THE ISLAND OF MALLORCA - OCTOBER 2010

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THE ISLAND OF MALLORCA - OCTOBER 2010

Not 'alpine' in any sense of the word, but these images may (hopefully) banish someone's winter woes? Some image files from a brief visit to the island of Mallorca in October 2010 featuring a visit to an excellent cactus/botanical garden, etc.

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Some more image files from a brief visit to the island of Mallorca in October 2010 featuring a visit to an excellent cactus/botanical garden, etc.

PLEASE CLICK ON EACH IMAGE TO SEE AN ENLARGED PICTURE

Cliff Booker A.K.A. Ranunculus
On the moors in Lancashire, U.K.
Usually wet, often windy, sometimes cold ... and that's just me!

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Some more image files from a brief visit to the island of Mallorca in October 2010 featuring a visit to an excellent cactus/botanical garden, etc.

Cliff Booker A.K.A. Ranunculus
On the moors in Lancashire, U.K.
Usually wet, often windy, sometimes cold ... and that's just me!

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Interesting, Cliff! I didn't know they had a botanical garden there - have never been to Mallorca myself but hordes of Norwegians swarm there to escape the Norwegian winter. Maybe I have to join them to take a look at the plants!

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Lori S.
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Oh, how did I miss this posting? 

Lovely photos, Cliff.  It's very cheering to see colour and warmth somewhere at this time of year!

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

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Many thanks, Lori ... a further batch of images captured during those few days on Mallorca ...

Cliff Booker A.K.A. Ranunculus
On the moors in Lancashire, U.K.
Usually wet, often windy, sometimes cold ... and that's just me!

Weiser
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Cliff
Wonderful photos!! ;D

Love the the Opuntias in fruit. I like the color contrast between the pads and brightly colored fruit. It is always a joy seeing them swell and deepen in color as fall gets underway.
The towering stalks of the Agaves are dramtic indeed! Too bad they expend all their reserves to reproduce.

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Cliff, when you tire of plants you can live as a famous post card designer!
However many of the plants you show are not native to Mallorca but foreign. However do I spot a tiny rock samphire among the cacti and agaves?

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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Seeing the blowing snow outside, Mallorca is looking mighty inviting!

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

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Todd wrote:

Seeing the blowing snow outside, Mallorca is looking mighty inviting!

So, you have gotten your winter at last!

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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