Optimism

21 February 2022 – I look at this front yard ensemble, everything still so bedraggled …

and I think: Ohhhhh, it’s not spring yet.

But spring is coming — less than a month away. (Less by only 1 day, but I’ll take it.)

And signs of vernal optimism are everywhere.

New plantings are being dug into this sidewalk wheelbarrow on West 10th …

crocuses & snowdrops have jumped up among the ferns, just opposite …

and Whole Foods has refreshed the panels of its living wall just off Cambie Street.

Even this faery-tree tableau lives up to the optimism theme …

though I have to lean in close & read the fine print, to notice it.

Now, that is optimism.

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  1. It looks very springy to me – I’m definitely optimistic!

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  2. With you readers have really got to know your area.

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    • oh dear, that worries me, people shouldn’t have to know Vancouver to enjoy my posts! and though I mention a street, it isn’t important for the sense of what I’m talking about, so please don’t feel you need to find a map, or that you are somehow excluded from a deeper level of meaning, for that is not the case

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      • You have highlighted certain open areas and of course more built up places so my comment was just a general – got to know – I wouldn’t try to look on a map as that would spoil the spontaneity of the walk. I am known for sending unclear messengers!!!!!!

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