stories and photos of a simple Filipina who found her second home, Wolfenbüttel, DE

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Summer is here ;)

On with my flip-flops and sunglasses...

No thick jackets, no shawl no winter boots, wow! Summer is here ;)

One thing i like in Summer here are those beautiful flowers, they are simply wonderful. Got some pictures here from our small but fine balkon which turned into a "little jungle" when summer comes ;)

here we sit and enjoy the weather ;)

and here also we make bbq with some friends or just the two of us ;)

Fuchsia (pronounced /ˈfjuːʃə/ FEW-shə) is a genus of flowering plants, mostly shrubs, and can grow long shoots, which were identified by Charles Plumier in the late-17th century, and named by Plumier in 1703 after the German botanist Leonhart Fuchs (1501–1566).[1] The English name fuchsias is frequently misspelled "fuschias".

Geranium is a genus of 422 species of flowering annual, biennial, and perennial plants that are commonly known as the cranesbills. It is found throughout the temperate regions of the world and the mountains of the tropics, but mostly in the eastern part of the Mediterranean region. These attractive flowers will grow in any soil as long as it is not waterlogged. Propagation is by semi-ripe cuttings in summer, by seed, or by division in autumn or spring.

Impatiens (pronounced /ɪmˈpeɪʃənz/)[1] is a genus of about 850–1,000 species of flowering plants, widely distributed throughout the Northern Hemisphere and tropics. Together with the puzzling Hydrocera triflora, this genus makes up the family Balsaminaceae. Such a situation is highly unusual, and phylogenetic studies might reveal that Impatiens needs to be split up; some of its species might be closer to Hydrocera than to their presumed congeners.

Petunia is a trumpet shaped, widely-cultivated genus of flowering plants of South American origin, in the family Solanaceae. The popular flower got its name from French, which took the word petun 'tobacco' from a Tupi-Guarani language. Most of the varieties seen in gardens are hybrids (Petunia x hybrida)[1].

our tomatoes ;) soon to be tomato salad ;)

Dahlia is a genus of bushy, tuberous, perennial plants native to Mexico, Central America, and Colombia. There are at least 36 species of dahlia. Dahlia hybrids are commonly grown as garden plants. The Aztecs gathered and cultivated the dahlia for food, ceremony, as well as decorative purposes,[1] and the long woody stem of one variety was used for small pipes.

in this photo you can see the deco sun and moon we bought it in Italy in a terracota shop in San Gimignano

this plant is still a puzzle to me maybe somebody knows what 's it's name?

in the evening hubby and me spend most of our time here, talk about anything until midnight ;) with the lamp on from Thailand ;)

summer is here ;) what a lovely gift from above! have a wonderful summer everyone! ;)

Note: informations about the flowers are from Wikipedia.

All photos are taken in Wolfenbüttel, Germany by: maricar


  1. Car, wow, love your home Car, so filled with flowers!!!! It is so relaxing, so heavenly! Now you are reminding me to go out and pull out some weeds since I have been busy at the beach ( hahahaha! ) that I forgot to attend to my plants. Saw two weeds earlier :(

    Love your pictures Car, and you arrange your home soooooooo beautifully!

  2. wowoweeeee! ang ganda naman ng balkon niyo Car! i am green with envy! it is a very romantic place to spend time with your hubby and it is full with beautiful pieces of souvenirs from you travels. just how sweet is that! of course, above all I LOVE those pretty flowers!

  3. Oh, Car, i really wish i could someday visit you, pano kaya he he he....i love the flowers! dito mahal ang flowers and they do not grow as healthily as they do there...and romantic ng place ha, kaya naman hanggang sa paghuhugas ng plato e romantic nyahahaha.. ko yung plant that is still a puzzle to you, ang ganda nya sis and may pag ka blue ang color he he he....

  4. so much flowers! i like your mini garden right there =)

  5. Bethchai > i really appreciate your visit Kimchai, although you are so busy now at work and projects, still you find time to visit me here ;) love yah Beth ;) oh, that's my small fun here in summer Beth, we are enjoying the weather now, because for the last 3 years we are so lucky with the weather :( it's cold, windy and wet, but this year it's really summer! ;)

  6. (sorry Beth... i mean *not so lucky*)

    Kulasa > ssshhhh.. ha!ha! that's our secret! hehe ;) sige pasok ka sa backpack ko hehe ;) then bike tayo papaunta dito nyek! ;) me too Kulasa nagagandahan ako in that plant but until now i don't know it's name :(

  7. Cher > dear, thanks girlash! ;) i know you love flowers too ;) welcome Che to my humble home, my small but fine balkon ;) oo nga Che, naku si hubby kasi mahilig bumili ng mga anik-anik na souvenirs ;)

  8. Ayie > thanks Ayie! Welcome to my humble mini garden ;) (teehee) i'm glad you like it too Ayie ;) and thanks for your preciuos time and comments, i really appreciate it :)