Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Is the glass half full or half empty?

Is our neighborhood the most hideous mess or a beautiful sanctuary?
I took these two photos within minutes of each other on our walk last night. And it really did make me consider how we choose to see things in our world/neighborhood. When I am behind the camera, I tend to look for the beauty in any scene. And I think I tend to lean that way in life as well.
Addendum: They put one more sign up today which reads: 'Sidewalk Closed'.

8 comments:

ELK said...

well it is colorful that is for sure!
life does look different from alens doesn't it?

painted fish studio said...

grrrrrr. but isn't it strange/sad how the colors are so similar?

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Anna said...

Geez! They did overdo it a bit with all those signs, didn't they? Although without them, would be as appealing a shot? I think not. Love that ivy creeping over the fence.

I think beauty can be found anywhere. You just have to find the right angle. Both in your attitude and the view.

andie said...

Heehee, great combo. Yes! Yes, just keep looking past the ugly orange sings saying keep out.

Love the picket fence...must head to flickr and favorite.
:)
Have a great weekend love!
a.

Jackie said...

I just think it's interesting that you have these two pictures together. Lately I've been reading several blog posts about the messy side of life. Maybe we need the messes to really appreciate the good. And sometimes when we reveal a little of the "mess" we forge more authentic connections! Just a thought. Happy Weekend Martha!

Marnie Dee said...

Looking for the positive....nice reflection and pictures.

Rachel said...

Wow, that is a lot of signs! : )