One just asks why such plants exist.
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They are local examples.
I may go back some other time and see whether the plants have taken all over.
This is the first week Lingering Visions is hosting the new Thursday Lingering Look at Windows: Week 1.
I have two pictures both taken in Latvia, a Baltic country, showing windows which I find interesting.
I like many of the details in the picture below: the flower-pot in the form of a pig, the yellow flowers, the color and texture of the timber frame and shutter, the black hinges, the contrast in colors etc.
On the other one, the focus is more on the wall than on the windows. Again, there are flowers below the window sill, the reflections from the window pane, the old windows. The paint on the wall below the window has cracked off showing a bad state of repair.
A window is defined as a framework of wood or metal that contains a glass window pane and is built into a wall or roof to admit light or air.
I like windows, not only for the light and the fresh air; gazing out the window often gives me the opportunity of day dreaming and deep thinking. . . . . . .
My mind is still filled with “outdoors and nature” from the last post. In nature, it won’t be difficult to find multiples as many species do exist in multiples . What about starting off with some flowers, then trees and other plants. . . . . . . .
It seems good things do not come singly. They occur in multiples. May your happiness multiply in the year 2013!
2012 will be remembered as a year in which I have successfully transitioned from work to retirement. A year in which a new routine is established – among other things, weather permitting, each morning, we will go for a walk or hike after breakfast. This has now become part of our daily exercise. For the first time in my life, I have more time for outdoors and to be more in touch with nature!
Not far from where we live, there is a Country Park with a good walking trail into the forest. The walk starts off with a steep trail, passing by some resting ground for visitors (photo below), a stream and then you are into the wooded forest.
Once in a year, a section of the trail is covered with pink petals fallen on the ground. Many times, we wondered whether we should walk on it as it is just so beautiful. We walked as if we were walking on a soft pink carpet.
We also pass by woods that have lianas (wooded vines) hanging from trees to trees. In Chinese, they are known as ” river crossing dragons” as they look like dragons which fly from one tree to another without any intermediate supports.
When we have time, we may wander further afield, stopping by an educational farm. Here we are in close touch with nature.
This is probably a snap shot of what we did when we did not travel overseas.
We are thankful that nature has been so kind to us, revealing itself in all its beauty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .