Blue Skies in Port Logan.

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Trachycarpus fortunei on the path up to the Conservatory.
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Canna ‘Lucifer’ form a ribbon around the Conservatory.
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Islands of Architectural Cordyline australis around the garden.
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Oblique Dicksonia antartica

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To see a world in a grain of sand…

William Blake – Auguries of Innocence
To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.

Some of the oldest shapes, swirls of the universe…ancient forming, transforming nature.
The tip of a spiral shell has broken off and become a grain of sand. It is opalescent from the repeated tumbling action of the surf. Surrounding the shell fragment are five other sand grains, from top middle clockwise, (1) a pink shell fragment, (2) a foram, (3) a microscopic shell, (4) a volcanic melt, and (5) a bit of coral. Image Copyright © 2008 Dr. Gary Greenberg, All Rights Reserved.

More photos & info -http://geology.com/articles/sand-grains.shtml