Reflections – Saturday, August 6, 2016

Carol A. Hand

Summer sights on my side of the city

summer sights 1

summer sights 2

summer sights 3

summer sights 4

show the march of time is not always pretty.

Still, life goes on…

summer sights 5

I watch as geese rest…

dandelion seed

Photo: Dandelion Seed (Wikipedia

and a lone dandelion seed floats in gentle breezes

soaring gracefully above highways and rooftops …


to land where it pleases.


28 thoughts on “Reflections – Saturday, August 6, 2016

  1. There is so much pain, loneliness, poverty, neglect, etc. in the world. If we are fortunate we will be able to see the good, the beauty, and have hope in despite of it. For as you so eloquently said life goes on. Hugs.

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  2. Lovely pictorial essay, Carol. Ah, the city, and how nature longs to drag it back into the soil as if it never was. We are fools, to trust “the City” never fully realizing how much of a prison it has become and how easily, by pulling the plug an the grid it can destroy us…

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  3. Nice pics and nicer thoughts of yours, Carol. Much as we may wish to hold on to rural pleasantries, we are constrained to accommodate urbanisation and the progress that comes with it. Yet life goes on, bitter-sweetly and tragic-comically.

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    1. Thank you for your kind and lovely comments, Raj. I love your closing words! “Yet life goes on, bitter-sweetly and tragic-comically.” So eloquently-said 🙂


    1. It’s such a delight to hear from you, Robbie. Thank you for your comments!

      Please forgive my delayed reply. I’ve been transitioning from editing a book manuscript to begin preparing for a class I’ll be teaching in a few weeks. And of course, harvesting what I can (thus far, broccoli and green beans). It means I don’t visit WP often these days.

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  4. I love seeing photos that document real places without worrying that the chamber of commerce might object. haha. I heard a wise woman say just this weekend: dandelions should be welcomed because they are there for a reason — one of which might be medicine. Someone nearby might need it.

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