Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Ornamental Grace


This ornamental cherry tree struggles to survive behind the supermarket and self-service laundry at Evergreen Shopping Center. The soil is cruelly compacted and dumped with broken concrete and waste lumber. Last year, a sack of what looked like plaster broke open and was left abandoned at its roots. Soon the rainy season will end, and no one will think to irrigate here. Whole limbs have blackened and fallen from it, and yet this little tree persists in living, offering its springtime beauty to this dreary, forsaken patch of earth.
OrnamentalCherry Jigsaw PuzzleOrnamentalCherry Jigsaw Puzzle

8 comments:

magiceye said...

amazing!
positive thinking?!!

Bergson said...

beautiful opposition betwen the tre and the little car colored

USelaine said...

A few meters away, there was a big "snowball" bush. When I took this picture, I saw that it was cut to the ground - no reason!

Thank you for visiting.

Benjamin Madison said...

This is an excellent photo.

Benjamin Madison said...

Thanks for adding the puzzle. Now I can put my tear vase away and get down to a solid intellectual challenge.

I take the liberty of recommending another daily photo blog for your viewing pleasure. It's called "This will hurt me...."
http://thiswillhurtme.blogspot.com/

USelaine said...

Thanks for the tip!

USelaine said...

Okay, I may have laid it on a little thick, but it's all true!

Benjamin Madison said...

It's true, it could have been thicker - you left out Princess Diana. But in any case the photo is such a whimsical, happy delight that all is well on heaven and earth. And I thank you for your unfailingly kind remarks about my photos. I hope to emulate.