Entries from 'flowers'

flower overload

On Saturday we went to Kew Gardens, the royal botanic gardens. It was freezing cold, but the cherry (and other) blossoms were out and really, really beautiful, as were the many flowers in the impressive greenhouses. We walked around for a few hours and even went up the tree top walk, all in a mix…

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a day with flowers, letters & cupcakes

I wanted flowers in the house, so I picked some from the roadside on my way home. The afternoon I spent with the children at Happy Home and they wrote colorful answers to their pen pals. Their letters are really sweet and they even try to teach them some words in Setswana! The day ended…

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some more days around the Cape

Even though we had a full week in Cape Town, it seemed like time was flying too fast. There is just so much to do there! We managed to visit Stellenbosch and some of the nearby vinyards,went down to another end of the world at Cape Point and Cape of Good Hope,spent a lovely day…

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In Full Bloom

These days our garden is full of beautiful flowers! Some of them have been planted a while ago, some we put into the pots on the terrace. I love the big red ones and the wonderful rose. But the most spectacular is the blooming wall of our neighbour – the colors are just unbelievable and…

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orchid superstars

in Monteverde I visited the local orchid garden and was impressed by the great variety of orchids collected from the cloudforest area nearby. generally, the orchids here were a lot smaller than the ones I had seen before but their scents were incredible…. imagine beautiful tiny flowers smelling of vanilla, mint, pepper, lemon and much…

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