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“Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are a hundred ways to kneel and kiss the ground.” Djalal ad-Din Rumi

As I have mentioned before my little small, urban town has been hit hard by the recession. With the woes of Chrysler and General Motors our factories are cutting jobs because we make auto parts. In an effort to rehabilitate an injured ankle I went out and walked yesterday and will probably walk today and tomorrow too. What I discovered is that people are still trying to bring out as much beauty as they can. I think it shows the resiliency of our people that in spite of the news and the economy they can still provide beauty for everyone to enjoy.

Dark Purple Iris

Small Pink Peonies 2

Small Lavender Iris

Small Orange Iris

Small Pansies

Small Peach Iris

Originally posted to michelewln on Sun May 24, 2009 at 08:50 AM PDT.

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