13 thoughts on “The Strange Pod

  1. I’m not sure where this sudden interest in flowers etc came from. I’ve never bothered taking photographs of flowers before. When we lived on dry land my only task in the garden (yard in the US!) was to cut the grass. I was never allowed near the other stuff. My approach was, if it is green, it is a weed and it got the chop! At the botanical garden yesterday they had little signs telling me which flower was which but I find I’m more interested in the structure of the flowers, plants etc. They’re little engineering miracles. I know I should try and find out their names but I don’t and that’s that! I am such a slacker!

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  2. It’s enough to enjoy the myriad of colours and shapes. I’ve never seen many of the plants you photographed. I didn’t know a lawn/yard is called the Garden there. I thought it meant just the garden with flowers or veggies. Back home in Michigan, I was the sole person cutting 17 acres of grass and weed whipping too. As well as mowing the trails down weekly that ran through the woods, using a large tractor and brush hog. Also called a bush hog! It was fun except for the damn bugs and the occasional bee’s nest in the ground. Run those over and the locals get angry and sting you! I can’t do some of those jobs now with my health not as good as way back when…


  3. I’m with you. If it is green. Mow it!!! The great thing about the Amsterdam botanical gardens is that they have a heap of people looking after the gardens (so I don’t have to!!!). I’m sure they will have some kind of botanical garden in Las Vegas (maybe with slot machines!). R

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  4. Well, some of the major hotels have seasonal gardens and other displays depending on the seasons but I’m not aware of any garden like you have. i certainly don’t know everything about Vegas.


  5. There is a huge place in London known as Kew Gardens and we used to visit (and feed the squirrels) when we lived in London. I’m not keen on gardening and know nothing about plant life but Kew is a great place to visit if you’re ever over in London. Very peaceful. http://www.kew.org Good for the BP I’m sure!

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  6. Thank you for that. I am deeply ashamed to admit that I wander around taking photographs of these plants and flowers and make little or no effort to find out what sort of plant or flower I’m taking a photograph of. I’ll never make it as a botanist! Matters made worse because in the Amsterdam Botanical Garden (Hortus Botanics), all the plants and flowers are labelled. I am clean out of excuses!!

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  7. Indeed I am like you. There always seems to be something (or somebody!) in the way! And, every photograph has to have an overhead cable running through it!


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