While cycling along the shores of most waterways it's difficult to not be awestruck by the large and beautiful residences that usually line their shores. Lake Ontario is no exception. This little place on Beach Avenue grabbed my attention as I rode by it today...
The lawn is full and rich and weed free, the trim paint is fresh and not peeling, all the gardens and plantings look so nice and appealing from the road.
Then I eventually arrived home to my little non-paradise. My lawn consists of several tufts of grass, a lot of moss, a never ending array of weeds, and lots of bare spots. In my defense though, many of the tufts of grass do merge together, well a few of them do anyway. The paint is peeling off most of my window trim and my decorative shutters are in dis-repair.
As I leaned back in the seat on my Tour Easy I couldn't help but feel a bit remiss about the condition of my little piece of the world. What a mess! Then, I noticed the lonely white Tulip. Jeepers it sure looks pretty if you just ignore its bleak surroundings. I wonder........
I whipped out my trusty Canon (camera) and started playing around in the yard. Look at what I saw.
Tell me please, who decided that these were weeds and why do we so fervently dig them out of our lawns every year?
My lesson remembered today was that to appreciate the true beauty of everything one needs only to find the proper perspective.