Okay, this wasn't really much of a walk for Daisy, more like a 'stop'.
While we were driving around town, I noticed a tiny public parking lot that had received an urban-landscape makeover.
A large, colorful mural decorated a wall facing the lot, and a once-classy chassis had been re-imagined into an art piece surrounded by native, drought tolerant plants.
There were also several, creatively designed bike racks and a corner seating-area/planter box made from reclaimed metal. The number 4 and twin cherries figured prominently into the theme since the lot is situated on the corner of 4th Street & Cherry Avenue.
While we may not want a mural on our wall, or a broken-down car permanently parked on our lawn -I love the idea of re-thinking the nooks & crannies of our landscapes and imagining something beautiful. It's seeing the glass half full, and believing in possibilities.
The chain-link fencing bordering the parking lot was covered with bamboo-printed tarps that separated the space and created a surprisingly realistic burst of green -until the real plants fill in!