My Early Morning Walk (February)

When I walked out my front door this morning, the first thing I saw was the garbage and left over food someone had thrown onto the street in front of my house.  I picked up most of it before starting my morning walk.  A few blocks from my house I saw more trash; this time it was four beer cans, a paper bag and other forms of litter.  I decided to pick up at least some of it on my way back home.

I took a route that I had never taken before.  I was startled when I walked by a house that had bamboo stalks bigger than any I had ever seen.  In fact, they were much taller than the three story house.  A fence hampered my ability to take good photographs, but these will at least give you an idea of what they looked like.

I continued walking for awhile and then headed back home.  The garbage was still waiting for me.

As I got ready to pick it up, some very tiny flowers caught my eye.  I decided to photograph those.

After gathering the trash, I continued on my way home.  As I walked, I reflected on the litter, the bamboo and the flowers.  I’ve continued to think about them throughout the day.

Several years ago, picking up litter was a major focus in my daily life but that has not been true for awhile.  It is time for me to find my litter grabber and to once again support Mother Nature in that way.

13 thoughts on “My Early Morning Walk (February)

    1. A litter pick up group I belong to focuses a lot on picking up the toxic cigarette butts that are flicked. Numerous members of that group are ex-smokers. So perhaps in the future many who throw litter now will have a change of heart.


    1. Great way to see it. I had tried to figure out how to say that both the litter pick up and seeing the beauty of nature are important and that I can continue to see the beauty that surrounds me as I pick up the litter.


  1. So rewarding to beautify an area. It leaves a glow of good energy. A number of times I have picked up trash in an area new to me and come back months later to see it much cleaner. Viola.

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    1. It always nice to see before and after photos when we have litter pick up work parties, or to see how many pounds of cigarette butts we can pick up. I went out solely for the purpose of picking up litter today. It has been a long time since I’ve done that.

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