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
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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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