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2 December 2021

Flowering. Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm II R kit lens at 33mm (66mm equivalent), f8, 1/500 second and ISO 200. Processed in Adobe Camera Raw.

We were nearly at the end of our walk, our camera still holstered without a shot having been fired, when we took a shortcut through the playground built above the Metro station and saw this eruption of vitality.

It's nearly winter and here are these flowers sprouting vigorously toward the sun. In bright yellow and yellow green popping up the stalk like fireworks in broad daylight.

We stopped for a moment to admire them. There was just something undeniably heartening about the scene presenting itself within arm's reach.

It would never make the local newscast, of course. And there isn't much of a headline to make a hashtag out of it. There's nothing particularly viral about plant life to begin with.

But we found it noteworthy.

So we unholstered our camera and lined up the shot to remind us there's always something somewhere flourishing.

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