Friday, April 17, 2009

Parkie Pic of the Week

For those of you who live outside the area, University Park and Highland Park are together called Park Cities. Citizens of these fabled towns are called "Parkies". Hence, my weekly fun feature which I call "Parkie Pic of the Week" in which I like to highlight an unusual or spectacular feature of my neighborhood.

I thought I would share with you today, some lovely examples of beautiful spring landscaping.

I like the starkness of the white house with this burst of bright pink azaleas. Like a slash of lipstick.

Here's a close-up photo so you see the detail of their plantings. Is that a Travelocity Gnome I see by the front door? Ah, nope, just a big pointy blue flowering thingy.

I love this plant looming over the front door. Like a flowering eye-brow.

And we end with a pretty hodge-podge blast of color. I love all of the gorgeous spring flowers. I only wish they lasted longer. I won't show you my house, because it's a barren spanse of grass and rock. No color, except for the brown spots in the yard. Sigh.