On the island of Mainau, I learned today that the fruit of a magnolia tree can look like a flamingo.
Sometimes the prettiest flowers grow in the most unlikely places
There’s always a rosy spot somewhere
Magnolias are astonishing. Such an abundance, every spring anew, fading away in the shortest time and leaving nothing but quite an unspectacular tree. However, magnolias have been the oldest known flowering plants, dating back millions of years, when there were no bees yet in existence but already butterflies fluttering around.
A symbol of the cycle of ephemerality and rebirth. Of resurrection and eternity.
Even under a gloomy sky, there may be sunshine
Structures, parallels, symmetries and accidental patterns, found on Mainau Island today.
Impressions from yesterday’s hike in the Kleinwalsertal: all the poetry of small things.
Blooming again in town: Fortune´s Double Yellow and Weigela florida, discovered in China and brought to Europe by «my» nineteenth century botanist Robert Fortune.