Saturday, June 2, 2012

Flowers in the Sky


alluring fragrance;
unlock the window, behold
red geraniums

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I originally took this photograph because I liked the window boxes with the red geraniums on the skyscraper. When I looked at my picture more closely, I then realized that other skyscrapers were reflected in the windows. If you're familiar with New York City, you may recognize the building in the second and third window reflections. It's the famous Flatiron building on Fifth Avenue. You can see another picture of the building in my post at http://loredana-donovan.blogspot.com/2012/03/new-york-city-street-scene.html.

I'm contributing my photograph to a creative site, where only pictures with reflections can be submitted: Weekend Reflections at http://weekendreflection.blogspot.com/. I'm also participating in the Weekly Top Shot challenge at another great site, The View From Right Here at http://www.theviewfromrighthere.com/blog/. My haiku is for the lovely site, Haiku Heights at http://haiku-heights.blogspot.com/, where this week's prompt is "lock." Summer is near: time to unlock the windows and breathe in the fresh air!

39 comments:

  1. I like the restrained look of the red geraniums in the iron planters.
    the reflections were a true bonus.

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    1. You just made me realize the planters are iron just like the reflection of the Flat ...iron building :) thanks for the visit

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  2. It's a great shot. Isn't it fun when you discover something great that you didn't realize was there!

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    1. Yes! I was really shooting the window boxes and discovered the reflection later. Thanks, Amy :)

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  3. wonderful shot, beautifully crafted :)

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  4. Wonderful haiku ~ lots of messages there ~ thanks, ^_^

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    1. Yes, the haiku has a metaphorical meaning, too. Thank you for noticing :)

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  5. Lovely spring view, open all the windows ~

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    1. Thanks, Grace. So nice to open the windows in warm weather and enjoy the view :)

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  6. I DO love window boxes! Neat photo!

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    1. I think that's the first time I've seen window boxes so up high. Thanks for the visit :)

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  7. Wonderful picture, and the reflections are pretty!, nice!!

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  8. Love those window boxes too, and the reflection is marvelous and unexpected... Thank you Loredana, for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #33!

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    1. Thank you, Madge! I enjoyed participating :)

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  9. I like each of these as stand a-lones!! Nicely done!
    Flaming Locks

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    1. True, I took the picture first, then wrote the haiku, so each could be a stand alone. Thank you, Becca :)

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  10. That splash of red enhances the well-known Flatiron building. Nice reflection.

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    1. Thank you, Genie. I enjoyed your spash of red in your Paris garden as well :)

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  11. E' un piacere vedere fiori sulle finestre dei grattacieli, danno una nota naturale e meno rigorosa del cemento dei grattacieli..bel colpo d'occhio e foto! ciao : )

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    1. Grazie, Cristina. E' vero che i fiori ravvivano la citta'. E la riflessione nella finestra e' stata una coincidenza perche' io stavo guardando i fiori! :)

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  12. Beautiful pictures as always my friend :-)

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    1. Thank you, Keith. Hope all is beautiful in your world :)

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  13. I love window boxes, the reflections are a bonus!

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  14. The picture is BEAUTIFUL! And the haiku complements it so well. :)

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  15. I love how even the skyscrapers have window boxes! The reflections are amazing! Great shot! xx

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    1. Thank you, Karen, for your lovely comments as always :)

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  16. The only thing under my windows might be dirt and dust, no geraniums.. :) Very nice it would be to have some freshness around. Thank you, Karen.

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    1. Yikes.. sorry sorry.. :( I mean Loredana. I typed the last commenter's name by accident.

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    2. Thank you for the visit, Leo. I enjoy your haiku meme :)

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  17. Ur haiku made me smile... Felt as though i was outta that very window in the picture :)
    Flavors of experience!

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    1. Thank you, Pranita. Glad it made you smile :)

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