Nature in the city…

P1040033What is a country girl to do in a city on the wide open prairies?    Cityscapes are picturesque, it’s true, and the sky is big here…skyline
But it’s the trees that I miss.  A home without a tree would be forlorn indeed!  Fortunately, just out the window is this bright angel, changing with the seasons…
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…and just a little walk away I found these other bright bits of nature, even in the city.
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You have to stop and look to see it sometimes, but clambering up a chain link fence was this floofy wonder—a weed, no doubt, now gone to seed!—luminous in its old age.
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   Speaking of seeds… found these hanging on for a more propitious time to fall.
                 And lo and behold, what an optimistic tree, flaunting buds with winter ready to set in!
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And how about this striking beauty?!
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and the radiant gold at her feet…
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Maybe the city isn’t so bad with views like this…
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Even the fire hydrants are kinda cute in their chic neon green with black caps and bellies…
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Nature is alive and well, even in the city.
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Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the LORD hath dealt bountifully with thee. Ps.116:7
–LS

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