Neighborhood Gardens, Part 6

Sometimes my news feed is overwhelming – and not in a positive way. Shootings, on-going efforts to dismantle our democracy, voter suppression, environmental damage, bigotry and intolerance – working to improve my tiny corner of life sometimes seems pointless. At times it seems that the one step forward I take is followed by two steps backwards. But then I remember the people in my life and I am refreshed. There is optimism to be found by just looking around. Good people – honest, kind, diligent, industrious, compassionate – are everwhere.

Keep working, keep trying, keep loving. Good always outweighs bad.

I enjoy the cool shade of this tunnel.
An SEA (Street Edge Alternative) ditch in full bloom.
Paul’s Scarlet Hawthorn on my walking route.
My Friday morning get-away.
Neighborhood kids love this tree.

2 thoughts on “Neighborhood Gardens, Part 6

  1. That is one healthy Paul’s Scarlet Hawthorn! Maybe the fungus has abated and the survivors can get on with their growing.

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    1. The tree is hanging on and looks like it’s making a recovery. Three years ago I thought is was dead (its companion hawthorn died last year) but it looks much better this year, although smaller canopy than in past years. It’s a tough little tree!

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