Thursday, August 21, 2008

What's your city scape like?



We had a friend visit us from Iowa last week. She brought her step-daughter with her. Brittney had never been to California before. She kept saying that she couldn't get over all the palm trees everywhere.. It was the one thing (besides the pacific ocean of course) that she was looking forward to seeing in person.

I think that most people visualize palm trees when they think of southern california.

I am always so interested in what it's like in other cities where people live and call home. I guess because I have never lived anywhere else.

What's one of the symbols of your home town? What do you see all around you everyday that you take for granted?

13 comments:

Nevis said...

I grew up in California and there are a lot of palms there (although they don't grow naturally).

Now that I'm out here in Alabama...the natural plant I would talk about seeing everywhere is the Kudzu. It is is EVERYWHERE! ANd impossible to kill. I actually like it though. I think it's beautiful.

HIME said...

Hi Dana

there is no pmals in paris (of course) but in the south of France (Nice for example), there is.
It's true that palms is synonym of sunny weather as in California !

Hope to read you soon !

Jenn said...

WEll, i live in NJ and its so not as pretty as California palm trees. I mean some parts are but we are very crowded here in NJ , i plan on moving to the Carolinas in a year or 2 for less chaotic living ! That is a gorgeous pic ! My friend was just telling me about Gypsie rose too !
I miss all you WeCrafty girls ! I will be back to chat as soon as things slow down .
Enjoy your weekend !
JENN

Callista said...

Here in Seattle? Rain and lots of it. Ha ha at least this week... seriously though.. I think the rhododendrons and the everygreens. Everyone comments on those when they come to visit.

Callista said...

P.S. no clowns in today's post... no starwars either for that matter. ha ha

elizabeth said...

as you already know from being here that the gulf is our scenery. and magnolias. loooove the magnolias.

Sarah said...

I'm down the road from Elizabeth, so to add to her comment...

azaleas in March and live oaks

Alexandra said...

Mountains in Northern California - and I am lovin' them!! Had lots of palms in Florida so they are nothing new to me, but Florida is FLAT so I am enjoying the scenery!

*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Beth Perry said...

Hey girl! Yeah, work has been stressful this week! But, it is Friday and we are going to the winery tomorrow, so yay! lol

I don't really know what I see everyday and take for granted. I am going to think about this one a bit more. That will be a fun topic to keep at the forefront this weekend. I like these kinds of questions, that make you think of the things around you or even motivate you to take different pics of the "norm".

I will keep you posted of my findings. lol And then again, I may just come back with lots of winery pics! ha!! :D

Have a good Friday! Talk to you this weekend!

B

Beth Perry said...

Oh, and another thing...I have never been out west and if THAT is what you see everyday...be planning on a friend from MO to come visit!!! he he

laverneboese said...

We see a lot of hurricanes here in Miami, hee hee...Actually we have tons of palm trees, and lush, tropical vegetation.

Rochelle R. said...

I have been off work this week and doing tourist type things here in SD. Twice I saw phone towers disguised as palm trees. I have never noticed them before. I am going to keep my eye out for them now, I wonder how many there are around here.

MandieGirl said...

I'm in the desert of Albuquerque, NM....dusty, very few trees....wide open sky, though....gotta love the clouds!