Saturday, August 31, 2013

Sunflower Days

morning in the city
alley cruising on garbage day
scavenger man nods and smiles
me working up a sweat
him all business
sentry of sunflowers
keeping watch


One Good Thing - a sunflower day

Spending time in Denver over the Labor Day weekend, I rise early to exercise before heat bears down on the city. A Latino man in a white pickup is out early, too. I "meet" him several times as I run my route. He enters and exits the alleys, looking for cast-offs left behind garages and on curbs. We "recognize" each other in passing. 
A sunflower morning unfolds for us both.

(iPhone 5 photo edited with Snapseed and Titlefx)

20 comments:

  1. really neat exchanges between morning strangers. :)

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  2. I like the recognition that takes place between you two going about your business in your own ways, all under the watchful faces of those beautiful sunflowers. Good to see you back Barb.

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  3. Postcard perfect picture, along with a nice rhymic and poetic account of your morning. Here's to many more productive and peaceful mornings!

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  4. Sunflowers are always impressive. Good to see you blogging again. All the best.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  5. Love your "sunflower day" - it perked up mine! Thanks.


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  6. love the sunflowers and their watchful gaze.

    xx

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  7. I love that you saw the garbage man. That you saw him, perhaps, as a sunflower just like you. It's so good when when we can look everything in the eye and see its beauty.

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  8. Too often we pass quite close and do not acknowledge. How nice that you both can "see".

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  9. As with the others posting here, I simply love the recognition that happened. That is what makes it a better world to live in....that and sunflowers.

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  10. This photo and verse warmed my heart.

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  11. I suspect that along with the sunflowers, your acknowledgement of one another brought a bit of sunshine into your day. Lovely shot and mood that you set.

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  12. A glorious sunflower morning and two friendly people meeting, making the day even more special.

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  13. Gorgeous sunflower fence... makes me happy. And so does recognition between strangers, out enjoying the lovely day for two different reasons, but happy to acknowledge each other.

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  14. The sentried sunflowers are impressive. How neat is that unspoken communication!

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  15. 'Feels'/looks like a scene near the Mediterranean, Barb.
    The respectful acknowledgement of each other is heartfelt.
    Thanks for this insight.

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  16. Sunflowers, they make me happy!

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  17. Beautiful sunny way to start the day. Too often strangers simply pass without eye contact.

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  18. I love the way you write me to the moment and experience ... Those meetings with people in the neigbourhood are dear and special, making one really feel like being a part of the locals! I also seek to greet or not to the people I meet (when not deeply in my thoughts or trying to remember the Things I need from the grocery :)
    A lovely path through the sunflowers!

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