Month: November 2016

Lake Titicaca

TRAVEL Peru and Bolivia’s        Ancient Sea          Exploring Lake Titicaca Simona Taylor, Clare, Ireland 08 / 11/ 2016 When I was a teenager longing to travel to wonderful, distant lands, I imagined Lake Titicaca to be one of those remote, enchanted places where the boundaries between reality and legend, between past and present become less clear. Maybe I was inspired by seeing photographs of its limpid, deep blue waters surrounded by snow-capped mountains; even the word ‘Titiqaqa’, meaning ‘the grey puma’, which refers to its shape, fascinated  me. Now that I have been...

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Enchanted Forest Gardening

Enchanted Forest Gardening Article by Brigunath brigunath@yahoo.ie Photographs by Jan Stefanik An edible forest garden ideally includes trees, shrubs, bushes, plants from around the world that will grow in this climate zone. Designing a forest garden can either begin by planting trees and shrubs in what is currently a field or meadow. Or alternatively, by clearing or thinning trees to establish a glade for planting fruit bushes and other perennials. Dynamic conversions proceed from both ends of the spectrum simultaneously.    Where I live in Mountshannon, rowan, hawthorn and elder thrive in the acidic soil. Thus I have planted...

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