The #lavender fields of the #Valensole Plateau, in France’s southern #Provence region, are an ocean of purple-blue. This is where much of the plant’s global production is grown. Many families in the region have been working with lavender for several generations. There are those who continue their activity in the traditional way and those who have opted for a more industrial method. Either way, these beautiful landscapes attract thousands of tourists from around the world.
The Fondation Claude Monet is a nonprofit organisation that runs and preserves the house and gardens of Claude Monet in Giverny, France, where Monet lived and painted for 43 years. Monet was inspired by his gardens, and spent years transforming them, planting thousands of flowers.
Dreamlike flowers, a dragonfly with ‘invisible’ wings and a startlingly geometric overheard view of a garden were among the winners in the 2021 RHS Photographic Competition.
The overall winner was Oliver Dixon for his image of the flower garden at Loseley Park, Surrey, taken with a drone. It’s an image which really captures the mix of Man and Nature which goes in to a great garden.
“Sunday Morning” takes us to Mason County, Texas, for a look at bluebonnets and wildflowers. Videographer: Scot Miller.
Mason County is a county located on the Edwards Plateau in the U.S. state of Texas. At the 2010 census, its population was 4,012. Its county seat is Mason. The county is named for Fort Mason, which was located in the county.
A ride in the bulb flower region of the province of South-Holland in the Netherlands.
South Holland is a province of the Netherlands with a population of just over 3.7 million as of November 2019 and a population density of about 1,373/km², making it the country’s most populous province and one of the world’s most densely populated areas.
Date taken: April 11, 2021
The city’s wisteria blossoms will bloom earlier than usual this year.
MAP:TOKYO 東京 0:00 Opening 0:31 Bisyamonten Zenkokuji Temple https://bit.ly/3d8HeDp 2:05 Hie Jinja https://bit.ly/32cajY9 4:43 Funabashiya Kameidotenjinmae. https://bit.ly/3s71byQ 6:11 Kameido Tenjin Shrine https://bit.ly/323uBmX 12:56 Tokyo Big Sight https://bit.ly/3s4Lfgh
This film records the growth of flowers.
– Dancing-lady Orchid
– Dracaena fragrans
– Mini yellow roses
– Ochna integerrima
Video made by Rai.
Date taken: February 27, 2021.
The Japanese cherry blossom, or sakura, has long been adored by people across the globe. It is regarded as a symbol of renewal, vitality, and beauty. During the spring season of each year, thousands travel to Japan to view the wondrous spectacle of these white or pink flowers blooming en masse.
Video timeline: 0:00 TOKYO SKYTREE https://bit.ly/3sAQ2Xs 1:32 Sakura-Jingu shrine https://bit.ly/2ZVmec1 2:34 Nihonbashi https://bit.ly/3bOz4OC 5:58 Ueno park https://bit.ly/3kuthBM 7:41 Kanda jinbocho https://bit.ly/3aXUABo
Filmed on February 9, 2021
Shizuoka Prefecture (静岡県, Shizuoka-ken) is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūbu region of Honshu. As of December 2019, Shizuoka Prefecture has a population of 3,637,998 and has a geographic area of 7,777.42 km2 (3,002.88 sq mi). Shizuoka Prefecture borders Kanagawa Prefecture to the east, Yamanashi Prefecture to the northeast, Nagano Prefecture to the north, and Aichi Prefecture to the west.
Shizuoka is the capital and Hamamatsu is the largest city in Shizuoka Prefecture, with other major cities including Fuji, Numazu, and Iwata. Shizuoka Prefecture is located on Japan’s Pacific Ocean coast and features Suruga Bay formed by the Izu Peninsula, and Lake Hamana which is considered to be one of Japan’s largest lakes. Mount Fuji, the tallest volcano in Japan and cultural icon of the country, is partially located in Shizuoka Prefecture on the border with Yamanashi Prefecture. Shizuoka Prefecture has a significant motoring heritage as the founding location of Honda, Suzuki, and Yamaha, and is home to the Fuji International Speedway.
Filmed and Edited by: Christopher Putvinski
A short video of pink and white lilies blooming over the course of a week. The video is comprised of roughly 1,300 photos, compiled at 24 frames per second. Hope you enjoy it. Music is “Overlook” by Roary (via Musicbed)