Stuff that they no longer want and it's free for the taking.
Sometimes it is a ragged couch, old computer or a TV...and I think this is a rather unfortunate habit of dumping things people are too lazy to recycle at the appropriate depots and it makes our neighbourhood look a bit scruffy.
On occasion one finds a true gem.
I have been very lucky scooping up the odd wicker chair, table, vase or canning jars.
I was chatting with my neighbour as she walked by our Humble Bungalow and she had a few large branches in her hands. I thought they were pussy willows at first but upon closer inspection I could see that they were magnolia buds, much larger than pussy willows so naturally I asked her where she had found them. She told me that someone had pruned their magnolia tree and put the trimmings on the boulevard in front of their house a few blocks away...with no time to waste I dashed off to procure my own branches!
I arranged them in the arts and crafts copper vase.
I wonder if they will bloom.
I cut down the pussy willows that were in the copper vessel and rearranged them in a white pitcher.
The bluest skies energize me no end.
I feel that I can breathe deeper and there is an extra bounce in my step.
One of the bounties of Mother Nature's gifts.
Have you found a gem free for the taking?
"Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening."
~ Coco Chanel ~
Make some time this week to do something nice for someone who needs a little TLC.
It can be a simple gesture, something from the heart.
Plant some seeds of kindness and watch them grow and blossom.