Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Tuesday's With Jess: Belgium Flowers

Since writing about The Amazing Race last week, I got to thinking about some of the travel I've done. One of the highlights for me when my husband and I did a very quick tour (10days) of Europe 3 years ago was seeing Brussels in Belgium. We were only there for 1 night, but the picture that I love the most of all of our Europe photos in the following one:

This lamp post was taken in Brussels and it was here that I fell in love with potted flowers on lamp posts, window sills, awnings you name it. I just remember loving the flower lamp post with the awnings in the background. This image is so different from what we might find here in Australia and it makes me want to wander around that Brussels square and finish the exploring that I barely got to start 3 years ago.

I've included a couple more shots of the flowers I loved so much. I'm not a flower person at all - so I look back at these pictures and dream!

Both photos were taken at Rothenburg, Germany a beautiful medieval village.

Jess' favourite genre is contemporary women's fiction and contemporary romance fiction. She also enjoys historical fiction with a focus on romance. She loves books set in country towns or farms with a cowboy featured in either historical or contemporary settings.

She is currently writing her first novel, a contemporary women's fiction/romance set in a small country town.


  1. Beautiful pics! I'd love to make it to Europe, esp. to France and Germany, where I have a story set. Thanks for sharing your pics and memories!

  2. Oh, wow! That's so beautiful. I have similar memories about a holiday to Europe way back as a teenager and taking a night walk through Lucerne, Switzerland, where there were white swans floating on a lake, the bridge over it laden with blooming flower boxes and the scent from restaurants nearby. There is no continent quite like it.

    1. Hi Paula,

      I loved Lucerne too! I remember the swans in the lake. Yes there is certainly no place like Europe!

  3. Hi Carrie, I hope you get to Europe oneday! Especially to see the countries you set your stories in - that would be awesome!
    Thanks for stopping by :)