Spiked Gems Trashed

It’s one of those times when I see something and wish I could take it home and frame it.


By the garbage bins,

I noticed a pile of colorful layers.

Attracted by the beauty of the colors,

I looked closer.

There they were,

spiked colorful gems,

victims of our inexplicable need for constant change.

At best, our need for a neat orderly garden.

Laying flat,

one on top of the other.

Even in their demise they looked beautiful.


No more words…

I do hope my overindulgence is forgiven!

Consider it a tribute to a beauty lost but hopefully not forgotten.


Wishing everyone a beautiful Thursday.


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  1. Oh, I love this, and having worked in gardens and at a large conservatory, i know just what you mean. I always apprecaited the piles of discarded material – except when I was too dog-tired to care. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Wonderful photos!

    • A ha ha… too dog-tired, yep, sounds familiar, but I think I’d still get my cam or phone out to capture it! ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Thank you very much! So glad you enjoyed these. ๐Ÿ™‚ _/_

  2. Absolutely fabulous gems! You have the gift of the beautiful eye!
    You know, Marina, you did take them home with you. They are here in these photos that you have shared with us!

    • Thank you, my dear Isadora. I think it was hard to miss or pass by. I know well that you also see beauty everywhere! ๐Ÿ˜‰
      You too have a wonderful weekend, my dearest friend! Many many hugs and ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

  3. Beautiful perspective! The art and beauty in nature is found everywhere, and your photography helps us appreciate what we’d never see with our eyes. Thank you!

  4. Shark’s teeth


    Lovely lines and layers.


  5. We live in a world that offers un the โ€œextraordinaryโ€ in the most unexpected places. You have a wonderful way of recognizing the beauty in everything to see and do.

  6. See? Yet another beautiful post on something that caught your eye – and of all places, the trash. I would have taken the pictures and – done nothing. You? You share it with us.

    The need for perfection has given you an outlet for your creativity. And yes, the colours are divine.

    Thank you for sharing this (overindulgent, you?)

  7. Here it’s not so much change as an anal desire to control nature. Some people in my ‘hood should get a medal for making the most amount of noise – leaf blowers etc – per square inch of land. Totally ridiculous.

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