Paradise Found – Bumthang to Punakha

First off, meet these cheeky grey langurs we met steeling bags of salt near the pass at Pele La. They’re not rare, but they were very amusing to watch and better equipped for the chilly climate than we were. And, at the very top of the post, the fortress-like Dzong at Trongsa, historically a powerful […]

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What a Beauty!

I omitted to note down the name of this magnificent magnolia, but what a beauty she is! An obligingly low branch allowed me to get up close to admire the satin-white tepals and striking stamens. Not bad for a plant family that’s already graced the earth for millions of years.

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Manhattan Ghandi

In a corner of Union Square, New York City, a bronze sculpture depicting Mohandas Gandhi strides confidently through a sunlit grove of Magnolias, underplanted with grasses and variegated Liriope.

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