Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Ruby Tuesday -The Venetian-Palozzo

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We stayed at the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas on Our "GoWestMyFriend" Vacation.
It was very nice reminded me ,some what, of Venice. One one my favorite vacation memories.

Attached to the Canal was a large Shopping Mall called the Palozzo. This is a stained glass window in the open space.

A broader look you can see the fountain flowing from the upper floor. The stain glass windows were on both sides.

The open space was covered in umbrellas. You can see clear tubes beside them, those were rain drop the camera could not portray the action. However they did move like rain drops.

Here is the view under the rain and Umbrellas, A garden around a pool. There were a lot of them, up and down the Mall walk.All the flowers and grass were real.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Alhoa Friday- Favorite Tree

Aloha Friday's a Day to take it easy, to visit other blogs and answer simple questions.
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I have posted through the months some of my favorite Trees. On vacation I have seen a lot of different trees. Some brought back memories of long ago. So today's Question to you is:

What is your favorite Tree of all times, that is which tree catches your eyes the most?

My answer is the Blue Spruce. I remember it as I child, I just love the looks. We have one down the street from us and in the winter it truly glistens.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Colorado Landscape- The Bristlecone Pine.

While in Colorado I found the things I miss about the area. Bottle Brush evergreens, So I called them, the botanical name is Pinus Aristata also known as Bristlecone Pine. The Aspen trees look so beautiful, and the gardens attract Hummingbirds. I could hear them but never we able to see them. My Picture post for today is the Pine.

This is the Bristlecone Pine it grows at the elevations of 5,000 - 11,000 Feet.We were at 10,593 feet at the time I took these. the Pine is rounded pyramidal shape; branches have bottlebrush appearance; short, dark-green needles with specks of white resin; spiny cones; needs well-drained soil; slow-growing. I really like that smell of this tree, it is that of a sweet pine, clean with a woodsy undernote. The Needles are so soft. Below is a closer view of the Needles and cones.

This is a baby one they grow to 10 to 45 feet high. I just love the young look of this Pine tree.

You can click on all the photos to enlarge them for a closer view.