The Choir

“Down in front… down in FRONT!” He growled.

“Oooh golly, sorry!” I ducked down, making sure he could see ahead of me.

“The director says to sing to the cement. If we sing, we will grow taller! I think I need to be taller!” He said.

I looked at my sister, she gawked back at me with disdain. We were already bored. This was usually the time we’d start planning our escape. I had a few things dinking around already, we just had to get dude talking for a long period of time…..

and Bingo! Idea!

“So, what’s your theory on our purpose here in this grass bed….” I almost giggled with pride at my genius.

“Well, the dandelion poof has been around since the beginning of time, helping spread the word of our species through germination and other some such………”

We were minutes away from escape…


Cold Cups

“Jack, you didn’t put these in the right spot, again!” She grumbled, trying not to be upset.

She’d witnessed him get back-handed for ogling a girl on the other side of the building. It was innocent and she knew it. But the warden had a power complex and liked to take it out on anyone who was weak. He loved to pick on Jack the most because Jack would cry and make a big scene, which would feed the warden’s ego complex even more. She’d seen too much hurt happening here, and realized there was no reason to be mad anymore.

She just proceeded to fix his mistake, while a single tear ran down her face.

At Ease, Little Soldier

He was almost an oversight. I was waiting for the crosswalk when I glanced at the hydrant at my knees. The angle, at first, made him look like a discarded wad of gum, but then I was reminded of Toy Story, and the little army men, and then I had to snap a photo. I think he makes a very good model.

Make Like A Tree

Lepidium latifolium, known by several common names including broadleaved pepperweed, pepperwort, or peppergrass,[1] dittander, dittany, and tall whitetop,[1] is a perennial plant that is a member of the mustard and cabbage family.

This plant is native to southern Europe, Mediterranean countries and Asia as far east as the Himalayas. It is an introduced species in North America, where it grows throughout the United States and Mexico, and Australia. It may have been introduced to the United States when its seed got into a shipment of sugar beet seeds.[2]

L. latifolium normally grows to between 30 centimeters and 1 meter, but may grow as tall as 2 meters. The plants have numerous woody stems, alternating waxy leaves and clusters of small, white flowers. It produces small (1.6 millimeter) fruits which each contain two reddish seeds. It has an extensive root network, known to reach 9 feet in depth and constitute 40% of the total biomass of the plant.[2]

The plant is most invasive in wetland habitat, including riparian zone; from there it easily spreads to other ecosystems, such as sagebrush.[2] It is perceived as a threat to salt marshes in southern New Hampshire, United States, recently prompting the Department of Environmental Services and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to look for it in the Hampton–Seabrook Estuary, where it is thought to have spread. The agencies are recruiting volunteers to help look for and properly remove it from this area.[3] It is also a pest in the Monte Vista and Alamosa National Wildlife Refuges in Colorado and Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon, and many other sites.

Three Suns

“And along the Nor’Eastern shores of Begovia, Three Suns rise to greet the sandy mountains. Covered in wildflowers of the brightest colors, this sandy prairie boasts immaculate wildlife and picturesque views. Plan your next vacation at the hottest spot in the universe….”
*Begovia Travel Monthly*

About to Roll Over

There’s nothing like a good junkyard. To peek into the dented automobile’s driver’s side window and assume what happened in THIS vehicle. You wonder if anyone was hurt. Sometimes you KNOW someone had a ride in the ambulance, and you hope a little hope that they made it. And then, you move on to the next vehicle and click the shutter a few more times, and you go about your day.