In summer days, with the first rays of sun, a gang of grey magpies comes to my neighborhood.
I watch them from my window as they waddle down the street and since there is a wide span
of elegance between magpie in the air and a magpie on the ground I can't help but to laugh a little. :)
Anyhow those charming, clever crooks don't seem to have any problem with their self confidence
as they are cruising down the street, patiently checking every little corner. Their sharp concentration
and their attention for details convinces me in their capability for finding all kinds of strange treasures...
I can't help not to think how great it would be if I could put a beak and be part of that gang just for a day. :)
Arboretum Trsteno is located some 30 km north of Dubrovnik and it is the best known arboretum in Croatia.
This is a place of incredible beauty and it is hard not to feel admiration and profound respect.
The arboretum was erected by the local noble family Gozze in the late 15th century, who requested ship captains
to bring back seeds and plants from their travels. In 1962 the Arboretum Trsteno was registered in the list of
protected natural monuments. The protected area covers around 255,000 square metres.
The pride of the arboretum are two Oriental Planes located on the central market place of Trsteno. They are
over 500 years old and are unique specimens of its kind in Europe. The ancient trees are both about 45/60 m
tall and their trunks are 5 m in diameter.
It is hard to leave this place untouched in some way. Arboretum has inspired me to start a Herbarium, first one
after many years. :) It is truly a magical place and i am sure i will go back there as often as i can... ♥
“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”
― John Muir