Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Shade, shade, shade......


As a European I could never understand in the begin, when I came new to this island, why the houses here have so many trees around in the yards. Of course, the only one reason is to get enough SHADE, the most important thing in hot summer days down here, it's cooling off your house in a natural way too, not only with the running Air conditioner. Today I'm happy for so many trees as possible....

In Europe - and special in Switzerland where I was at home - we have not that many trees and not that close to the houses at all, they would be only covering up the beautiful view to the lakes and to the mountains. :-)

12 comments:

Anna said...

Susanne this is so true about tree shades and no trees in Europe near houses. Its like in Key West palm trees are decorated, and here we got evergreens, lol, climate related. Thanks for sharing this beautiful and shading photo. Anna :)

Max-e said...

Hi Sue
I am back and have been enjoying your posts of the past few weeks. Blogging has been very uncomfortable for me so I was doing it is short bursts and was not able to get to everyone. My new recliner has changed all of that.
Thanks for all your kind thoughts during my recovery.
By the way I love shady gardens, but there is also something to be said about having a good view.
All the best Max-e

roentarre said...

Beautiful lighting and framing there!

pts said...

Sue,this is palm tree.am right?in our place we planted different types of trees around our house ,like mangoe tree,coconut tree ,jack fruit tree ,gaouva tree and many many...then i am going to see your other pic now.

Titania Starlight said...

Hi Sue,
You are so right about the trees. It is a must when you live in the south. In Mississippi we have sweltering days also. I am thankful for the trees in my backyard. I have large deck in my backyard and we love to watch the brilliant colorful sunsets.

Your pics always make me feel good. thank you.

P.S.
I so much want to travel to Europe and just see everything! :o)

Have a lovely day.

Susanne in Key West said...

Thanks Anna, for this lovely comment!

Susanne in Key West said...

Hi Max-e,

What a nice surprise to see you here on my blog and I'm so happy to know that you are back and fine again! I wish you good recovery and please take it easy, one step a day, o.k.?

Thanks for your kind comment!

Susanne in Key West said...

Thank you roentarre,

to visit my blog!:-)

Susanne in Key West said...

Hi pts,

yes, this is one of the many, many different types of palm trees we have in Florida.

Thanks for commenting here on this post!

Susanne in Key West said...

Hi Titania,

Today I'm thankful too for all the shade the trees are giving me around the house. :-)

Live your dreams, Titania and go to realize them, whatever the dreams are....:-)

Thanks for your wonderful comment!

evlahos said...

wonderful colors and light. you are very lucky

Susanne in Key West said...

Thanks for stopping by and making this nice comment, evlahos!

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