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To celebrate 200 years of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney the garden has released a limited number of giclee prints of rare botanical illustrations from the herbariums archives. They are available for purchase here. Below are some examples of the special works on offer.

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Fire Tree by Margaret Flockton

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Punica SP by John Miller

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Christmas Bells by Margaret Flockton

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Thysanotus Junceus by Joseph Lycett

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Opuntia SP by Margaret Flockton

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Flannel Flower by Margaret Flockton

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Acacia Formosa by Margaret Flockton

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Marumia Mascosa by Carl Ludwig Blume

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Pyrus SP by John Miller

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Opuntia SP by Margaret Flockton

 

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My sister just sent through some scans from last August when we were on the Tuscan coast, St Tropez and Biarritz.

  All photographs by Olivia Kaplan.

Just found these pictures on my sisters camera of some wildflowers I picked in the alps a few months back. They make my heart ache with happiness.

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Photographs by Olivia & Sophia Kaplan.

This last month I have been on a pretty incredible road trip through The Alps, northern Italy, Corsica and Monaco. For the first post I’ll share some pics from Morzine and Les Laix in The Alps.

Les AlpsOne thing that really struck me about The Alps is the amazing healthiness of the place. Nature is bursting at you everywhere you look and you find yourself being super active and eating well from the land.  I loved the constant buzzing of the insects, the clear streams of water running down the mountains every hundred metres or so, and the deliciously warm sun. Because of all this the plants are absolutely thriving. I was in complete heaven with a smile I could not wipe off my face picking wild flowers and berries which covered the earth.

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Along with picking what seemed like a million wildflowers we also went to the annual méchoui (spit roast) party of a friend, spent a morning summer skiing in Tignes, hiked through the mountains, swam in the glacial streams, went mushroom foraging, fishing (not so successfully), and made delicious salads with goodies picked straight from the portage (organic vegetable garden). This place makes me happy.

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