Wednesday, May 20, 2009

59/365 Climbing for the sky

I like plants that aren't vertically challenged.

Climbing plants, unusually tall ones, etc. I like the way they've adapted to their environments and have made the most of their situations.

Ivy comes to mind. Give it a wall and it will climb. This clematis fits in that category, too. It's climbing its way to the sky by way of a fence post.

I'm learning more and more about green-designed buildings, and one tactic some people are using to achieve the "green" status is using climbing plants to create living walls.

I think it's a really cool idea. Not only does the plant clean the air, but it helps with temperature control in the building.

Plus, it looks really cool.

Who knows, if this trend continues, we may be taking cues from the Hobbits and digging homes into the sides of hills.

Camera: Canon 40D with 60mm macro lens, 1/250s, f/4 at ISO 100 in direct sunlight at about 8:00 p.m.

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