bgl Posted May 12, 2008 Report Share Posted May 12, 2008 Returned home a few hours ago after an incredible Biennial in Costa Rica. Met many old friends from previous IPS Biennials and also met many IPS members for the first time. And of course there were plenty of PalmTalk members. What was really fun was to meet a number of PalmTalk members for the very first time, but it still felt like we had known each other for a long time after many posts here on PalmTalk. The Biennial is like a giant family reunion and PalmTalk certainly added a new dimension to this very enjoyable and well planned event. Many others were taking photos of the entire event, and no doubt will be starting threads and posting lots of photos (many people are still travelling, including 30 who went on the main post trip to Peru), and I had no intention to document the entire event, so these are just a few miscellaneous photos. And others are free to add their photos here. On Sunday morning, May 4th, we visited Herrero's nursery, a place full of all sorts of plants, including thousands of palms. It was a true jungle (BIG understatement). On the path in we all passed below this good sized boa constrictor, and most of us didn't even see the boa until we were heading back out! The second photo is of Anders Lindström, who is in charge of the botanical garden at Nong Nooch in Thailand, and my son, André Lundkvist, who was on his very first Biennial. (And Anders and I got a chance to polish up our Swedish. W've both been away from Sweden for a long time...). Leilani Estates, 25 mls/40 km south of Hilo, Big Island of Hawai'i. Elevation 880 ft/270 m. Average rainfall 140 inches/3550 mm Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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