Saturday, May 17, 2008
I was standing, perhaps even sulking, in a mall parking lot where the only vegetation was Himalayan blackberry (thriving) and pathetic bark mulch plantings (wilting). My family was in a store I generally refuse to enter, plus it was a very rare sunny day with, of all things, a BLUE sky.
The Himalayan blackberry was overrunning a hydro right-of-way that cut through the parking lot. Ugly upon ugly! But then I spied these things up among the wires. In a world of suburban drab, they were like jewels. And the sky was BLUE!