Thursday, September 8, 2016

Street-side Gardens


Before the summer comes to a close,I want to share a few more flower pictures.Oh,I know,that in the dead of winter I will likely want to post flowers,just to bring some color to my world,but I do love color all year.

In the neighbouring city the powers that be have done a great job of turning a narrow piece of property into a beautiful flower garden,complete with paths and a fountain.

I will not be showing the fountain this time,but I invite you to come along with me as we walk the winding path and enjoy the flowers.

I just had to get a couple of close-ups,just because I could.


A Daylily is always a treat to see and this one was quite lovely.

Just to the left of this picture,behind the greyish fence are homes and a little to the right is a busy street.


I enjoy the vine covered arches as much as the beautiful flowers.


At one end of this garden is a lovely gazebo.It came in very handy on this day,as a rain shower came through when I was at the opposite end of the garden from where my car was parked.

Each year the displays are different and this summer they had a lot of grasses.I do enjoy the grasses.


I hope you enjoyed this short walk through the flower garden.
Until next time,
Be known as a ray of sunshine,not a cloud of doom.

30 comments:

Karin said...

What a special little retreat - and kept up so beautifully! Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Lovely! I will have to go and check this out; the greenery and flowers.. everything.. is beautiful! :)
Thank you, Ruth!

Barb said...

I love to see green spaces in cities. I like the winding path and the bursts of color. That arbor is so lush and green. I wish I could grow tall grasses at altitude. They look wonderful swaying in the breeze. Great photos, Ruth!

Debby Ray said...

What a wonderful way to landscape this beautiful walkway! Gorgeous photos! Thanks for the tour :)

happyone said...

What a lovely path to walk along and enjoy the flowers.

Arija said...

Lovely but who does the upkeep?

George said...

'The powers that be' have done a wonderful job with this little garden. Of course, you have done a wonderful job with your beautiful photos.

Ginny Hartzler said...

Oh, this is all wonderful!! I like the wild sunflower, and best of all the arches and walkway. So did the housing development do this? It is like an oasis amid the city. It actually looks like a small botanical garden.

Kim@stuffcould.... said...

Yes I enjoyed the walk, such a pretty path! What a great thing they put such a pretty path between the houses and the road. I always love a flower close up, miraculous

Christine said...

Well done to the city dept. for making this space beautiful! Lovely photos Ruth!

warriormom said...

What a lovely walk! Kudos to the powers that be for bothering to beautify this spot. Oh I did enjoy that quote at the end. Hmmm, perhaps I need it tattooed on my forearm where I can read it all the time!! (better yet, I'll just put it on my lock screen on my phone)

John's Island said...

Hi Ruth, This is sure a nice garden. I will never get too many of your close-ups of flowers ... they are great! And the tall grass is pretty amazing! Thanks for sharing your visit!

Gayle said...

What a lovely stroll---thank you.

E. said...

i think my hubby has this gardens on our to be see list of travel log. it rings a bell or two. gorgeous blooms! so lovely. ( :

Betsy Banks Adams said...

I did enjoy my walk with you through the narrow gardens... Can I count this as my 'exercise' today? ha ha

We have that Day Lily... I think it is very beautiful. Most of our Day Lilies are gone --although we still have some blooming.

I think it is great that they put this little garden there. Around here on some of the median areas on the interstate roads, they have planted seasonal flowers/shrubs/trees, etc... Makes the boring drives along the interstates easier.

Hugs,
Betsy

Dorothy said...

So beautiful, Ruth! It would be great to spend some time there!

Diane said...

I did enjoy this, Ruth. What a beautiful idea. I can see neighborhoods working together to create something like this. O maybe not working together!!! Love this anyway. Diane

Sandra said...

a really beautiful park and a wonderful place to walk. I like the arches best of all and the grasses are number 2.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What a nice thing, for those 'powers that be', to do for their community. An oasis filled with beauty, promoting health and well-being. Thanks for sharing.

Have a great weekend ~ Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

Rose L said...

Such a lovely garden!

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

The "powers that be" have done a remarkable job with this stretch of land. They've turned it into a magical garden. It must be fun to visit it and even more fun to photograph it.

Hootin' Anni said...

Absolutely beautiful Ruth....I really like winding paths like this, and the vine covered arbors are magnificent. Old world charm in the middle of America.

Unknown said...

Ruth, what an absolutely wonderful idea! Thumbs up for the powers that be! Oh, by the way, excellent photography, as always! Have a nice weekend!

Debbie said...

gorgeous, what a beautiful place you have there!! love the new header, with it's purple and blue!!!

CountryMum said...

I certainly did enjoy the stroll down that winding path. Thank you Ruth for taking us with you.

Saimi said...

Man, your photos are so clear and perfect, I felt I was actually in them. It was a gorgeous walk, hope to do it again sometime!! Have great week.
Saimi

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

What a beautiful walk do you have taking us through the flower garden.

Terri said...

What a pretty place to just walk and enjoy the beauty of the flowers and landscape.

TexWisGirl said...

such a pretty walkway! love the arch.

Willard said...

A beautiful spot and you captured the beauty well.