September 2008

Container Ideas From Oklahoma City

by Fern on September 29, 2008

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I recently spent the weekend in Oklahoma City with my husband, parents and brother. My brother lives on the East Coast, and the rest of us live on the West Coast, so we periodically meet up somewhere in the middle for the weekend. We had a great time in Oklahoma City, and I was happily surprised to see so many nice containers in the business and bricktown districts.

Here are some of my photographs, which will hopefully inspire your fall/winter dreams of next year’s containers:

This one needed to be weeded and was a little bare in one place, but I was impressed that a container on public property wasn’t filled with the same ole, same ole. Instead, it looked like someone actually tried to compose something nice looking. So, since it was late in the season, I was willing to overlook the weeds and missing plant and imagine what it looked like in late spring:

If you’re ever in the area, I highly recommend taking an afternoon to see the Oklahoma City National Memorial. It was a very thoughtful way to remember the people who were killed, survived, helped respond to the attack, and who were impacted in some other way. Be sure to hear the ranger talk and budget time to go slowly through the museum.

L’Shana Tova to my one (two?) Jewish readers!

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Photo by Hamed Saber

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