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Nature

Nature

I have always been fascinated by the natural world and am revelling in gardening, walking and studying plants as I go along. I use my camera wherever I go.

In these blog posts, I share some of my thoughts, observations and pictures.

Yellow Flag Iris – Iris Pseudacorus

June 3, 2011 Nature
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Tweet According to legend, the first person to wear the iris as a heraldic device was Clovis, who became king of the Franks in the late 5th century. He drove the Romans out of northern Gaul, converted to Christianity, and changed the three toads on his banner for three yellow irises. Six centuries later, the […]

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May 1st in France

May 1, 2011 Nature
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Tweet King Charles IX of France received  a sprig of Lily of the Valley (muguet in French) on May 1st 1561 as a good luck offering. Charmed by the looks and the scent of the plant, he decided to give a sprig of it to all the ladies in his court, every year, on May […]

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