I have had a regular reader from Russia ask me whether we have flowers at La Rochelle. Quite aside from silly foot photos, he said that he thought La Rochelle had a Botanical Garden, and yet I don't ever show flowers. So today is just pics of flowers - courtesy of a guest who stayed last month - Ted.
All of these pics were taken over a three day period, and show (I hope) the diversity of floral life here at La Rochelle - if you just look around you!
And for all you girls out there - maybe one of these would make a good screen-saver for you?
The beauty of the Botanical Gardens at La Rochelle is that there are a lot of 'exotics' - plants from all over the world. While this annoys the purists, it does mean that we have something in flower pretty much all year round. This is winter in Zimbabwe - which means that the aloes are in bloom, and all is well with the world.....
The aloes flowering means - sun birds. Lots of them, at this time of year.
Then there are the flowering plants - hands up who knows what this is called?
And the flowering trees - always a feature of La Rochelle....
And another of the same...
and a different flowering tree
With, as a final pic, a shot of the stream that flows through the garden almost all year round. This photo was taken down near the place that we host the wedding ceremonies.
So - in answer to your question, Ivor, "Yes - we do have flowers at La Rochelle"!
Have a great day