Floral Friday17-0217_Ballarat

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Floral Friday Challenge.

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On  Tuesday, Valentines Day, I drove to Ballarat

to photograph some of its old architecture.

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I was somewhat side-tracked by its begonias

being readied for ANZAC Day and the well known

Ballarat Begonia Festival.

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I was just in time to see them being fed and chat to the gardener…

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 who told me that he always plants red in this bed

for ANZAC Day, April 25.

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Some beds were nearly down to foliage only….

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however, there was a splash or two of colour

to brighten the scene.

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Floral Friday

Floral Friday

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Floral Friday17-0210_Engelberg

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Floral Friday Challenge.

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While in Lucerne, last September,

we took a drive to Engelberg

to visit a small tourist farm.

engelberg_switzerland_0324Once at the farm we were split into groups

for a two-horse power city exploration drive.

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Although these are not high quality photos…

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All to soon our ride was over

and we headed back to the farm.

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Floral Friday

Floral Friday

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Floral Friday17-0127_Schönbrunn Palace-2

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Floral Friday Challenge.

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Some more images taken…vienna_schonbrunn-palace_0034 in the gardens of…

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Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna.

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A ll these are on a side garden before….

vienna_schonbrunn-palace_0030 reaching the back yard, so to speak.

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All I can say is what a gorgeous archway walk.

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growing over the archway.

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Floral Friday

Floral Friday

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Floral Friday17-0114_Notre-Dame-de-Paris

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Floral Friday Challenge.

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As the title suggests across

the English Channel this week…

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to a small garden…

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the road from…

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Paris’ well known…

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Notre Dame Cathedral.

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At least all the foliage…

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blocks out all those tourists 😀

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Floral Friday

Floral Friday

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Floral Friday17-0106_Red-Geranium

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Floral Friday Challenge.

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Still in York.red-geranium-york_0705

Some more red geraniums.

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According to he medical profession I have

red-green colour vision loss.

 However,  this is one red-green combination

in which, I think, the red is stunning.

So…is it red??????????  🙂

Also my last York offering, I think.

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Floral Friday

Floral Friday

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