I’ve always been fascinated by how people and places evolve. And the older I get, the more fascinated I become.

Since the average developed-world life expectancy rate is rising to new heights while the globe’s natural resources dwindle, I have a feeling we’re headed for a rash of reinventions. Guess I’ll have to wait and see whether animal, mineral, or vegetable takes the lead.

…here’s to second acts, new uses for old talents, and keeping our best qualities intact on the journey from “here” to “there”…

(top to bottom: Railroad ties go vertical their second time around; a hubcap stops rolling and instead reflects others’ movement; clever repurposing and lots of volunteer love takes land beneath a highway overpass from concrete jungle to urban delight; garden and auto hoses spring into their next phase of life)

9 Responses

  1. I can’t get enough of these! But the pictures are nothing without your comments. I could not see at first what is actually to be seen. Fascinating!

  2. Hi Paula!

    I admit I like to think of my photo themes as a puzzle; I’m glad you ended up with the “full picture”!

    Sometimes I have the word (title) or theme in mind and have to look through my photos for images that fit, and sometimes I have the photos that are calling to me and I have to find the word that ties them together.

    Since that makes my brain hurt, isn’t it only fair that I make my viewers work a bit to put things together as well, ha?

    Hopefully it will keep our minds younger….

    But I admit it’s probably tougher to do when English is not one’s native tongue—you get extra points for solving them! [I do try to give clues at the very bottom….]

  3. F. Scott Fitzgerald was WRONG when he said “There are no second acts in American lives”. Second acts are usually more interesting than the first ones.

  4. LBR — I’m hanging my hat on it!

    Love F. Scott but he had a great 1st act and died too young for a 2nd…so what did he know about it, ha?

  5. The garden under the overpass is really inspirational – what a great project 🙂

  6. Struggler — I know, I got a little misty-eyed reading the flyer at the garden. It’s strangely relaxing there given that it’s noisy as hell!

  7. LOVE those bits of inspiration! Perfection…hubcap flowers and re-used concrete. Yep.

  8. Whoops…that above was me…I’m in my work addy apparently.

    Lime in the coconut

  9. Lime-y Linda — As you are the queen of turning “trash” into treasure I had a feeling you might like these….

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