Travel theme: Dried

I was caught out earlier in a torrential downpour without even a coat. I’m now back indoors trying to dry out and hoping an arid travel theme will help speed up the process. To start, some dried out flower heads take pride of place in a wintry garden designed by Piet Oudolf.

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Coffee beans losing all their moisture in the sun on a farm in Guatemala.

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Still in Guatemala, getting ready for Christmas, Antigua-style, with these little, dry straw sheep… or are they reindeer?

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Possibly the driest place I’ve travelled through, the Mojave Desert in California. And judging by climatologists reports, it’s going to get a whole helluva lot drier in years to come.

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There, that’s better, I’m so dry now I’m almost crispy! So have you got any parched, dehydrated, dessicated ideas for your own interpretation of this week’s theme? If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

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xxx Ailsa

The author O. Henry taught me about the value of the unexpected. He once wrote about the noise of flowers and the smell of birds – the birds were chickens and the flowers dried sunflowers rattling against a wall. – Chuck Jones

A tear is quickly dried, especially when shed for the misfortunes of others. – Marcus Tullius Cicero

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