Monday, May 21, 2012

Green Spaces

I just returned from another trip to China. This time I was lucky to spend a few days in Shanghai.  I have to say it is my favorite city in China.

I think one of the things I liked about Shanghai was the amount of 'green space' I saw.  There were a lot of parks all around.  Some were very tiny, others quite large.  For someone like me who likes to be outside enjoying nature, they were great spaces to recharge while being in the heart of the city (there are over 20 million people in Shanghai).

I enjoyed the trip, but it was good to get home.  I spent yesterday working on my 'green space' - mowing grass, trimming weeds, and finishing the planting of our vegetable garden.

The potatoes have emerged, the turnip, green beans and spinach have sprouted.  We put in the tomatoes, basil, hot peppers, some herbs and kale.  Our gardens are not as formal and large as those I saw in Shanghai, but they give me just as much pleasure.

I hope you are enjoying your 'green spaces'!


Holly Knott said...

Those are great shots and it's refreshing to see that despite their population (I can't imagine...) they make room for some natural beauty.

Uncle Tractor said...

Thanks Holly. Shanghai was a real treat. My favorite city in China so far. The gardens help to sooth my psyche when surrounded by all the people and traffic.