Thursday, 13 August 2009

The Tub Tree

PhotoStory Friday
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All photos are copyright of Maggie May.

Well obviously it isn't a real tub tree but a giant stand with tubs of plants hanging from it.
I first noticed this strange sight when I was visiting Weston Super Mare and I had to stop and take a photo.


Two weeks later, I was there again and the flowers had really opened up during that extra time in the sun.



You will notice how much bulkier the tub flowers had become and how the tendrils had grown from the displays.



There were lots of people about and quite a few were snapping photos, so I really had to wait to get mine. It was a very crowded street.

The photo below was taken at the same time as the top one and when I took these two photos, I thought they looked really lovely, having no idea how much difference it would make to their appearance waiting a couple of weeks. I am really pleased that I did retake now.






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32 comments:

latree said...

what a cute tree!

scrappysue said...

that's amazing - and beautiful!

my grandparents eloped to weston super mare

Emily said...

wow...that's a pretty amazing tree.

lakeviewer said...

What a clever idea to enjoy everywhere.

Tiaras said...

wow - look how fantastic they still look!

SandyCarlson said...

These are wonderful, delightful photos.

Chris said...

I adore purple flowers.

(That doesn't make me too girly, does it?)

Sharon said...

Neat tree! The flowers are so beautiful! I love when they hang over their containers!

Alysha Gray said...

How pretty... great photos

Sarah Lulu said...

Gorgeous!

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

How lovely - I missed that when I was in WSM Maggie! A x

david mcmahon said...

A fortnight makes such a difference! Yes, I noticed the gull in the first shot!

The Green Stone Woman said...

I always wanted hanging tubs like these, but in California I was never successful. Now I'm not trying, but it is lovely to see these. Great Photos, well done!

Casdok said...

What a beautiful idea! Glad you went back.

Cheryl said...

I really thought that it was a tub tree! That is until I looked closer, what a beautiful tree Maggie. I loved how you went back two weeks later, amazing. Your photos always make me smile. So lovely and clever.
XXXXX

kaye said...

how interesting. Here’s my photo story. happy Friday!

Bina said...

That is just fascinating! I would LOVE to have one of those trees! I wonder if I could learn how to do that. I would just sit and look at it all the time. Very pretty indeed.

Reasons to be Cheerful 1,2,3 said...

What a great idea! It really looks good.

Brian Miller said...

very cool. colorful tree. smiles.

aims said...

What a great idea! Glad you took the second pics too Maggie! I would never have known what the idea behind the thing was without those.

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

Those are amazing and what a fun idea to take photos of them at different stages.

Honey Mommy said...

What a fun tree. So beautiful with all the blossoms.

Sandi McBride said...

Oh Maggie, how lucky we are that you were out and abut and traveling and photoging! What a beautiful thing...congrats on Post of the Day mention!
Sandi

Life with Kaishon said...

I love that Maggie! It is fantastic!

bettyl said...

Such a clever idea! I never would have thought of it!

SandyCarlson said...

Thank you for your visits!

Rose said...

I've never seen anything like this, Maggie May; it's gorgeous! I can imagine lots of people would stop to take pictures of this display. I'm wondering, though, how they water those higher baskets:)

Crystal Jigsaw said...

These pictures are gorgeous, Maggie. I wonder what happens to the tree in the winter?

CJ xx

Akelamalu said...

Oh that's cool! :0

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

Wow, that is very cool! Ans the difference is amazing. Sunny days really make for pretty flowers.

Thanks for stopping by!

Hilary said...

What a difference a couple of weeks make. That's such a lovely way to display flowering hanging pots. Nice angles. :)

MarmiteToasty said...

What a fantastic idea.... a hanging basket tree... and how pretty it looks all grown....

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