Travel theme: Grow

The vernal equinox has arrived in the northern hemisphere, infusing the countryside with a flush of early blossom and a burst of fresh green growth. Here are a few travel shots that sprang to mind, starting off at the very beginning, with seeds, or in this case, seed heads, which make for gorgeous winter interest in New York’s High Line Park.

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high line park new york piet oudolf

Tulips grow as far as the eye can see at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.

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Sugar cane growing by the roadside in Guatemala.

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Growing microgreens on the windowsill to keep my green thumbs busy over winter.

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❤ Ailsa

Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.  – Ralph Waldo Emerson

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. – e. e. cummings

We don’t grow older, we grow riper. – Pablo Picasso

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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36 Responses to Travel theme: Grow

  1. Waiting for spring here in northern Illinois. Fortunately, I think our flowers have survived the hard frosts that came well after growth had started for many plants. I just noticed some daffodils along the side of the house today. Can’t wait until the light is good enough to take some shots!


    • ailsapm says:

      We’ve had such a mild winter here, Janet, that plants have been completely confused. Magnolia, daffodils, snowdrops and primroses all blooming at the same time. It’s staying light a lot later now, each week that passes the day length increases dramatically so I’m really feeling full of the joys of spring. Hope it reaches your part of the planet soon. xxx

  2. Growth is definitely in the air with the coming of spring!

  3. aj vosse says:

    Green thumbs and growing… I’ve just learned you have another talent! I should have guessed! 😉

    • ailsapm says:

      You’ve found me out, Vossie, I am an unapologetic plantaholic, so as you can imagine, this time of year I’m all aflutter rushing about madly with seeds and seedlings. As far as I’m concerned you can never have too many flowers. Or lettuces. 🙂

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  7. Glorious green and growth, Ailsa. Spring is in the air and I love it!
    Happy hugs.
    Here’s my entry:

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  9. Leya says:

    Spring growth…you sure have green fingers!

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  16. Jaspa says:

    As darkness descends, the glow for Kilauea’s lava lake grows and grows!

  17. Cecilia says:

    Beautiful photos. Nature is just awesome, isn’t it. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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