Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Red Brick Garden

The Post Office in a nearby town is surrounded by a sweet garden that is tended to by the garden club.

Everything around it is developed and concrete and asphalt and then you hear birds and see butterflies.












35 comments:

DJan said...

Lovely! :-)

Rambling Woods said...

Isn't it amazing how nature finds that small space and it comes alive with all kind of creatures..little islands of Hope..and hugs to you and your Hope....Michelle

Jay Simser said...

I love these spaces so lovingly created for all to enjoy. Thanks for sharing them.

OldLady Of The Hills said...

Sooooo Very Beautiful! It is a true JOY to see all these lovely plants and flowers---Makes you want to go to the Post Office, right now! Your pictures are so very good, too, my dear!
HUGS to HOPE and YOU. ((((((((HUGS))))))))

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Sylvia K said...

I love to see public buildings taken care of and "dressed up" like this one! Beautiful flowers and colors and wonderful captures for the day, Dianne! Hugs to Hope!!

Sylvia

Kay L. Davies said...

How wonderful that the garden club does that. It's beautiful.
K

HermanTurnip said...

There's a post office near our house that not only has an impressive flower garden, but it also hosts a decent playground. We love to bring Tyler there to play. And with it just around the corner it's quite convenient...plus it's nice to see greenery in an otherwise brick and asphalt dominated area.

Happy Elf Mom said...

That's great! There is a corn field next to my post office.

Mike said...

Garden club?! Those trouble makers. Take a perfectly good generic looking dull post office and spruce it up. People will be confused about where they are.

Singing Bear said...

An oasis. We must hold on to these islands of sanity amongst the madness.

Granny Annie said...

Post Office buildings are not public owned. They belong to individuals and are leased by the U.S. Postal service ata premium rate. An acquaintance in a small town makes a killing off her building leased to the post office and spends the bare minimum required for upkeep of the property. She would love a local garden club to adopt her property and enhance it at no cost to her like the beauty shown here. Just sayin...

Laura said...

just lovely Dianne...I'm visiting family in PA (I live in NH) concrete everywhere...each day I search for a spot of "wild" and listen to the birds, the frogs, appreciate the wildflowers along the sides of the roads.

Akelamalu said...

How lovely to have some greenery amongst concrete. :)

Ivanhoe said...

Little garden of eden where you would never expect it :)
Hugs from Ohio,
I.

P.S.: Sam and I are doing great. Thanks for asking ;)

ladyfi said...

What a marvellous oasis of green!

EG CameraGirl said...

I love it that a garden club takes care of those flowers.

Libby said...

Its great how a few people can make such a difference. They are doing a beautiful job - thanks for sharing this with us!

Jo said...

Pretty. That's such a great idea. I'm sure we have a garden club in this "astro turf is forbidden" town, but we do have a lot of sad, dirt-clump planters that could use some fairy love.

Uh oh. This smells like a project for all that time I don't have that I find anyway for blogging.

Carver said...

Lovely seeing the flowers around the sea of brick.

Hilary said...

That's a lovely looking garden. We have someone in the neighbourhood who tends to a butterfly garden in the park. It's nice to know that some folks have a real green thumb. My own are quite blackened.

Barb said...

I like surprise gardens like this! Color among the buildings.

Linda said...

What a great idea! There should be more garden clubs that do this sort of thing!

Linda Reeder said...

Well tended public gardens and planted areas can do so much to civilize a city.

Fireblossom said...

How cool!

nitebyrd said...

Glad the heat didn't just fry them, 'cause the gardens are beautiful!

My post office has dirt around it. Just dirt.

ZielonaMila said...

Beautiful photographs, fantastic colours of flowers. I am greeting

Loredana Donovan said...

A very pretty garden. I like the flowers against the brick wall. Nice contrast. Garden clubs always do great volunteer work :)

Daryl Edelstein said...

what a pretty well maintained garden

Grand Crapaud said...

A really great surprise!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Such beautiful nature pictures. I will enjoy visiting your blog.

Frank Baron said...

Very nice. More towns should follow suit.

LL Cool Joe said...

Love the contrast of the flowers and colour against the brick wall. Nice shots.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a perfect place. Like an illustration out of a child's storybook.

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What a piece of art. Never thought that a garden can look like a work of art. Lovely indeed.