Sixish On Saturday:Say It With Flowers

or maybe a stroll in the park………. I couldn’t help myself. I had to show more of beautiful Riga, Latvia. The city has turned the OLD MOAT, that surrounded the medieval historic area, into a beautiful little waterway that meanders through the city. The walkways are large on either side and the parks are well tended. What a difference it makes having a green belt right in the heart of the city! It is enjoyed by everyone! You could meet up with friends……..

Riga, Latvia, City Canal By Monument of Freedom

or row a little boat………….

Riga, Latvia, City Canal By Monument of Freedom

or take what looked like a Venetian water taxi………

Riga, Latvia, City Canal By Monument of Freedom

or just stroll the gardens……….

Riga, Latvia, City Canal By Monument of Freedom

All around the city there were pockets of places to sit and enjoy your surroundings……..

Riga, Latvia, Park and Flowers

or you could rest among the art work………

Riga, Latvia, Park and Flowers

or gaze at beautiful lush floral displays………..

Riga, Latvia, Flowers

or sit in little restaurant gardens and enjoy the day……..

Riga, Latvia, Outdoor Bar

here was another garden area……..

Riga, Latvia, Livu Square

and here…….

Riga, Latvia, Restaurant Flowers

You can see from this photo that the gardens are tucked into the neighborhoods……..maybe there were big, gaping areas left from the war……….so why not fill them with flowers?

Riga, Latvia, Street View

I think every city would benefit from gardens (small or large) and green areas (water and parks)  in every neighborhood, don’t you? Instead of putting row upon row of housing, let’s add a park here and there! What do you think? Does your city have an intercity garden/park development plan?

Won’t you join us with your SOS?

The instructions for SOS are easy. The photos can be flowers, vegetables, a garden design, whatever, as long as it’s garden related and posted on Saturday!  So, its six photos. Of Gardens. On Saturday. Easy Peasy. To see all the SOS’s look at  SIX ON SATURDAY, hosted by the Propagator, to check out all of them each Saturday! See you next week in another spot!

10 Comments Add yours

  1. Sheree says:

    You have sold me on Riga!

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  2. You DO love this city, don’t you? But I can see why. It’s gorgeous. I know it’s still early, but I’m pretty sure I see more than six photos here. 🤭🤭😊🥰. Maybe that’s the “-ish” part.

    janet

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    1. And, here I was hoping you wouldn’t notice my fervor for Riga and that I went over the count! Ha Ha!

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      1. You’re forgiven. The shots were all beautiful.

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  3. Catherine says:

    Thanks for another little stroll through Riga. They certainly take their planting seriously,

    I don’t live in a city, but a small seaside town. We have areas of grass and planting along the prom, but it is usually only summer bedding. There’s a small park just off a local housing area, that could be made more beautiful than it is. But on the positive side, the local council have established allotments in this area – and the amount of produce that local plot-holder produce each year is quite amazing. Not only that – the people you talk to are happy working on their plots!

    It would be good to have more trees and flower beds lining roads though – they bring a real feeling of wellbeing to areas.

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    1. We have an allotment at the church in our neighborhood. I decided one year to try my hand at vegetables……..I didn’t know any better and grew all kinds of lettuce. I got lettuce, more lettuce and much more lettuce. I would go up the hill, with my wagon ( I live at a cottage on the bottom of the hill ) and gather all my lettuce and leave it on the doorsteps of my neighbors as I passed by on my way back home. Never plotted up there again!

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      1. Catherine says:

        We all earn by our mistakes. Just as well! 😁

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  4. Jo Shafer says:

    Seattle, Washington, is quite a walkable city with hanging baskets and parks large and small, even a postage stamp garden or green space tucked in here and there. So is Mobile, Alabama, and Tallahassee, Florida. Yakima not so much, only one downtown park where the homeless hang out, discouraging the rest of us from lingering. Maybe I could move to Latvia?

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  5. JT Twissel says:

    You’ve sold me on RIga as well!

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  6. I hope to make a visit there one day. Looks lovely.

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