Tag Archives: flowers

Everyone has a camera (and opinion)

Sometimes there are just too many things to focus our attention on. We became easily distracted. Instead of looking at the prize-winning roses in the International Rose Test Garden, our attention was drawn to all the lovely people there doing … Continue reading

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Life is a bed of flowers

How could we be so lucky? We didn’t know before we arrived that Waterton is the wildflower capital of Canada. To double our luck, the Waterton Wildflower Festival would start while we were there. Beth signed up for “Extraordinary Flowers … Continue reading

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The unknown world

We have hiked in many countries over numerous years, through deserts and up mountains, and rarely have we stopped to look at plants around us. Since our trip to Borrego Springs, California in March to see the “super bloom,” a … Continue reading

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A favorite travel destination for us

If we were to rank our favorite destinations, the list would most certainly include great scenery with birds and blooms. Add to that warm weather and plenty of sun. That’s why we made a return trip to Borrego Springs, in … Continue reading

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Photography of roadside flora in the Andes

“What a gorgeous sighting!” we thought as we clicked on our cameras. No, it wasn’t always birds we were excited to see on our weeklong bird-watching trip. Our guide, Marcelo Quipo, led us in search of birds, and we did … Continue reading

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Travelling to see some of the 4,000 species of orchids

For a small country, Ecuador is rich in bio-diversity – a strong selling point for a visit. 4,000 species of orchids can be found in Ecuador. Compare this to 200 species in the United States! When we arrived in Quito, … Continue reading

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Antidote to winter gloom

Day after day of overcast skies and cool temperatures signal it’s time to leave Washington, DC. Some people become depressed at this time of year due to shorter daylight hours and holiday frenzy. Our own antidote to the gloom might … Continue reading

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