A voice in the wilderness crying, "Without vision, the people perish.."
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
BEAUTY IN THE DITCH
Small town living sometimes is more rural as are the amenities offered by the small government. The basic amenities a city or town offers its citizens is fire and police protection which may be shared with other nearby rural communities.
Each living unit may have its own well for water and septic system. As for storm water sewers....it is called a drainage ditch.
Queen Ann's Lace
In my small Arkansas city, Police and fire protection are city units of the city government and have mutual aid agreements with nearly units. Water from Bull Shoals Lake is treated and delivered by a rural water association; the city operates a waste water (sewer) sytem. Yes, our storm water sewers are open drainage ditches.
Filled with various weeds and debris, many consider the ditches ugly. I prefer to observe that which is beautiful, the native wildflowers which populate the ditch in front of my home.
"I don't know--but cute!"
Today I salute the wildflowers in my ditch, some of which I know names. Other flowers I hope others may identify for me.