Earth's Restorative Powers-145/365

I was walking at the edge of this field a couple of weeks ago when this rich array of wildflowers drew me to walk right into the middle of it. There were lupins of white, purple, blue and pink, white and red wild roses, and so many more flowers that I couldn't name. All of these were crawling with beautifully marked spiders, insects, tiny butterflies and bees. Now and again, underfoot, there was a crumbling bit of concrete which was the only evidence that a school, complete with large parking lot had stood there only a few short years ago.  It reminded me of the poem by Shelley, "Ozymandias" which has the line "Look on my works ye mighty and despair". (link to the poem below for those who don't know it). 

The earth has such wonderful restorative powers that it quickly produces great beauty and fruitfulness in places formerly occupied by dull, ugly and heavy concrete structures. Such healing of the scars left here really touched me.

This is for my friend Levy, who tells me that she reads all of my posts and loves them, though she is not on G+ herself. Thank you for that, Levy. This is for you.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ozymandias
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As these are Canadian wild flowers, this is for Photo Mania Canada +Photo Mania Canada #photomaniacanada  by +Giselle Savoie and +Mark HELM 

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19 Responses

  1. Thank you +Heiko Mahr – I'm glad you liked the story. And now that it has been mown down and has no more flowers and plants Joni enjoyed chasing her ball all over it. I guess it still has its uses, though not nearly so beautiful.

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  2. It was a beautiful field, thank you +Shelly Gunderson – but as you read today, it has been all cut as flat as a pancake. Everything is destroyed. I am so so sad I can barely reply to these.

    So much nicer, I agree +Elizabeth Hahn but the update as of today's posting is that this beauty is gone.

    Thank you +Leslie Sutton 

    It really was +Mari Luukkonen – thanks.

    "Your lupins or your life" 😀 +D. Hale 

    Hard to imagine +Rekha Rao – it was, and I suspect some in our village would prefer to see it concrete again, as it has now gone. But thank you for your lovely comment.

    Thank you so much +Sunny Wu 

    Thanks a lot, +Sumit Sen 

    Yes, I guess there won't be many in the city, +Christin McLeod 

    +A.r.selva Kumar – thanks.

    It was just a delight +Ursula Klepper – for me at least. And for a short time. 🙁

    Thank you very much +Rumiana Nikolova – I was glad that I was able to record it.

    Thank you very much +Tanya Stollznow 

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