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       Howdy All,


         Here is some beauty, representatives of the Life principle. A few of these plants are Ashwagandha, which I'm looking forward to bringing to seed and also making tincture from.
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forsythia are blooming


the sugarloaf has finished flowering but the white jade still has flowers
 
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I'm back home from my travels, but thought I'd share a photo I took in the airport courtyard while waiting to board the plane. I don't know what it is other than beautiful.
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Desert flowers at the airport courtyard
Desert flowers at the airport courtyard
 
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We went for a little drive up the mountains today and thought you might like to see some of the views.

That's the barragem marateca in the distance.



My car looks an awfully long way away. I hope she comes back...



Ah there she is. Glad to see her - it's a long walk home!



Views from the top of the Serra Gardunha.





A local village, complete with goats.



Mountains, terraces, and an imploded silo...



 
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Oh, also this one, which my partner took for you all to play 'Spot the Burra' with.  Good luck!

 
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A different sort of beauty, for all you train-spotters out there.

The last train-training train before the new line opens says hello to us!

 
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Rocky in the orchid meadow.

 
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Late Spring in the mountains.
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Sun worshippers?
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N. Neta wrote:Day 25 of my Capture Beauty Challenge.

Caught this one in the food forest...
Have no idea what it is, but it sure is beautiful.



Would love to see what beauty you captured today...



Looks like Phacelia to me. Bees love it!
 
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Iconic pale purple coneflowers of Missouri grassland
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Pale purple coneflowers
 
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I love that lupine photo. It reminds me of reading Cicero, the ancient Roman scholar, writing about how it had long been known (2000yrs ago) that land let to go fallow with lupine will make it better for subsequent farming. I like to remove ones from backcountry roads that will inevitably be crushed or killed by regrading and plant them amongst my food forest and garden.

I also agree the purple fiddleneck flower looks like phacelia to me. This has been a great cover crop-biomass accumulator-pollinator plant for me. It's been shown to produce as much biomass in its native Pacific NW climate as any other cover crop in a single year on recently disturbed soil.


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I don't have any recent flower pictures, so here's a gratuitious pyrenees-pyramid peak picture (Mt Jefferson in background behind backcountry Willie)
I don't have any recent flower pictures, so here's a gratuitious pyrenees-pyramid peak picture (Mt Jefferson in background behind backcountry Willie)
 
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There are so many colours outside right now that it is hard to choose!
Here is little plant that many consider a weed but I think it looks stunning (Hieracium aurantiacum, don't know the English name).

Currently I have none in my own garden but I will try to give it a place somewhere. Insects love it!
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     Howdy All,


         For your consideration, dandelions and yarrow, edibles and medicinals. Here's to Summer! and all that is promised!
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hosta and lilac:


hummingbird feeding at monarda:


plumeria flower with water droplets:


my Moms flower garden:
 
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lions mane mushroom at a local park
hi everyone!
 
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WOW…
I somehow missed the last couple of months all those amazing captured beauty.
Thank you so much, everyone, for sharing so much beauty.
 
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I think maybe this needs no caption...
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Marie Abell wrote:I think maybe this needs no caption...


WOW… Just WOW!
 
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My task today has been to find beauty in places where I don't like being--hospital, supermarket, waiting for a taxi on a city street...and I think I succeeded!

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