victoria butterfly gardens

it was a cold, rainy day so we thought we’d go to the victoria butterfly gardens to enjoy the butterflies.  the air was warm and humid and smelled just like a tropical rainforest!BUTTERFLIES 2016-5485

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wildflowers in mongolia

i had expected to see vast grasslands when in mongolia but wasn’t prepared for the exquisite meadows of wildflowers throughout the country.  in some places, the flowers were so densely packed they formed a multi-coloured quilt over rolling meadows.  it is impossible to capture the their beauty but here are a few samples of what i saw.

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early morning walk

the weather was so beautiful this week that i decided to go for a walk in the neighbourhood.  the birds were singing like crazy and the scent of blossoms was everywhere.  i met quite a few of  the friendly neighbours who were busy spring cleaning.

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