Tuesday, July 19, 2016

A real dilemma

Rogue flowers
What to write about? There's nothing in the news that I care to bring up, since it's all about the Republication National Convention this week. Even my favorite news shows, like the PBS News Hour, are being broadcast from Cleveland, where it's going on.

I smiled when I walked to the bus a couple of days ago and saw these flowers that decided that a crack between the brick wall and the sidewalk is enough room to send blooms out into the world. The wall is new and I think they had lots of space last year. They are pretty, aren't they?
The garden partiers
And we also had an impromptu gathering outside the garden one evening not long ago. I walked downstairs to water the garden, and they were, all enjoying an evening repast. I quickly joined them. A community garden has many facets, not the least of which is getting to know your neighbors in a different way.

I didn't forget to water my plants, which also needed some refreshment. Life is good here in midsummer. Actually, it's pretty wonderful year round, although different in January, as it would be pitch black at this time of day. Summertime!
:-)

23 comments:

  1. That's a nice way to make friends and enjoy the camaraderie.

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  2. oh, i love your garden group. what fun!

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  3. Some flowers can bloom anywhere! I believe that is a Malva...very pretty! :)

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  4. Love your garden party.
    I sometimes resent the 'volunteer plants'. They do so much better than their delicate cousins which I cosset in my garden. A reminder that nature works to her own rules.

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  5. Sometimes the impromptu get togethers are the most fun :-)

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  6. That plant is a reminder one can make a life anywhere and brighten the space by being there.

    You have your own little piece of paradise.

    Summer...such a wonder!

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  7. You did find something to celebrate in spite of all the gloom. Your friends were probably outside for the same reason you were.

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  8. I agree and also refuse to write about anything in the news these days... flowers and impromptu gatherings of friends is much better. Celebrate life and the little things when you can.

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  9. One of the best things about summer is the long hours of daylight. I love it that the sun doesn't set until almost 9 pm.

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  10. Always love seeing plants grow in impossible places. Gives us humans hope.
    Having gardening buddies to lift a glass with also takes the sting out of the daily news.

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  11. I absolutely love the rogue flowers!!
    And what a charming group of gardeners--all of you. :)

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  12. Yes, very pretty flowers! Much better to focus on that, than the goings-on in Cleveland. LOL

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  13. Love the flowers on the wall....now you got me 'countin' flowers on the wall'. LOL
    And I am rather enjoying the convention broadcast...tho I watch it at my leisure online.

    As for the gathering of neighbors, this is a super way, as you say, getting to know them in a whole new 'light'.

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  14. fun to walk into those impromptu parties...

    at least we can count on nature to find its way through even if it is just a crack.

    oy, will be glad when the fiasco of the RNC is done. and the election. i dont have high hopes either way it goes. our politics is ridiculous.

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  15. Oh your garden gathering reminds me of my neigbours where I lived for 30 years, until a few years back. We always had impromptu dinners together. So nice that you have such a fine collection of folks there. And those flowers show that their beauty and strength are no contest for a wall. Political comparison only partly intended. ;)

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  16. Those flowers sure add a fabulous splash of colour to the wall! :o)

    Even over here I can't escape from the RNC... or at least I can't on Facebook. I have too many friends & family on that side of the pond sharing news/opinions etc. I'm witness it from afar, in that mesmerized gaze of someone watching a train wreck unfolding. U.S. politics are quite baffling to me at times! (despite which they're still more transparent than Spain's parliamentary system! Round 1 of Round 2 of "will we have a government and president in 2016?" is under way!

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  17. Love the flowers! A surprising pop of pretty in an unexpected place always makes me smile.

    Just like your impromptu garden party. Need to figure out a way to entice my new neighbors out of their houses for a gathering. Unfortunately, being in the high 90's here no one really wants to be outside right now.

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  18. There's certainly no doubt about the difference in your ice/water photos below! Whenever I see an inspiring quote or get a random idea for my creative writing blog, I create a new post with just a title or a quote or what ever idea popped into my head. I have a couple dozen unpublished and unwritten posts right/write now! That's my tip for bloggers block. The rub is to actually go back and fill them in.

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  19. It's amazing the strength of life bursting forth in the most unlikely places...:)

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