Valentine Grunge

Dingle Bay Street Art
Dingle Bay Street Art

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

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