Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual

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Jellyfish fascinate me! These unusual creatures have drifted along with ocean currents for millions of years, even before dinosaurs roamed the Earth. And despite their name, jellyfish aren’t really fish—they’re invertebrates (animals with no backbones). They have a very short life span; usually less than a year in the wild, although aquarium jellyfish that are carefully tended might live twice that long.

Weekly photo challenge: Unusual

Photo taken at the The Henry Doorly Zoo In Omaha, Nebraska.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Order

William Morris once said – “Large or small, [the garden] should be orderly and rich.”

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Not far from Galway, Ireland at Kylemore Estates is a 6-acre formal Victorian walled garden where orderly beds of flowers and vegetables are arranged against the backdrop of the Connemara Mountains. It is filled with plants introduced to the Irish bog environment prior to 1901. The garden was the winner of the Europa Nostra Award in 2001.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Order

These photos were taken the first week of May, too early for a full display of summer color. Just imagine it now!