I live in a city that is built with cement and brick. Sidewalks are grey, roads are made with black tarmac and buildings are either grey, shades of brown or reflected glass.
Walking down a sidewalk in Toronto is not always dull though. Many streets have planters that are filled with a riot of colour.
I enjoy the summer flowers that overpower the gray planters they are in. The colours are bright and pleasing to the eye.
Plants are not only found in planters, however. When I walk the streets in my neighborhood, I pass many flowerbeds that grace the sidewalks. Mid-summer, these plants are spilling over the edges and bring a sense of beauty to the streets.
Because these streets have flowerbeds does not mean that flowers in planters do not abound. I enjoy seeing both on the streets I walk.
Each week I am grateful for the flowers I see. I say a little thank you to the city as well as the landlords of offices and apartment buildings for the floral beauty that graces the streets of Toronto.
What have you been grateful for this week?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
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