Monday, May 14, 2007

Unexpected Beauty

I'm not sure what it says about my outlook recently that I've been actively thinking about finding something for Sock Girl's "unexpected beauty" challenge of a month ago ever since she issued it, and I've just now found something worth posting. Since today has been one of those days I'd rather not remember the excruciating details of in the future, I thought it would be a good moment to share what caught my attention recently during my daily carpooling circuit.

At Soccer Boy's school, I came across this scene, which had literally exploded overnight because of the rain we've had recently.

The poppies are planted by the fourth graders at Soccer Boy's school each year to honor our veterans. The students spend time preparing for a Veterans' Day concert in the fall and send postcards of thanks to veterans in the spring.

During this time of war, I'm hopeful that everyone will take time to remember the contributions of our veterans and the sacrifices of those currently serving overseas. On my part, I'm praying this current conflict will be over by the time the poppies bloom next year.


Sock Girl said...

Amen. Beautiful post!

Christina said...

Oh, Amen to that.