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Mumsy’s Garden in Calgary Alberta Canada

Mumsy’s Garden in Calgary Alberta Canada

We’re enjoying springtime weather in Austin Texas. The wildflowers blooming along the Austin roadways always get me thinking about my mom, affectionately known as Mumsy, who happens to love gardening. She loves getting her hands in the dirt. She loves picking out new plants to try out in her garden. She even managed to get […]

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Flowers From Faraway Fields

Flowers From Faraway Fields

Traveling to faraway places I enjoy seeing the various types of flora and fauna of a region. I have seen Impatiens growing wild along the mountainside of Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. I was reminded of Texas when I saw endless fields of wildflowers while on a train journey from Casablanca to Marrakech in Morocco. Traveling […]

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Mosaicultures Internationales Montreal 2013

Mosaicultures Internationales Montreal 2013

Located at the Montreal Botanical Gardens the exhibit Mosaicultures Internationales Montreal 2013 included 48 entries from 19 countries. It took me two visits to view the entire exhibit, tickets were good for two days due to the size of the exhibit. Mosaicultures Internationales Montreal started in 1998 and the first exhibit appeared at the Old Port […]

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Bison – Mosaiculture Montreal Botanical Garden

Bison – Mosaiculture Montreal Botanical Garden

The bison were part of the entry from Montreal, Quebec entitled Mother Earth at the Mosaiculture 2013 exhibit at Montreal Botanical Garden. I was in Montreal for the Jazz Festival so this exhibit was a welcome surprise. It was my first visit to the Montreal Botanical Garden and the ticket was good for two days due […]

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Solo Travel Plans for 2014

Solo Travel Plans for 2014

I am reviewing my solo travel plans for 2014. Having lived in Calgary for 30 years or so you would think I would have made a road trip out to Jasper at least once, but no I didn’t do that. It was so close that I could go there anytime. That’s the way it goes […]

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Downtown Calgary – Olympic Plaza

Downtown Calgary – Olympic Plaza

My hometown of Calgary, Alberta may have short summers but they are beautiful. There are plenty of gardens and parks around the city and Olympic Plaza is one of my favorite spots to people watch and enjoy the flowers. In the winter there is a skating rink which I did skate on but it’s been […]

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Always Remember – Take Time to Smell the Flowers

Always Remember – Take Time to Smell the Flowers

2013 is nearly over and I enjoyed another wonderful year! We all could use a little reminder every now and then to stop and enjoy the beauty that surrounds us.  As my grandmother used to tell me, always remember to take some time to smell the flowers.  Looking forward to 2014!

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Mosaicultures Internationales Montreal

Mosaicultures Internationales Montreal

I was in Montreal in July for the Jazz Festival and while I was there I visited the Montreal Botanical Gardens.  This clownfish was part of the Mosaïcultures Internationales Montréal 2013  exhibit. I will write a full post about the exhibit a little later.  The mission of Mosaïcultures Internationales Montréal is to promote gardening and horticulture.

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