My favourite parks ๐ŸŒณโ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒณ

St James’s Park in central London is one of the best curated and interesting urban green areas, against the royal backdrop of Buckingham Palace and the scenic perspective of The Mall. Originally marshland in between royal residences, it was drained and landscaped to host exotic animals and plants by orders of James I. Green Park is the smallest of the Royal Parks in London, with … Continue reading My favourite parks ๐ŸŒณโ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒณ

Plants & Flowers โค๏ธ๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒผ

Plants and flowers Apart from charming sunsets and colourful glass, there are many other nature subjects that attract my attention, with plants and flowers taking a good deal of consideration. Regardless the season of the year, there are always interesting natural findings, in the parks and gardens around my place, that deserve to be framed with a nice shot.  In this day and age, I … Continue reading Plants & Flowers โค๏ธ๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒผ

Succulent show โค๏ธ๐ŸŒตโค๏ธ

A few days ago I went to my first botanical show and it was really a revelation. For months now I have been developing my personal collection of succulents, stemming from the realisation that these are the only plants that can survive my prolonged periods of absence from home. Because these are plants whose natural habitat is the desert, they actually thrive without water and … Continue reading Succulent show โค๏ธ๐ŸŒตโค๏ธ

Kalanchoe thyrsiflora ๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒต

The little plant I’m featuring in this post belogs to a different genus than the other ones in my succulent collection. This plant is belonging to the genus called kalanchoe, which actually comes from a Chinese name. This mean this group of plants has origins in Asia and Africa and was know already i at the end of 1700s with different varieties already identified and … Continue reading Kalanchoe thyrsiflora ๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒต

Harmsworth Park, London ๐ŸŒณโ˜ฎ๏ธ๐Ÿ’‚๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ

The park featured in this post is not one of the many famous ones around London but it is the closest to my home and the one I go to very frequently for walks and runs. The park was created in 1934 when the land around the closed down Bethlem Hospital for mental health was bought and then donated to the London City Council by … Continue reading Harmsworth Park, London ๐ŸŒณโ˜ฎ๏ธ๐Ÿ’‚๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Crassula monstruosa ๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒต

One interesting variation on the very common crassula ovata, also known as jade or money plant, is the crassula gollum or monstruosa, where leaves take a tubolar or trumpet shape and resemble Shrek’s ears, which in another common name for this plant. The palnt grows fast and can reach the dimensionof a small shrub of 90 cm tall and 60 cm wide, as shown in … Continue reading Crassula monstruosa ๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒต

Tramonti ๐ŸŒ‡๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒ†

Uno dei miei soggetti fotografici preferiti รจ la natura, in tutte le sue possibili espressioni, anche se il piรน straordinario spettacolo naturale รจ senza dubbio un tramonto, con la sua fugace esplosione di colori. I riflessi del sole sull’acqua rendono ogni fine giornata ancora piรน emozionante, con combinazioni di colori contrastanti e composizioni di forme ed ombre rifilessi. Ciรฒ che trovo particolarmente attraente nella mia … Continue reading Tramonti ๐ŸŒ‡๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒ†

Postcards from Budapest ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿšก๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ

Postcards from Budapest It is only recently that I spent a week in Budapest and I discovered one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, steeped in history and glowing with architectural gems nestled all along the Danube. I was particularly fascinated by the glorious beauty of the Parliament reflecting in the Danube at sunset time.   Parliament at sunset Even in the freezing cold of the winter, … Continue reading Postcards from Budapest ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿšก๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ

Haworthia cymbiformis ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒฑ

My recent passion for succulents is bringing me to develop a little collection of plants, that hopefully will survive my prolonged absences and can cheer me up every day as I admire how fast they are growing during the good season. From a specimen a bought only a couple of months ago, I have been able to propagate already a couple of rosettes and planted … Continue reading Haworthia cymbiformis ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒฑ