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The Benniest
May 5th, 2008, 06:52 PM
I was thinking would could all post pictures of some nature in our neighborhood, city, or even state. :p Whether you live in Iowa (like me), New York City, England, etc ... post 'em!

I'll be back in a bit with some of my firsts. Can't wait to see them all! :D

-ben

CMANDALA
May 5th, 2008, 06:56 PM
http://naturecalendar.wordpress.com/

The Benniest
May 5th, 2008, 07:02 PM
Nice pictures. :) Here are just a few I took today:

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y290/benthal/IMG_0660.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y290/benthal/IMG_0662.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y290/benthal/IMG_0669.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y290/benthal/IMG_0588.jpg

BDP
May 24th, 2008, 01:11 AM
Lovely spring flowers! :)

brianac
May 24th, 2008, 07:58 AM
In England.

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z245/brianaclift/Nature/js1024_Pictures_from_Canon_290707_0.jpg

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z245/brianaclift/Nature/js1024_Pictures_from_Canon_01080-2.jpg

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z245/brianaclift/Nature/js1024_Pictures_from_Canon_26070-7.jpg

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z245/brianaclift/Nature/js1024_Pictures_from_Canon_26070-6.jpg

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z245/brianaclift/Nature/js1024_Pictures_from_Canon_26070-2.jpg

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z245/brianaclift/Nature/js1024_Pictures_from_Canon_260707_0.jpg

The Benniest
May 24th, 2008, 09:50 AM
Very photos Brian! :D The bright bright read one with the water droplets on it is really good. Thanks for sharing.

I'm currently working in Photoshop to get some more photos (of nature) to post here. They should be ready by today. I'm crossing my fingers. :)

brianac
May 24th, 2008, 02:57 PM
Thanks Ben, all these were taken in my own garden, and they manage to grow without any help from me.

CMANDALA
May 24th, 2008, 06:42 PM
A few shots from my garden collection.

The Benniest
May 24th, 2008, 09:04 PM
Thanks Ben, all these were taken in my own garden, and they manage to grow without any help from me.
Very nice. :cool: What kind of strange plant is in that second picture (http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z245/brianaclift/Nature/js1024_Pictures_from_Canon_01080-2.jpg). :p

CMANDALA, more great pics. :)

brianac
May 25th, 2008, 05:21 AM
Ben, the red flower is a Poppy. I don't know what variety it is as I didn't plant it or sow the seed.

It grew itself, probably from a seed taken by a bird from the nearby bird feeder and dropped there.

The Benniest
May 25th, 2008, 08:52 AM
Oh wow. Very nice. You're lucky to have tropical-like plants like that in your garden. All we have here at my house are the traditional perennials. I've found myself making frequent trips to the park, due to the plants that are blooming right now, including this tree. (http://fc03.deviantart.com/fs28/i/2008/144/1/c/Bloom_by_thebenniest.jpg)

I really love this time of year.

The Benniest
May 29th, 2008, 08:13 PM
Here are two I took recently. Fortunately, I found a day where it wasn't raining here. :confused:

http://fc03.deviantart.com/fs28/i/2008/144/1/c/Bloom_by_thebenniest.jpg

http://fc02.deviantart.com/fs26/f/2008/146/e/e/Summer_by_thebenniest.jpg

MidtownGuy
May 29th, 2008, 09:55 PM
Nice photos.
You who have gardens are so fortunate. When I was a child I did all my parents' gardening. Neighbors thought they had a pro service coming in, I was so good. So much color and texture. I'd get happy when they let me order bulbs each fall. They never had to buy produce all summer with me around, my tomatoes were a sight. I still have my green thumb, but now I can only use it on two window boxes.:(
One day I'll have a garden again.

The Benniest
May 29th, 2008, 11:13 PM
Thanks.
We don't really do a lot of gardening here, although we have do have a big enough backyard to do it in. I might try doing some this summer before I head off to school in the fall.

I bet it would be hard to go from a big garden to 2 windows to set small pots on. :confused: Are there any community gardens near your apartment that you could set up?

MidtownGuy
May 30th, 2008, 09:27 AM
Definitely not in midtown. Even in other neighborhoods the city has seen many of the community gardens cleared for development.

The Benniest
May 30th, 2008, 09:24 PM
That's horrible. There needs to be some kind of gardens and green areas throughout New York City besides the parks that are scattered around.

brianac
May 31st, 2008, 06:17 AM
Riverside Park. From 2007.

The Benniest
June 2nd, 2008, 02:45 AM
I did a search for (community) gardens in the Midtown area and, like you said MTG, there were slim to none.

Along with Brian's post, I found this (http://www.washingtonmarketpark.org/pages/garden.html). It's a community garden in Washington Market Park that offers 60 individual plots to community members. Although a little ways from where you are MTG, it's just something to think about. :)

Ben

cusec
June 30th, 2008, 05:06 PM
really nice photos brianac! they've wonderful texture.