What A Difference A Day Makes

These flowers are in the front yard next door to mine; they grow next to the hitching post where I lock up my bikes (click here to see it last winter). Yesterday these flowers were closed, not tightly but definitely not open like they are in the photos. Anyhow, after a crazy-busy day at work today I arrived home and bent to lock my bike when I saw them...they're beauty literally stopped me in my tracks. Though it was chilly they still reached for the sun like it was their main mission (and it may be). With the backdrop of the not-yet-lushness of summer, they seemed almost illuminated...like they were lit up; plugged in.

Urban Simplicity.