Monday, October 22, 2012

GRASS ROOFS, updated

On September 12, I posted some photographs about grass roofs in Norway. I just received an email update from the someone who left a comment on the posting.

Lenore Rushford said, “I couldn't even think flooding in those areas are possible. Well, think about it. Grass roofs can prevent rainwater from dripping, or even from accumulating within your house's vicinity. It's because green roofs absorb rainwater at about 50 to 85 percent of its volume, thus reducing potential flooding in the area and minimizing the pollution that it may cause. Not only that, it also gives your house a distinct and unique design as well.”

Ah, learn something new every day!

Humor – –


~ Patient has chest pain if she lies on her left side for over one year.

~ On the second day the knee was better, and on the third, it disappeared.

~ The patient has been depressed since she began seeing me in 1993.

~ In E.R., she was examined, x-rated and sent home.

~ Examination revealed that he is circus sized.

~ The pelvis examination will be done later on the floor.

~ Patient has two teenage children, but no other abnormalities.


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  2. I'd like a peach tree on my roof...

  3. Literally, Norwegians have their own way of going green. :) For decades, houses in Norway have been covered with turf. The grandparents of a family friend has been living there for almost 50 years now, if I'm not mistaken. Their roof is bright green -- almost velvety, actually.

    1. Yeah, in some part of the world, people are just starting to embrace green roofing trend, but in Norway putting plants on top of their roof has already been part of their style for about a couple of years now. Now that green roof is growing in popularity, I am sure that the Norwegians are very proud of this tradition.

  4. The green roofing trend has reached a higher level. There are many establishments around the world that really give their roof top a face lift. If before, they just simply put plants up there, today, they really put their heads together to have it landscaped. It’s not just a “green roof”, but rather it’s an actual garden on the roof! ;)