Shades of turquoise, shades of blue. Palinuro, Italy.

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Palinuro is a charming seaside town on the Tyrrhenian coast in the province of Salerno.

It has an impressive headland rising beyond the town’s picturesque harbour busy with fishing vessels and pleasure boats. You can take one of these boats for a tour along the coastline and see several natural sea caves formed in the rock.

The Blue Grotto (Grotta Azzurra) is famous for its intense, dazzling blue colour. The coastline has spectacular limestone cliffs and natural rock formations.

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Sorry about blur in this photo.

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February Garden Photography: Monochrome

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Really happy to join in the February garden photography challenge: Monochrome (organised by Jude at the earth laughs in flowers).

Actually mine’s not strictly monochrome, as it includes that splash of yellow on the busy background!

This is a picture I took at the Gardens of Landriana located on the coast in the town of Tor San Lorenzo, Ardea, Italy just 35km from Rome. It’s a unique garden to visit as it’s divided into ‘rooms’. Each room with a unique botanic characteristic.

Flowers in the meadow

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I visited the beautiful ‘Gardens of Landriana’ last year and came across these cute flowers.

The gardens are on the coast of Lazio, Italy about 35km south of Rome in the town of Tor San Lorenzo, Ardea.

Couldn’t resist trying out a black and white version with my photo-editing software.