Saturday, May 9, 2009

LUCKY HOUSE: Mother Nature's Art

When I cycled through Munich these days on the hunt for the most beautiful blossoms and blooms I passed this house and immediately stopped, looked at this lovely cherry tree and thought: what a lucky house this must be with a tree such as this one in front of it...

Houses can have the most impressive or most beautiful interior with lots of precious art and decorative elements but nothing compares with the decorative jewels of Mother Nature. Everything becomes irrelevant with a view such as this:

I take this as an opportunity to refer you to my Blooms and Blossoms blog, which is exclusively (almost) dedicated to - who would have guessed - blooms and blossoms photography.

What's so special about this you may ask. The peculiarity about this blog is that all photos shown here have been shot since early 2006, during many walks and cycling through the cities of Munich and my hometown Freiburg and countryside only. No exotic city involved, no parks, no botanical gardens, but only very "ordinary" neighbours' gardens or fields within a range of a few miles.

I must admit that I was amazed about the beauties you could find in those sometimes tiny gardens. This was only possible by walking or cycling through the narrow streets. It is not possible to discover all this by car. So if you are living in a residential area and you think there is nothing to discover you might be surprised. Just give it a try even if it does not look promising at first sight... And this applies not only to neighbours' gardens but to nearly anything.


Velvet and Linen said...

Wow, that is a stunning tree.
You did a lovely job capturing its beauty.
Have a wonderful weekend.


Unknown said...

Thank you very much, Brooke, for your kind words. A wonderful weekend to you too!

DesignTies said...

I completely agree, you can find beauty anywhere if you take the time to look for it :-) I walk our dogs around the neighbourhood regularly, and I always enjoy looking at the flowers and gardens in the neighbourhood yards.

The cherry tree blossoms are beautiful!! Too bad they don't last longer.... but at least they can in your lovely photos :-)

Kelly @ DesignTies

French-Kissed said...

Thanks for encouraging us to see and appreciate the amazing beauty in what we have right within our own reach. I love blogs like yours that showcases original content of the "ordinary" beauty in own own homes, gardens, and hometowns.

Unknown said...

Hi Kelly, thank you for commenting. It is nice to hear that there are still people out there who take a few minutes to enjoy and to relax. Life is so short and there are many things for us to see.

Unknown said...

Thank you, French-Kissed, for stopping by. I love your blog - so many things there ring a sound and make me smile!

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