Look at this wee plant blooming while living in a crevice of concrete.
I thought a bit about how we live brightly despite our circumstances.
If you look around you'll see evidence to back this theory up...
I spied a rusty balcony set high above the street downtown with a riot of colourful blooms.
They were planted in a mixture of recycled metal olive oil cans and large tomato tins.
The tins must have been cast offs from a local eatery as they are far too big to buy them in a grocery store.
Someone had made this oasis of cheer and beauty for just pennies and a few packets of seeds.
One needn't be rich to cultivate beauty.
There's a bag lady who collects cans and bottles wears the same outfit every time I see her
She accessorizes it by wearing a bright silk scarf tied around her neck.
Her hair is neatly arranged in a bun.
I wonder what event or events have occurred that placed her on the street.
There is another woman who collects recycling in our area and she has a fabulous English bike with a custom made commodious carrier.
I am a wee bit curious why she is doing this as she appears to be affluent but I cannot bring myself to ask.
I have a tendency to want to know everything and scare people off.
Besides it is none of my business.
I take our water and wine bottles back to the store for the refunds.
On recycling day the blue bins that have bottles and cans are easy picking for the collectors and I am always amazed by their methods of carrying them.
Some have huge plastic bags and others have carriers and one fellow even drove a van!
I think it is important to surround ourselves with things that we find beautiful...
they needn't cost a lot...
you might collect some of Nature's gifts...
"A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness."
~ John Keats ~
Have a lovely weekend...
I may be off line a bit as I have a birthday dinner party to prepare for and a house guest will be staying with us for a few days.
I cannot let my Hostessing go to the dogs, as I have a name to live up to.