Saturday, August 29, 2009

TODAY'S FLOWERS

Only a few flower photos today, ones that we took while walking around Lake Anne Village Center, which I mentioned in my previous few posts.

We noticed that all the balconies in this high-rise condo complex were designed to display flowers at the end. You can see them in this photo. One balcony just has an empty space waiting to be filled with a pot.

Two walkways shown here, the wooden one next to the lake and a brick one at a higher elevation next to the shops. Inbetween were concrete slabs slightly separated at an angle, to allow flowers to grow through.


That's it from me for today. Have fun and a very happy Sunday, and a great week ahead everyone.

TODAY’S FLOWER’S is a wonderful meme created by our good friend Luiz Santilli Jr. You can find beautiful and unusual flowers from all over the world by clicking here.

39 comments:

Sunny said...

That's a great idea to have a place that a flower pot will fit into...no fear of knocking it off and hitting someone on the head below!
Always enjoy your posts.
Have a lovely Sunday.
Sunny :)

The Things We Carried said...

And here I have a secret dream of returning to England to live from where my ancestors came! Lovely flowers!

Ebie said...

The bright yellow colors really brighten up the day! I may not have a green thumb but I can grow probably flowers in the pots!

charmine. said...

Denise i am not able to link up....seems to be a problem at TF.Your yellow flowers are lovely.

Kay said...

I love it that they have those spaces for the flowers. Very beautiful!

Regina said...

Lovely blooms!

Reader Wil said...

Lovely to see those flowers growing between concrete slabs. In England I often saw flowers growing in the stone walls surrounding gardens. I loved the sight of that.

Gill - That British Woman said...

interesting what architects and designers think of isn't it. Those are pretty especially the red flowers.

Gill

Carver said...

I love seeing flowers on balconies. The ones you shot are beautiful. I also espeically like the idea of flowers in between the spaces in concrete. Great idea.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

I am glad that I clicked the walkway photo large. The idea is great and it looks like a good use of space.

Gunilla said...

Lovely flowers. Thanks for sharing

Have a lovely Sunday
Gunilla in Sweden

Lui said...

A flower holder is perfect.
Just visiting with my dog Bogart!

Carletta said...

I'm smiling at Sunny's comment.
I love the ground cover growing through the slabs - terrific idea and very pretty.
Nice shots Denise!

My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

Naturegirl said...

Denise when we were in Paris last summer it is amazing to see all balconies with pots and window boxes filled with flowers..some buildings had a "theme color"..ie..all red or all purple flowers only! Loved your photos!
Have a wonderful day!

Minie said...

wonderful shot of a golden flowers and lots of dainty flowers.

Grace Olsson said...

Hello Denise, your shots give me good remembrances...when I lived in Brasil and my apartment had a balcony with lots flowers..congrats

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i beati said...

so much color for the world to see as it passes by love this sandy

Marju said...

Lovely flowers, decorative stone burrows!

Pagan Sphinx said...

Good idea to set up a garden with cracks so the flowers can grow through. Makes for a nice effect.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I like the idea that apartment dwellers can still grow a few flowers. Neat!

Louise said...

I love the flowers growing between the concrete slabs. And if I lived in those apartments,mine would be the place without a flower pot. (Or if one was in it, they would be dead because I wouldn't remember to water them enough.)

Arija said...

I love the carpet of golden yellow. Potplants are always useful adjunkts to highrise buildings.

VALKYRIEN said...

I love the idea of the balconies with the flowers pot! And the seperated concrete slabs! At last some architects also thinking of beauty and not only efficiency!
Great shots Denise! Have a nice Sunday!

storyteller at Sacred Ruminations said...

How WONDERFUL to provide space in these high rise buildings for flowers to grow in the city. I love ALL your photos ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful flowers!And they grow up in different positions, angles, places... :)
Have a great week dear friend
God bless you
Léia

Dimple said...

I especially like that room was left for flowers between the slabs of concrete! That's not something I see often...

Nance said...

Nice to know that the architect included a space for plants on his/her building plan. ;)
Love those yellow blooms.

Rosamaria said...

Isn't this a good idea?
I loved it!

Good week for you, Denise!

tricia said...

What a great idea! Flowers always brighten any space. The flowers in the first shot are just lovely.

AL said...

Hi Denise,

Until I haven't know the name of those yellow flowers, I can see them everywhere here but no idea how it's called....would you know?

AL

SandyCarlson said...

These are gorgeous shots. I love that walkway. Thanks for these.

mimi said...

lovely golden flowers and dainty one. ",)

Tulip said...

beautiful golden yellow flowers.

magiceye said...

wonderful find and lovely perspectives!

Charlotte said...

Isn't it amazing what effect flowers can have on a dull looking building? Love the flowers growing out of the cracks as well...very nice effect.

MedaM said...

Lovely flowers growing between concrete slabs. This post is interesting and your phtos are really beautiful.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Denise: That is very cool with some great flowers.

Adrienne in Ohio said...

How nice to leave a place for flowers. That one empty spot seems lonely, though. I love the creeping flowers growing the the cracks of the walkway.

Denise said...

Thank you for all the great comments. Always fun to read.