Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The other day I commented to my cute neighbors how lovely their yard was.
He paused a moment and said, "You know I have been working so hard on all the weeds that I haven't taken the time to enjoy the beauty. But people like you have been telling me how much they have enjoyed it."
Isn't that how too often our life is? Do we tend so much to the weeds that we forget to stop and see the beauty right in front of us?
I live in a sweet community that really enjoys their yards! They painstakingly plan and water and nurture until it is, just like Goldilocks says, "just right." The common areas are very well tended.
When I was putting this post together I took a walk and realized there was a theme here.
I recall pulling and tugging tons of grasses out of my yard when I lived in Montana. It was a weed to me... but here in Utah, the gorgeous whispy grasses are used for texture and backgrounds to showcase the color pops in front. No longer a weed but a beauty alone or in combinations.
The lavender against the green grass is glorious!
The tall grasses almost look like spraying water.
The grasses sway with the breeze and if you pause a moment and listen, you can hear it rustling.
Side walks are designed with curves and twists to them.
Now this is urban planning at it's best!!
Have you been tending your garden? Or looking for your weeds?
Oh!! one last thought. Regarding Abstraction. Sometimes something wonderful just can happen. And while, typically this photo might have been deleted... Leigh's theme of Abstraction prompted me to save this fun one.
I think I accidentally clicked the shutter as I was driving by some trees-- fun to study huh? :)