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Paeonies / Peonies

Whichever way you spell it, these are gorgeous flowers. A highlight of springtime in any garden

And they also look good in black and white

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Spring flowers

That time of year when everything bursts into life and there are flowers and bright colours everywhere

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Blossom time

My favourite thing about Spring is watching the blossoms come out on the fruit trees. Beautiful in their own right but also a promise of things to come.

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What the well-dressed rose is wearing this summer

Live spiders – the latest must-have accessory in botanical circles ūüôā

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Hosta in black and white

Taken in the garden. I’m really pleased with this photo – and that doesn’t happen often!
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Roses in December

Anything is possible

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KoŇ°ice’s botanic gardens

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The botanic gardens are a little way outside the city centre, but easily accessible by bus – although when you get off the bus you have to look hard to see the signs. I spent a happy afternoon there wandering among the plants and trees. I was particularly impressed by their collection of chilli plants – who knew there were black chillis! A small herd of goats – and one sheep – were wandering around chewing everything they could get close enough to, and they added a certain charm, as did some chickens. Very good value for just 2 Euros admission fee – and 1 Euro extra for a pass to take photos.

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In an overgrown garden

In KoŇ°ice – the colour really caught my eye

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Harvesting

Nothing beats the great taste of fresh homegrown vegetables.

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Home sweet home

So my trip to the Faroes is over. During the past two weeks I’ve met some amazing people and I have some amazing memories. I also have some souvenirs. The puffin was a birthday present from my colleagues on team Klaksvik and will be treasured. I miss them all.
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Lulu was pleased to see me and was sticking close beside me – until it got dark (hello darkness my old friend!) and took off for a night of adventure. After the initial love-fest she wasn’t shy about demanding food.
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My vegetable patch went a little bit crazy while I was away, but my tomatoes look amazing!
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Back to work tomorrow – I have to make some money to pay for my next campaign…

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