But Wait! - There is More!


These photos were taken on September 17, 2019 at 8:14 AM.

The location was in the City Center District of Washington DC.

The "Take It!" was something that took me a walk by and a return for me to fully grasp what I was looking at. Here was a grouping of cut flowers in a city street trash receptacle which had not only the look of a professional arrangement - but also upon close inspection seemed to be still fresh enough to have been on show anywhere for at least a few more days.

Needless to say,  I have never seen a trash receptacle look quite so grand - thus took the photo as a sort of tribute to this highly unlikely match up and the subconscious  pleasure the viewing of them could have given any passerby. 

I walked away with the not so urgent question in my min, “Wonder what the story is of this unlikely throw away?”

A few days later - I showed these photos to the Head Concierge in a luxury hotel which is adjacent to the above sighting and much to my amazement got the following response. The fellow that I was speaking to had a work schedule change and was off on the Tuesday I took the photos. Ordinarily he works on Tuesdays, which is the day the regular florist changes out the flowers and replaces them with fresh ones. The Concierge has an agreement with the florist to bring the flowers which are to be discarded to him for his inspection to see if they are still fresh enough to get a few more days of being re purposed in a number of locations in the hotel. With his having been off on the day of this special arrangement - and thus the very significant great deed was not put into place. He had wondered what had happened to the flowers - and I, ever by chance brought him his answer.
Perhaps this little story could have had the title "Mystery Solved” however - I just do not know when I could use the one chosen - again.

No - I did not take any of the flowers home - lol.

Best regards,


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Comments: 7
  • #1

    Jim (Sunday, 22 March 2020 23:01)

    You can find beauty in the ugliest of things, in this case quite literally.

  • #2

    Sally (Sunday, 22 March 2020 23:01)

    What a cute idea!

  • #3

    GpaJake (Sunday, 22 March 2020 23:02)

    My wife used to do this with old tires.

  • #4

    Teri (Sunday, 22 March 2020 23:03)

    I can't tell if someone threw away a bouquet or they are actually growing out of the trash.

  • #5

    SF1967 (Sunday, 22 March 2020 23:03)

    I would definitely be hesitant to stop and smell those flowers!

  • #6

    Gabe (Sunday, 22 March 2020 23:04)

    When city beautification meets imagination, ya gotta love it.

  • #7

    MHampy (Sunday, 22 March 2020 23:05)

    I wonder what you'd smell first, the trash or the flowers???