Public Offerings

It is delightful to see the kindness of others.  A while back I ran across a book sharing cupboard on the fence-line of a nearby garden.  Take a book, leave a book, help yourself.  Why not?  I really like how that neighbor reached out to the community.

fence-line cupboard
photo by SVSeekins
book sharing cupboard 2
photo by SVSeekins

Since then, I’ve noticed a few more public offerings.  The second book exchange was on a quiet side street.  I couldn’t help but smile at the happy paint colors.  Right on!

There was sign of graffiti past on the box, but happily that neighbor tidied that up & continued with the sharing.

park side sharing closet
photo by
svseekins

And now I’ve happened upon another kiosk!  It sits beside the pathway of a quiet city park.  This one says “take what you need, Leave what you can”.  Lots of folk travel the path – and plenty exercise dogs in the big open meadow.  I’m so curious to know whether there is a turnover of goods or not.  I’ll have to make sure I walk that way again in a couple of weeks to see.  I have my fingers crossed that the parks department won’t remove it.

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P.S.  check these other street libraries out:

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Christmas Mystery

Truly I’m in awe of this hardy little snapdragon.  He is descended from a plant about 15 feet away – – also growing in a rocky crevice.  His parent bloomed all summer, but this fellow popped up in summer & started to bloom by September.  Now, in late December, he’s still holding on!  How he’s surviving is a mystery.   I reckon he’s some kind of natural mutant out to prove survival of the fittest.

December snapdragon
photo by SVSeekins

Long live the mutants!    🙂

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Looking Forward to Sunshine

The west coast winter officially begins with the passing of the longest night.

grape hyacinth leaves starts up in December
photo by SVSeekins

Now I look forward to sunshine & new growth.   Really it has started already.  The tiny leaves of grape hyacinth poke above the ground in the late fall, but I don’t expect to any blooms until April or May…

In the meantime they look so fresh & green & juicy, it’s just too tempting for the deer to leave alone!   I suppose we all enjoy a holiday treat.  🙂

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