Monday, August 25, 2008

Today's Flowers and Bridging The Gap

Black-Eyed Susans
Today's Flowers is hosted by Luiz. Each Monday he asks us to post a favorite flower photo. My offering today is Black-Eyed Susans. These are planted in a flowerbed beside our detached garage. I had so many photos I wanted to share I did a collage of them. I hope you will enlarge the collage to see the detail in each of them. Be sure to click on the icon at the top of the post to check out other participants posting flowers today.

Bridging The Gap
Alice is hosting a photo challenge this week called Bridging the Gap. She has invited readers to post photos they have taken of bridges. Clicking on the link will take you to all the information needed for joining or checking out other participants posting photos this week.

My bridges today are here in Parkersburg, West Virginia. They cross the Ohio River from Parkersburg to Belpre, Ohio. The bridge in the foreground is a railroad bridge that I posted some support pictures of some time ago. (here) It was originally built in 1871 and redone in about 1905. The second bridge you see is a four lane that carries regular traffic across the river. I took the photos from the top of Quincy Hill. A park there overlooks the city. You can see it was a little bit of a hazy day. I really need to get back up there on a clearer day and take some more photos overlooking the city. I will, I promise.

47 comments:

quilly said...

Beautiful bridges -- glorious flowers. Brown-eyed Susans are among my favorite flowers ever. I would love your collage enlarged and hanging upon my wall.

Raven said...

I love black-eyed susans. I looked at your collage trying to pick a favorite among the different photos and I couldn't. I like them all so I'm glad you combined them in such a lovely way.

Like your bridges too. I was thinking when I first saw that meme that they had to be current photos, but maybe I have a couple of bridges from my past that I could post. Hmmm. Have to think about that.

Day4plus said...

beautiful photos--both of them. MB

piedmontperspective said...

Great collage, Carletta! The black-eyed susans are gorgeous and I love the birdhouses. The pictures of the bridges are very nice as well.

Mar said...

I love black-eyed susans. Ooh, Raven said that already! but I truly do. And the collage is beautiful.

And love those magnificent works of architecture, great bridge!!

ilanadavita said...

Very nice flowers.

Leora said...

Beautiful collage of black-eyed susans. Mine are all turning red now; yours are still bright yellow!

I think I've driven on those bridge or ones nearby, on our way to Ohio. It is a pretty part of the country.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I like the bridge photograph. I cross the other one not that long ago. Also like your flower photo.

Neal said...

The black-eyed susans are beautiful Carletta. I like the bridge also. BTW, have you seen this picture of a bridge in France.

fishing guy said...

Carletta: Both of your offerings today are really neat. I liked the way you showed all the views of the Black-Eyed Susan.

dot said...

Nice view of the bridges and you even got some water towers in there. Good job! Your black-eye susan collage is just plain beautiful!!

nonizamboni said...

Love the black-eyed susans and the collage really did their beauty justice. Here in Minnesota and throughout the prairie states they grow wild and hearty.
Interesting bridge photos--one structure everyone enjoys looking at from time to time.
Thanks for sharing!

Coca Cutie said...

Like the flower shot very much! Beautiful colors.

Rose said...

First of all, I love the collage of the Black-Eyed Susans!

Secondly, I have been meaning to ask you if you are near Parkersburg. For some reason I thought I remembered you mentioning it before, and today you did mention it.

The reason I am asking is because 4 or 5 of us that have remained best friends from elementary school are thinking about meeting there next summer. I live in Indiana, one of us lives in Pennsylvania and the others still live in TN. So Parkersburg was mentioned...not sure it will happen.

Cris said...

Those are beautiful... I love black-eyed susans... they remind me of MD, it is the state flower.. The bridges are wonderful! If you need instructions on how to grow african violets I can give you! xoxox

Carver said...

Gorgeous flowers and I love the bridges. So interesting to have side by side bridges.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Black-eyed Susans are winners in my book! I always look forward to them blooming. Nice collage.

April said...

Lovely collage of Black-eyed Susans and beautiful photo of the bridges.

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful flowers. Good shot.

Shelly said...

Love the flowers, and your collage is fabulous!
I'm not participating in the bridge meme, nothing in archives to qualify and I'm not going to be out and about to snap any bridge shots ;(

Cátia said...

wonderful flowers!very nice

Alice - I Was Born2Cree8 said...

Two - two - two bridges in one! (haha). This is a fabulous photo, Carletta. Interesting info too. Thanks so much!!

Also, I love your flower shots.

Jenty said...

Love the collage of the flowers! all the photos are gorgeous!
what an amazing bridge!

RuneE said...

Nice collage!

PS Come by next Monday and have a look at our bridges!

juliana said...

oh, the black.eyed susans look so cheerful... i love them!

and that bridge... well, they don't make them like this here... beautiful and impressive.

Marcos Santos said...

Carletta

I liked the composition. Great photos!

***Fotografia e Luz*** said...

magnificent sequence of photos with beautiful flowers

Daniel J Santos said...

Beautiful yellow, excellent.

Marie said...

Beautiful flowers and bridges too. I'm participating in Bridges between, that is similar to this.

ellen b said...

These are a couple of great bridges side by side. I really like the railroad one...

jientje said...

You call them Black Eyed Susan's, and we call them "Susannah with the beautiful eyes"! Poetic, isn't it!
Love the bridge too!

Quiet Paths said...

I can't tell you how much I enjoyed your black eyed susan collage. It's brilliant!

2sweetnsaxy said...

The collage was a good idea. I always thought black-eyes susans were just yellow. Just recently found out they come in other colors.

And thanks for the visit and comment. :-)

Dr.John said...

Great bridge pictures. Your bridge looks like one in Hancock Michigan near the Quincy mine.

June said...

Black-eyed Susans are among my favorite flowers. These are lovely photos of them!

Denise said...

Carlleta
Intensely beautiful and vibrant, the mosaic was wonderful
hugs, Denise

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Lovely yellow flowers!

We call "margaridas" this flowers!

Marvelous post!

Santilli

Melli said...

NICE job! How do you get TWO great bridges side by side... and I can't even find ONE? And ya know what else? Maryland doesn't have ONE SINGLE Barn Quilt! I'm devastated! I think I'm moving!

Jeff B said...

The contrast between the two is amazing.

I've got a new monthly writing challenge going on and thought you might be interested.

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Good evening Carletta, thanks for sharing your great collage of black- eyed Susans...it is so cool to enlarge the picture and see all of the neat details....your bridge pictures are great also...the train bridge looks a little old...how can it hold up so long??

Thanks for your visit to my place today.. Baba

peppylady said...

Your bridge looks some what like our old bridge that cross the river here.
But a much smaller.

Thanks for stopping in at my blog.
Stop back when you get the time and the coffee is always on.

Minkydo said...

Purty flowers! The bridges remind me a grown-up and little kid. Silly analogy, but it's what I thought of.

Thanks for sharing.

Lawstude said...

beautiful photos and perfect for the theme carletta.

sorry for not visiting these past few days because i used the 3-day weekend we had in our country enabled to wander around my neigbouring towns and city.

have a great day ahead.

George Townboy said...

Awesome flowers, artistically arranged in your flower garden, and beautifully presented though your lens!!

The bridges are outstanding, the photography exquisite!

Norm said...

gorgeous flowers and wonderful bridges..impressive set of photos..

Janice Thomson said...

These are delightful photos for both themes. There's a lot of black-eyed susans blooming in our yard too. Love the perspective in the bridge photo.

Laerte Pupo said...

Black-eyed Susans are very nice flowers.

beautiful photos.