Monthly Archives: March 2017

vertical garden

vertical garden

vera wall system

Posted by grwhyrpltd on 2011-08-04 19:04:11

Tagged: , container , garden bloggers meetup , seattlefling , seattle, wa , freemont, wa , vertical garden , green wall , pocket , wallingford, wa , vera wall , window , Seattle , WA

Summer is coming

Summer is coming

A beautiful sunset on the way back to our home in County Meath

Just happened to come along this field – I think the green is a really nice addition to the image, with the clouds hovering over the field make the image more colourful.

Please leave any comments or just add to your FAVES.

Tx – Conor

Posted by cofarrell25 on 2015-06-05 17:04:53

Tagged: , Outdoor , Fields , Barley , Crops , Country Life , Colours , Summer , Sky , Field , Landscape , Grass , Plant , Growth , Grow , Grain , Golden , View , Focus , Bright , Farming , Picture , Photo , Natural , Nature , Light , Heart , Landscapes , Land , Image , Dream , Colour , color , Beauty , Beautiful , Amazing , Sunshine , Green , Pleasent

Flowers gardens. Castle of Villandry

Flowers gardens. Castle of Villandry

The flower gardens at the Castle of Villandry.They portray the different stages of love: sweet love, desire, passion, and jealousy.
FRANCE, June 2009.

Posted by Dawn_Loire on 2014-03-12 15:48:58

Tagged: , france , castle , château , Villandry , Loire , architecture , heritage , old , stones



Grow your own food in your garden with this simple DIY project, where you can use old crates to grow and categorize herbs and vegetables. You can grow herbs like basil, thyme, and lavender that are not only good to consume but also protects the home from negative energies and bad odor.…

Posted by dearlinks on 2017-01-29 18:33:01

Tagged: , diy , beautiful , wonderful , outdoor , designs , garden , decor , projects , ideas , plans , tips

Museum of Ethnology, Hanoi, Vietnam [Explored 137 on Monday, September 1, 2014]

Museum of Ethnology, Hanoi, Vietnam [Explored 137 on Monday, September 1, 2014]

The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is a museum in Hanoi, Vietnam, which focuses on the 54 officially recognized ethnic groups in Vietnam. It is located on a 3.27-acre (13,200 m2) property in the Cầu Giấy District, about 8 km from the city center.

It is widely considered to be the finest modern museum in Vietnam and a tourist attraction in Hanoi.

The proposal for the museum was officially approved on December 14, 1987. Construction lasted from 1987 to 1995, and it was opened to the public on November 12, 1997.

The exhibition building was designed by the architect Ha Duc Linh, a member of the Tày ethnic group, in the shape of a Dong Son drum, and the interior architecture was designed by the French architect Véronique Dollfus.

Posted by Lemmo2009 on 2014-08-31 17:38:36

Tagged: , Museum of Ethnology , Hanoi , Vietnam

Japanese Sokyo Temple – Lumbini – birthplace of the Buddha – Nepal

Japanese Sokyo Temple - Lumbini - birthplace of the Buddha - Nepal

It was in Lumbini, around the year 563 BC, that one of history’s greatest and most revered figures, Siddhartha Gautama – better known as the Buddha – was born. It’s no great surprise to learn that the World Heritage–listed Lumbini is of huge religious significance and attracts Buddhist pilgrims from around the world.

Located 22km west of Bhairawa, the spiritual heart of Lumbini is Maya Devi Temple, which marks the spot where Queen Maya Devi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama. In the adjoining sacred garden you’ll find the pillar of Ashoka, ancient ruins of stupas, and maroon- and saffron-robed monks congregating under a sprawling Bodhi (pipal) fig decorated with prayer flags.

Maya Devi Temple is set in the middle of the large 4km by 2.5km park grounds known as the Lumbini Development Zone. Designed by Japanese architect Kenzo Tange in 1978, it’s still a work in progress that comprises landscaped lakes and numerous monasteries that have been or are being constructed by Buddhist communities from around the world. Cited as evidence of good karma by some Buddhist devotees, none of the temples or monuments at Lumbini were seriously affected by the 2015 earthquake.

Most people rush through Lumbini, allowing only a few hours to look around. However, you could easily spend one or two days exploring the zone and its monasteries, and soaking up the peaceful atmosphere.

Posted by eriktorner on 2017-02-22 10:03:06


Deep In The Aspen Forest

Deep In The Aspen Forest

One of the things I love about Autumn is the way the ground cover in the woods turns golden right along with the leaves. It is this combination of events that gives the woods that golden glow. Oh how I love it!

Thanks for sharing the experience,

Grand Mesa
Sept. 13, 2012

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Posted by Aspenbreeze on 2011-09-15 19:44:02

Tagged: , Grand Mesa Colorado , Grand Mesa , Coloraod , platueau , high altitutde , nature , aspenbreeze , autumn , aspen trees , golden trees , fall season , autumn leaves , aspen forest , TheGALAXY , Remember That Moment Level 1 , Remember That Moment Level 2 , bestevergold



The view from along the trail at the Rachel Carson Wildlife Preserve in Wells, Maine. There is a birdwatching platform well hidden in those trees. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

"For the beauty of the earth, for the glory of the skies,
For the love which from our birth over and around us lies;
For the beauty of each hour of the day and of the night,
Hill and vale, and tree and flower, sun and moon, and stars of light;
Lord of all, to thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise."

The lyrics for this favorite Thanksgiving song were written by Folliot S. Pierpoint, and first published in 1864. Now nearly 150 years later, it is still sung paired with traditional tunes, and often also arranged into beautiful new tunes and rhythms. It even appeared in the 1994 movie version of "Little Women."

Posted by SunnyDazzled on 2012-11-22 14:33:10

Tagged: , Rachel Carson , National Wildlife Preserve , park , nature , beauty , scenery , scenic , landscape , sunny , Autumn , Fall , colorful , colors , thankful , thanksgiving , shade , salt marsh , coast , coastal , Maine , Scenics, not just landscapes!

Colin the Common Blackbird

Colin the Common Blackbird

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The Common Blackbird – Turdus merula

What does it look like?
The Common Blackbird was introduced to Australia at Melbourne in the 1850s. The male is the ‘black’ bird, with deep orange to yellow bill, a narrow yellow eye-ring and dark legs. The female is a brown bird, with some streaks or mottling, and has a dark bill and legs. Immature birds are similar to the female with lighter underparts.

Similar species:
The Common Blackbird is not readily confused with other ‘black’ birds as it is much smaller than most Australian birds with a similar colouring and has a distinctive yellow eye-ring.

Where does it live?
The Common Blackbird, was originally confined to Melbourne and Adelaide, but has gradually expanded its range throughout south-eastern Australia, both on the coast and inland, as far north as Sydney, and including Tasmania and the Bass Strait islands.

The Common Blackbird is most often found in urban areas and surrounding localities, but has successfully moved into bushland habitats. It is often seen in orchards, vineyards and gardens, as well as along roadsides and in parks.

What does it do?
The Common Blackbird eats insects, earthworms, snails, spiders and a range of seeds and fruit. It mainly forages on the ground, probing and scratching at leaf litter, lawns and soil.

The Common Blackbird builds a cup-shaped nest of dried grass, bound with mud, and lined with fine grasses. It is usually placed in a tree, shrub or low bush, but they will also use tree hollows.

Living with us
The Common Blackbird can be a pest in orchards, parks and gardens, being rather destructive of ground vegetation, particularly backyard vegetable patches.

Posted by DeTomaso77 on 2013-07-15 16:19:06