This photo was taken in the first week in June 2012 at 8:45 AM
The location was at the back of a Federal Building in Washington DC.
The "Take It!" came from looking many times at the flower border that served next to a guard rail next to the driveway to the
underground parking and the back of the building. My thought being how well this flowering plant served the purpose of softening the edges one would see in this massive use of concrete. The
question came from how effective the division of these plants was in doing its job and weather the split was intentional or was an afterthought because some of the growth got what one might say
"out of hand" in making its way to the other side of the fence. I could imagine the meeting of the minds in the grounds keeping department to let it grow in both directions for the pleasure it
brought to the viewer from any angle.
The After Take: This has been the constant appreciation for the job so well done by the gardening crews in keeping so many public buildings
looking their best during all seasons. A giant undertaking in this city that has so much of it taken up with this type of facility. All these buildings are tax exempt so the city of Washington DC
has to make its money from other sources.
I think the lesson for me in this set of photos is to sometimes let oneself be open for some change in plans especially when nature is
involved. One can be sometimes very pleasantly surprised.
Thanks for joining us for the current photo presentation. You are cordially invited to return Friday, October 26th for a new picture that
we hope you will enjoy.
Wishing you pleasant surprises,