I think most of you know I work for a Commercial Construction company. Well yesterday I went to one of the projects we have been building for the last 9 months. I was particularly interested in this project because the Owner of the building decided he wanted to have a "green" roof. This is done by putting special mats down on the roof, with special light-weight soil and then sedum plants are planted. Rainwater is collected by the sedum, which reduces the amount of water going down off the roof and into the sewer drains. This is also wonderful for water conservation. This has become a very popular type roof in alot of the building in Charlotte where I live. Here are some pictures of the "green" roof that I thought I would share with you. You can also see the skyline of Charlotte in some of the pictures. Enjoy!
This is a closeup of the sedum they used. The bare spots will be filled in once the sedum starts growing and taking hold.
I was able to snap a shot of the Charlotte skyline along with a section of the green roof. That huge building in the center is the new Duke Energy Building.
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!