Friday, April 15, 2011

An attempt for a landscape photo!

You are already very familiar with my Fifth Floor Window, because of the Skywatch Friday photos i've been posting.  I am at the west portion of the building so got the sunsets, the clouds, the birds, the airplanes. But I also get the not so beautiful rooftops.

Sometimes i cut office hours to chase sunsets like these: above and below!

    Moreover,  i would also like to show you some plants on the ground below the buildings.

Top L-R: Eugenia sp, Picara sp, bamboo at the boundary of the property, succulents, variegated Acalypha, pocket gardens at the ground level with newly planted Podocarpus and royal palms still recuperating from hauling and transplanting.

Iris lilies (Neomarica longifolia) growing luxuriantly

Now i would like to show you my micro garden on my 5th Floor Window. Can you guess what i planted there? There is a variegated pineapple i got from the last garden show.  I got the lettuce seeds from a friend in the office. And yes, it is garlic from my kitchen shelf. Everything is for experiment and fun! They practically don't receive sunshine the whole day except a 3-inch light source through the glass. These plants are actually being tortured thru light deprivation, and i am sorry. So, it is not surprising to have very long leaves for garlic and etiolated lettuce seedlings with spindly stem and very narrow leaves. Definitely not for food. These are photos early on, now they are almost at the end of their lives, with very long leaves, about 2 ft. Can you imagine how light deprivation can do! This is my tiny vegetable garden. Gardening spirit is difficult to control, even without good conditions they will still manifest.


But to tell you frankly, another purpose for planting garlic is to provide some drama for my sunsets! Please look below. How do you like it?

Now, will you blame me!



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38 comments:

  1. The sunset view from your window is dramatic enough. And yet you want to add more drama? LOL. But kudos for trying to add an extra flair.

    I like your cute variegated pineapple. Will you be able to harvest garlic from your micro garden?

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  2. Gorgeous sunsets. My fave today is a simple one. The grass silhouette.

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  3. I'd love to sit by your window to see these glorious sunsets. The silhouette are beautifully done. It was very creative of you! I have never seen a variegated pineapple. It looks great.

    Nowadays, I have something more to look forward to every Friday, i.e. your beautiful window views! hehehe.....

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  4. Guess what, today I am beside you at Skywatch Friday's website! Serendipity?

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  5. Stunning sunsets! I love your photos.

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  6. Great sunsets! Thanks for the great pictures!

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  7. gorgeous. i really really love the closeups of plants with the sunset in the background. just lovely!

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  8. Your skyshots are so gorgeous. Stunning!!

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  9. Great pics.....I love the sunsets!

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  10. Oh wow! Those skywatch shots are just spectacular. The colors so vibrant and alive.

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  11. Wow wow wow! These are some truly magical and stunning skies!

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  12. INcredible shot, esp 1st few of the sunset....

    Love how you have woven the entire post.. and the pineapple :D

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  13. I saw your photos but didn't have the time to comment till now.

    When I was doing up my orange post, I thought of an orange sunset as a finale. I thought you would have just the right photo! True enough...

    You commented in AB's post that her 2nd photo is similar to mine. When I saw that photo, I had the same thought. The only strange thing is that I've never posted that photo!!!

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  14. Sunset with pineappple? Oh yes! 10 out of 10 ;~)

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  15. Fantastiske bilder av solnedgang!

    Welcome to visit my blog and watch my photos of sunsets from Bolivia, shared at SkyWatch Friday.

    Jan Halvard, Norway
    ¡Buenos dias Bolivia!

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  16. Andrea I might have the blooms but you have the most wonderful viewpoints from your window. Your sunsets have been fabulous this week and that first and last one are my favourites. Glad to see you joining in with fabulous Friday - you must check out the linky there for my submission as it's not my GBBD post.

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  17. The colors in that top photograph make it look like a glorious painting. We have sunsets like this in Maine, and each one is amazingly different. They never cease to thrill me. Carolyn

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  18. Very nice sunset pictures! That is very creative of you!

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  19. Thank you, Andrea, for your comment on my proud peacocks (of bird and butterfly kind!). Your sunsets are incredible ~ and the ones framed by the contortions of the garlic are amazing.

    My window faces south, but if I peer out, I can see the west ... and we get quite good sunsets over the sea, particularly in the winter when the air is cold and it is frosty.

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  20. Thank you, Andrea, for your comment on my proud peacocks (of bird and butterfly kind!). Your sunsets are incredible ~ and the ones framed by the contortions of the garlic are amazing.

    My window faces south, but if I peer out, I can see the west ... and we get quite good sunsets over the sea, particularly in the winter when the air is cold and it is frosty.

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  21. Sorry, my comment appeared twice!

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  22. Stunning! I love the colors of the sunsets and the silhouette of the plants... Well worth cutting office hours early!

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  23. Those are wonderful sunset colors! Great pictures.

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  24. Hello and thanks for visiting. Henrietta is not so usual name in Finland.
    I love your sun set pictures. It must be so great to watch that "painting" every day.
    Have a nice weekend

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  25. fantastic color in these sky photos, wow!

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  26. aloha andrea,

    i love the shiloquettes with the agaves, they are so exotic looking with the sunset lights...great capture.

    this looks like such an ideal place to capture many changes in the sunsets in your area.

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  27. Wonderful dreamy heavens with delicious shades

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  28. Gorgeous!

    My Sky Watch, please come and see. Have a nice weekend!

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  29. i love the intense colors! great idea of using your herb garden as foreground and silhouettes!:p

    gosh, should learn how to do this collage!

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  30. Wow very impressive landscape shots, what amazing colour. I particularly like the silhouette of the sculpture?
    Worthy of 5 picks on blotanical I think :)

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  31. The sunsets are spectacular! You are so right about the gardening spirit! Who would have thought to use garlic stems to accent a sunset!

    You commented about my bench in my woodland garden, mentioning how hard your own climate is on garden furniture. Well, my climate is a bit more gentle, but that bench is made of concrete!

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  32. What a lovely view... that first photo is stunning. But the last two are dramatic AND fun as well. Very nice.
    Meems

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  33. Wow Andrea... That view is awesome... You are SO lucky to see sunsets like that OFTEN I'm sure... AND--by putting your little garden plants in the sunset pictures is just fabulous.

    AND--your plants/flowers/shrubs are all great... Love that Iris Lily... Looks like an angel flapping her wings.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  34. WOW! These are beautiful!

    Thank you for participating in Fabulous Friday!

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  35. I am grateful to everyone for commenting on this post, this really inspires me a lot. Thank you very much.

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  36. I like the first picture of the sunset the most. Didn't know that sunsets in QC could look as intense as that. Nice!

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