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These days our local Botanical Garden is a festival of colors. Everybody is walking about uttering strange sounds like ooh and aah.


Olympus OMD EM5 with Nocticron




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k.-H., Stuart, Brent, Louis,


thank you all for enjoying the garden colors and commenting the pictures. Always a pleasure to see you all stopping by.


Many thanks also for hitting the "like'" function.

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