Travel theme: Plants

It occurred to me recently that many of my travels have involved, at some point or another, close up encounters with plants, from giant redwoods in California to tiny mosses in the Hoh rainforest. Some of the more memorable and photogenic encounters involved edible plant life. In Guatemala I found perfectly paired plantations of coffee

Coffee beans

Coffee beans

and sugar canes.

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Turkey gave me pomegranates…

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..Rome gave me oranges…

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..Washington state orchards groaned under the weight of ripe, juicy peaches…

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…and Irish hedgerows made for bounteous foraging.

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Now I realize that photos of berries in a hedge might not take centre stage in everyone’s travel shots, which is why this week’s theme, Plants, is wide open for interpretation. Any plant that reminds you of travel is fair game. If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Plants
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  • Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
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xxx Ailsa

Animals are something invented by plants to move seeds around. An extremely yang solution to a peculiar problem which they faced. – Terence McKenna

An artist cannot speak about his art any more than a plant can discuss horticulture. = Jean Cocteau

About ailsapm

Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue - - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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63 Responses to Travel theme: Plants

  1. Ypu have me drooling at your wonderful ripening fruit!

  2. mickscogs says:

    So opposite to our dreary conditions at the moment. Blogging for Antipodeans is full of paradoxes.

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    • ailsapm says:

      Wow, that topiary is amazing – Snow White and the Seven Dwarves is my favourite, that dress is off the charts 🙂

  4. aj vosse says:

    Sweet!! Well, not those hedgerow berries!! They’re positively tart!! I think you just threw them in as counterbalance for all the sweetness!! 😉

  5. Beautiful photos of the fruits of the earth. We’re fortunate in Tennessee right now — so many things are maturing and hitting our farmers markets. Your travel theme is so appropriate now.

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  7. Jaspa says:

    The oranges in Rome are my favourite of your photos this week, Ailsa.
    My contribution is time going backwards on a floral clock in Chile:

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  10. I love the photograph of the oranges; makes me want to eat one! Here’s my contribution for this week –

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  13. Leya says:

    Gorgeous fruits…and plants. Mine are from the Pyrenées – a great hike.

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  16. Hi Ailsa, Thanks for another great challenge. Here is my response:

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  26. elizz says:

    hi ailsa, my take on this week’s challenge .. happy sunday 🙂

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  29. Ulrike says:

    Now here come my contribution. Nice theme. Thank you Ailsa
    Best regards

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  31. ledrakenoir says:

    Now I have to have a cup of coffee, again… 😀

    Inspiring captures… 🙂

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  36. Hi there! I just got back from another great trip to the Mendocino Botanical Gardens. I would love for you to check out my “plants” here…


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  41. Gorgeous, colourful images, Ailsa. 🙂

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