Cities are not typically associated with trees. I know most cities have parks and they have trees, but, for me anyway, when I think of cities I think of tall buildings and lots of cars of people. Noise, street signs, advertising, busyness etcetera, which I think is the reason I like Darwin. Darwin doesn't really feel like a city.
There are tall buildings: offices, hotels and apartments, and there are cars and people, but not many. It's pretty quiet all around. It's also quite green. Our street, which is a short narrow one running between two main streets, has trees and even a grass verge to separate the sidewalk from the road. The two aforementioned streets are lined with trees, serious trees: large and leafy ones which overhang the road and provide shade for the smokers.
Darwin is a green city. During the dry season ubiquitous built-in irrigation systems sustain the faunic (another new word there - when will this end?) thirst, and of course when the rains come, the city shifts to a whole new level of green.
Finally, this week, I am thankful for the arrival of green into our apartment. Jessie decided we needed some plants on the balcony because, she said, it will help keep the apartment cool - even though that's what the air conditioning is for (I didn't say). I like the plants because they make this place feel like a home instead of a hotel apartment.
I reckon out of everything you can do to make a house feel like a home, adding plants is right up there. What do you think?
I sure do miss green things. We have little gardens with trees and hedges in front of our apartment buildings, but overall our green is in small bits. I used to put plants in my US apartment -- but only plastic ones. I'd kill everything else... Have a good weekend!ReplyDelete
I kill plants too, so their survival is Jessie's responsibility. One which she happily takes on.ReplyDelete
I do love to be surrounded by nature. Plants are a wonderful addition. Darwin sounds absolutely lovely, so many cities are just concrete jungles these days. Thanks for visiting my blog, always good to connect with new people. I bet your daughter loved that purple room!ReplyDelete
If you can handle the heat, then Darwin is great. Thank you also for visit.Delete
Green does add a zest of life and calmness. How lovely to have such huge trees growing on your street!ReplyDelete
I'll let you in on something. Our apartment building is called Zest.Delete
I'm always happy to celebrate a bit of nature. I've just finished working on a project that celebrated urban woodland - I DO love a tree!ReplyDelete
Who doesn't love trees? I wouldn't go as far as to hug one, but I love them too.Delete
Those indoors plants help filter household air, so it's a win-win. And they add moisture, which in a dry climate can't hurt. I've been adding some to my home for the same reason. Good you have Jessie to take care of them! Nice to learn a bit more about Darwin...ReplyDelete
Three cheers for plants!ReplyDelete