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In praise of Lilacs

Busting out in sumptuous clumps of intoxicatingly scented blooms, lilacs are sensational plants. So why are they so unloved? Just Google “lilacs bad luck” and you’ll find all kinds of lore about how bringing lilacs into the house is not good and wearing a sprig of them can be even worse. 611 more words

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Singapore #tbt

I was in the city-state of Singapore in mid-March of this year and I think it’s definitely one of the most beautiful cities in the world. 251 more words

Nancy Walton hits town... by edwardsdavid7

Nancy and friends sail into town…

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Arup: Cities Alive - Rethinking green infrastructure

“What should our designs try to achieve? We must take a critical look at the brief, make it more comprehensive.  We must look beyond the narrow object and ask ourselves: What will be the ecological consequences?”

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Berry, berry nice in Black and White! (MM2-8)

Even after all these weeks later I still can’t decide if these berries which LOOK like blueberries are actually blueberries.

Does it matter? Not at all as at the time all temptation to try one was resisted, instead savouring the moment with this photo! 69 more words


Hamilton Sightseeing and Waterfall Walks

While I was in Hamilton, Ontario to watch the 2015 World Synchronized Skating Championships I took several short walks to explore: one walk near the competition arena, several to visit… 1,608 more words