I found this bit of artistic expression on a residential street in Dingle, Ireland — a small coastal town near Dingle Bay. It was raining, of course, so the only color that was reaching my lens was gray … until I came upon these yellow flowers planted in a pair of colorfully painted combat boots.
I overstated the contrast of this image to give it a grunge look, trying to emphasize the contrasting themes of delicate flowers, albeit well past their prime, and combat boots. As homely as this scene looks now, I remember how the sudden splash of color brightened my day completely.
Nothing says “Happy Valentines Day” as flowers.
Thought for the Day: A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin. H. L. Mencken