Friday, April 25, 2008

Friday flower blogging - Hanging in there

This is a lupine growing in a pocket of soil on the vertical side of a giant red sandstone rock.

I admire its tenacity, its strength, its wiry survivor's instinct.

Today seemed very challenging at work, but when I started to tell the story, I realized it was all about bungled instructions, unecessary repetition of simple tasks, miscommunications, back-tracking, gear shifting - the typical stuff of work.

Why's it so demoralizing today? I don't know. But I look at this photo of this brave little California wildflower struggling to survive and yet continuing to bloom so beautifully.... well, hell. What do I have to complain about?