Bamboo from around the world.
Boats on the bamboo-fringed pond in the painter Monet’s famous garden in Giverny, France.
A stand of bamboo in a Royal Tomb garden in Hue, Vietnam.Graffiti on bamboo in Hong Kong.A stand of striped bamboo in Puerto Vallarta’s Botanical Garden, Mexico.
Bamboo walkway across the fields seen on our bike trip around Inle Lake in Myanmar.Bamboo stand in Hortus Botanical Garden in Amsterdam, Holland.Bamboo grove in South-East Asia.Black & white Chinese ink painting of bamboo.More on Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter O in the Word.
I love the graffiti on the bamboo stems.
I actually have a collection of graffiti on bamboo – these were particularly fascinating because of the Chine characters.
That’s fascinating. You should blog that.
I thought about bamboo for this challenge. Any bamboo I have pales next to your photos. 😀
When I was a little kid on Vancouver Island we used to go out to a place which had a huge stand of bamboo – I loved running in and pretending I was in a jungle somewhere with a tiger just around the corner…
Fabulous collection of bamboo from all over the world. Great job!
I always thought it was semi-tropical and was surprised at the number of colder places where it flourished…
Lovely to look at but don’t think I’d want it in my garden, far too invasive. However I would happily have painting after painting of it!
It is way too invasive, especially if you live in the a city where the properties are all close together and it undermines foundations. I saw once that if you wanted to stop it from invading you had to dig up the bamboo shoots several times a year and then eat them for dinner. But it’s something I didn’t try after I saw other people’s problems with that beautiful plant.
Definitely one to admire in other people’s gardens!
I am travelling through your image selection;-)
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