A touching and unusual alternative to the wedding book; guests at a German-Swiss wedding present the couple with flowers and individual written notes of goodwill.
The Rosengarten (Rose Garden) in Bern is high on the hill to the east of the city, with fantastic views across the Aare meander and the lower part of the old city.
A panoramic view of the small, remote town of Malfa on the Italian island of Salina.
Spring flowers in bloom in the small copse near the house where I grew up.
A visit to the ruined city of Pompeii is primarily about history, destruction and death. But there is a great deal of life there too; not just the tourists in abundance, but also a wide range of gardens and plants which have flourished amongst the dusty courtyards and cobbled streets. Beautiful hedges, flowers and trees are a welcome relief amongst…