Thursday, August 13, 2015

The Eden Project in Cornwall - Part 3

We are still inside the rainforest biome.  I am also linking with SkyWatch Friday as you'll see from the first few photos that there is plenty of sky showing. 

I promised you some flowers yesterday.  Here you go.

As you can see....

I really loved this flower. 

That's about it for the flowers.  I thought for a change I would link with Today's Flowers.

Banana plants always fascinate me.

The rest of my photos are ones that I also wanted to share today, just because.

Gregg holding up that overhanging tree branch.

I loved the bronze leaves that people have added their names and messages to loved ones.

I am sharing this wonderful quote from Chief Seattle, a very wise man.  I found it along my walk.  I know the quote well.

The inscription was below the artwork above.

I am not sure the story behind this work of art as the photo I took of the description didn't come out clearly enough to read.  

So there you go, that's the end of the photos from the rainforest biome.  This was the only one I got to see that day, even though I was eager to see the rest.  Well, why didn't I?  Because I am a klutzy lady and went over on my ankle for the second time in just over a week.  The first was my left ankle that I twisted badly tramping over Dartmoor.  The irony of that is that after going up and down hill and dale, when I got onto the flat road that's when I did it.  It blew up like a balloon afterwards, but after resting the next day I felt I was ready to continue with the site-seeing.  However, in this beautiful place I did the same thing on my right ankle.  Fortunately we were almost at the end.  I tend to do this as Gregg will tell you,  and have had a problem every couple of years since I was about 13 years of age when I originally did a number on both of them playing netball (basketball here) and they've never really been the same since.  So that's why I went all that way and didn't get to see the rest of this beautiful place, and that's why I fully intend to go back again one day to see the rest of it.  

Instead, and after reassuring my niece and nephew I was okay and that they should continue their walk around the other biomes, Gregg and I, making our way very slowly, headed towards the cafe where my reward was this lovely cup of coffee, while I nursed my other ankle that was also slowly getting puffy and pitching a fit (it did not spoil my holiday I hasten to add, as though I didn't go on any more major hikes, I had a real good time with my family for the few days we had left together).  Isn't that coffee neat?  I have seen these designs in photos, but it's the first time I have ever been given one.  It was a shame to spoil that pretty leaf but I was more than ready for a little comforting caffeine.  Yes, I know, maybe not wise but what the hay, I felt like I needed it and it was a great cup of coffee.  In fact, we had lunch next to the biome earlier and that was also excellent..  

I have one more post from The Eden Project and that will be it.

I am linking with SkyWatch Friday and Today's Flowers.  You can click on their names to visit beautiful skies and flowers from around the world.

If you have missed any of my Eden Project posts they can be found if you click here (Part 1) and here (Part 2).