A WALK IN NATURE

We took a small break this week and we went to the east of Belgium, to the province of Limburg. People go there for walking and cycling in the green. We took the dogs with us and we went for a long walk along a canal. Silly me forgot our camera so we took these pictures with a cellphone, the quality is not so good I’m afraid !

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THE FIRST SIGNS OF AUTUMN : FUNGI

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MORE FUNGI

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BERRIES OF THE AMERICAN CHERRY TREE, THE BIRDS LOVE THE BERRIES A LOT

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WHITE WATER LILLIES WERE GROWING ALL ALONG THE CANAL

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SAMBUCUS NIGRA OR ELDER

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A SMALL BROOK IN THE WOODS NEAR THE CANAL

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WILD FLOWERS

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MORE FUNGI

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A TREE KNOB

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WILD FLOWERS

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OZZY ENJOYED OUR WALK A LOT

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JIP ON THE OTHER HAND PREFERS TO BE CARRIED ARROUND BUT WE WANT HER TO WALK SO SHE WALKED THE WHOLE WAY AND I THINK THAT AFTER ALL SHE ENJOYED IT TOO, WE CERTAINLY DID !

HAVE A GREAT SUNDAY ALL AND HAVE A GREAT WEEK ! THANKS FOR VISITING !!!

FIGS

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MY FIGS AT THE BEGINNING OF MAY

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AT THE BEGINNING OF AUGUST I STARTED TO PROTECT THEM FROM THE BIRDS WITH ALU FOIL AND THAT HELPS

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THIS IS THE END PRODUCT, THIS IS HOW THEY LOOK WHEN THEY ARE RIPE

THIS FIG IS CALLED WHITE OF MARSEILLE, IT’S A FRENCH FIG AND IT IS WINTERHARDY, IT GROWS RAPIDLY AND I HAVE TO PRUNE IT OFTEN EACH YEAR BUT IT GIVES ME A LOT OF FIGS, MOST OF THEM ARE USED TO MAKE JAM BUT I ALWAYS COMBINE IT WITH ONE OR TWO OTHER FRUITS TO GET A PRODUCT YOU CAN’T BUY IN THE SHOP. MAKING YOUR OWN JAM IS SOOOOOO VERY EASY, EVERYONE CAN DO THIS !!!

THANKS FOR VISITING ! HAVE A GREAT WEEK AND HAVE FUN IN YOUR GARDEN !

IN BLOOM AT THE MOMENT

It’s high Summer at the moment so there are many plants in bloom but the first Autumnspiders are sitting in their nets, they are still small at the moment but they’ll be growing ….

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MY ALBIZZIA IS STILL BLOOMING ITS HEAD OFF

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MIRABILIS JALAPA

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I’M GETTING LOTS OF FRUIT ON MY PASSIONFLOWER PLANTS

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YELLOW DAHLIA

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ANOTHER YELLOW DAHLIA, COMPLETELY DIFFERENT FROM THE ONE ABOVE

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ANOTHER SIGN OF AUTUMN SOON TO COME, KIRENGOSHOMA PALMATA, A JAPANESE PLANT WHO WILL GET YELLOW BELL FORMED FLOWERS

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THE BUDS OF A PINK SEDUM SPECTABILE, A SUCCULENT WHO ATTRACTS MANY BEES AND BUTTERFLIES WHEN IT’S IN FULL BLOOM

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I HAVE LOADS OF FIGS THIS YEAR, THESE FIGS WILL NOT COLOUR PURPLE WHEN RIPE, THESE WILL GET A LITTLE MORE YELLOW AND WHEN THEY ARE SOFT YOU KNOW THEY ARE RIPE, THEY ARE CALLED “WHITE OF MARSEILLE”

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THESE TAGETES WITH THE TINY YELLOW FLOWERS RESIST DROUGHT BETTER THAN THE ONES WITH THE BIGGER FLOWERS

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MY FIRST AUTUMN ANEMONE THIS YEAR

HOW ABOUT THE BLOOMS IN YOUR GARDENS , ARE YOU HAPPY WITH THIS YEARS SUMMER , I AM  !!!!

THANKS FOR VISITING !! IT’S MUCH APPRECIATED !