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Grasse, the city of flowers and perfumes

Grasse is another town in southern France with buildings washed in pastel orange and pink under roofs of terracotta tiles. Streets are narrow and winding. Mountains loom in the distance beyond the bell towers. It looks a bit like Menerbes or … Continue reading

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Hawaii in Bloom, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden (January 2015)

The whole island of Hawaii is formed of volcanic rock. You might expect a desert wasteland. Not so. We found a lush, peaceful tropical garden just north of Hilo. Interestingly, nearly all the plants here are imported from other lands: … Continue reading

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