in only one place, where The President and smaller trees that make up his "House" and "Senate", reside.   On the western slope of the Sierra Nevada's in California, at 5000-8000 ft above sea level.  Until now, the tree had never been photographed in its entirety. It took an intricate set of pulleys and levers to scale the tree, which some argue is the largest in the world (taking width into account).  After 32 days and stitching together 126 separate photos, we are left with this breathtaking portrait of The President.  Absolutely incredible. To see how it was done, check out this video:


<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNCH6uhB_Bs" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNCH6uhB_Bs</a>


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Re: Flora Native to Your Area
« Reply #56 on: April 06, 2015, 07:47:04 PM »
Thank you Boodle,   I have seen that photo and enjoyed seeing how it was composed.   What an amazing tree.

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Re: Flora Native to Your Area
« Reply #57 on: April 06, 2015, 08:22:58 PM »
Incredible! Thank you Boodle!
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Re: Flora Native to Your Area
« Reply #58 on: April 07, 2015, 03:57:55 PM »
That is amazing, Boodle!  Thank you. I would love to see him in "person." 
"In all things of Nature there is something of the Marvelous"  -Aristotle

"A garden is never as good as it will be next year" -Anon

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« Reply #59 on: April 07, 2015, 05:07:47 PM »
Thank you for that amazing video!  Gorgeous in the snow!  It really shows the scale when you notice the humans hanging on ropes beside it's huge mammoth trunk!  Thanks for sharing!  :eclove