Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Flowers on the sidewalk

On the walk I take several times a week, I recently saw these flowers growing on or over the sidewalk.
It makes me think of "flower power." Do you like to see flowers or weeds growing in a crack in cement, or flowing and crowding onto the sidewalk? The first photo is pink marguerites, the second yellow poppies and the third white poppies. Can you tell from the photo that the pink marguerites almost completely cover the sidewalk? The white poppies are growing where I can't see any dirt; just a crack between a metal pole and the cement sidewalk. I wonder, if people were no longer here, how long would it take for nature to cover all the cement?


25 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

How pretty, Terra! It looks like a bouquet!

Hope you are having a wonderful week!

XO,
Jane

koralee said...

I love it when flowers pop up in such unexpected places and they are left alone to bloom there. I just adorn California poppies..always one of my favourites. Happy Easter week to you. xoxo

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Very pretty. Yes I am a camera nut when flowers are going in the cracks. I see them as very determined!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Beautiful photos! I love seeing plant life ignore the barriers we try and put in it's way....
I'm thinking it wouldn't take long for the natural world to reclaim what it owned in the first place if humans weren't here.

XXOO~~
Anne

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

We have snapdragons doing that very thing on our back patio. Love it.

Blessed Serendipity said...

Unexpected flowers popping up in unexpected places is pure happiness.

blessings,
Danielle

Lady Jane said...

love flowers anywhere!!! Have a Happy Easter. LJ

Happyone said...

It probably wouldn't take very long for the plants to just take over.
I love seeing plants grow in odd places.

HolleyGarden said...

I love it! I think Mother Nature wouldn't take long to take over everything if she could!

My Grama's Soul said...

Hi Terra.....I love it that these flowers are so adaptable no matter where they are popping up.

xo

Jo

Crystal Mary said...

Don't those small clumps of flowers make a difference. Thats how we as people should be, shining out to others among the mundane world. xx

Amrita said...

What a colorful display. God 's bounty and creation available for all to enjoy

Kim @ Homesteader's Heart said...

It always amazes me where things can grow. Those are some very pretty flowers to be surrounded by so much cement.
Have a great day.
Kim

S. Etole said...

It seems like something wants to grow, it will grow almost anywhere. This is such a pretty sight.

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I love it when pretty flowers take over-especially in unexpected places!~

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I love when flowers pop up where we don't expect it...a gift from God!! Happy Easter!

Tete said...

Beauty out of the cracks- love it. It doesn't take much to grow some plants and just a little space is all they need. Just like people. We all need to bloom where we are planted.

Maple Lane said...

I love flowers, especially those tough enough to show up in unexpected and difficult spaces! Blessings to you this Easter, Terra.

BumbleVee said...

I always marvel at how that happens.... no dirt and still they mange to survive....

I have some pics of my little violas and a few others growing out of cracks in rocks...love the little guys...

Pondside said...

Aren't they amazing? There are some flowers that do that every year here, but defy planting and thriving where I'd like them. It's the same with arbutus trees - they'll grow sideways out of a crack in the rock but refuse to be planted 2 meters away in good earth.

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Nature is amazing! Beauty everywhere! Happy Easter!

Marydon said...

So enjoy these kinds of 'gardens'.
Bunny hugs & jelly bean wishes to you, Terra.
Happy Easter ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

Laurie said...

It's amazing how nature shares her beauty in the oddest of places, working their way up through the cracks in a sidewalk. Beautiful pictures Terra.
Have a wonderful Easter!

Celestial Charms said...

Lovely...isn't a touch of colorful beauty just what is needed to lift everyone's spirits? That is what nature is all about!
Maureen

Julie Marie said...

Hi Terra... thank you so much for visiting me at my blog!... love all of these flowers taking over the sidewalk... I always stop to photo little flowers coming up in cracks in the sidewalk, road or wherever... "bloom where you are planted"!... xoxo Julie Marie