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June 20th 2006
Published: June 21st 2006
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I swear I'll write one day, when my brain gets back to normal. I think it's entered a summer hibernation or something. If you write me an email, stick to monosyllabic words, please....

So, the photos - this batch are of the world famous Hortus of Leiden, where Carolius Clusius established the tulip in Europe, kickstarting the tulip craze that sent many broke, but ultimately gave everyone the illusion that tulips are actually Dutch (they are from the Turkish region, incidentally). Lots of plants (pretty much nothing but), and a few euphorbias for good luck...


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curly leafcurly leaf
curly leaf

De Hortus in Leiden, the Netherlands
dicentradicentra
dicentra

De Hortus in Leiden, the Netherlands
coca flowerscoca flowers
coca flowers

De Hortus in Leiden, the Netherlands
unidunid
unid

De Hortus in Leiden, the Netherlands
nepenthesnepenthes
nepenthes

De Hortus in Leiden, the Netherlands
nepenthesnepenthes
nepenthes

De Hortus in Leiden, the Netherlands
hairy orchidshairy orchids
hairy orchids

De Hortus in Leiden, the Netherlands
Aristolochia grandiflora = freak flowerAristolochia grandiflora = freak flower
Aristolochia grandiflora = freak flower

De Hortus in Leiden, the Netherlands
Aristolochia close-upAristolochia close-up
Aristolochia close-up

De Hortus in Leiden, the Netherlands
yellow orchidyellow orchid
yellow orchid

De Hortus in Leiden, the Netherlands
finally, some decent Amazon liliesfinally, some decent Amazon lilies
finally, some decent Amazon lilies

De Hortus in Leiden, the Netherlands
and againand again
and again

De Hortus in Leiden, the Netherlands
and againand again
and again

De Hortus in Leiden, the Netherlands
with a bit of water hyacinthwith a bit of water hyacinth
with a bit of water hyacinth

De Hortus in Leiden, the Netherlands
water hyacinth flowerswater hyacinth flowers
water hyacinth flowers

De Hortus in Leiden, the Netherlands
water hyacinth leaveswater hyacinth leaves
water hyacinth leaves

De Hortus in Leiden, the Netherlands
and the odd blue water lilyand the odd blue water lily
and the odd blue water lily

De Hortus in Leiden, the Netherlands
blue water lilyblue water lily
blue water lily

De Hortus in Leiden, the Netherlands
blue water lily openingblue water lily opening
blue water lily opening

De Hortus in Leiden, the Netherlands
me and cacao - the world's best treeme and cacao - the world's best tree
me and cacao - the world's best tree

De Hortus in Leiden, the Netherlands
cacao flowerscacao flowers
cacao flowers

De Hortus in Leiden, the Netherlands


22nd June 2006

Daylight robbery
So glad to hear your robbery had a plus side!!! Did you get thier phone numbers? Hope you had a copy of your passport elsewhere. The photo's are beautiful, you even scrub up well Em.

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