08 June 2005



After spending the 4.5 years before moving to Germany in dry* Colorado Springs, and the 5.75 years before that in sweltering* Austin, it is amazing to see how brilliantly green it can be in a place that gets lots of rain (the opposite of Colorado Springs*) and not too much scorching sunlight (unlike anyplace in Texas, including Austin*). I am just amazed at the amount of green I see around Heilbronn, and it reminds me of being back in Iowa. What I don't remember from Iowa is the flowers everywhere. Some are natural, but others are only there by human intervention (like the flower ball, above). I don't care how they got there, they are all quite beautiful and brighten my day.

* Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed Colorado Springs and I loved Austin. But the former is dry the latter is sweltering, especially in the summer.


At Thursday, 09 June, 2005 , Anonymous Steven said...

I don't have a picture at hand, but Reiman Gardens got a ball sorta like that. They made a globe and I think each continent has a representative succulent. Kinda cool, but not as colorful.

At Thursday, 09 June, 2005 , Blogger Allan said...

A flower globe with succulents. That would be cool. And thanks for commenting, it's good to know someone is reading this stuff.

At Thursday, 11 August, 2005 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

he said "balls" uuuhhhh, heh, heh


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