Loki thinks that sidewalk-chalking is sappy (though he was very sweet to me about that last one we saw.) I think it’s adorable, and I want to do some of my own!
But I don’t want to step on the toes of the wonderful people leaving all the inspirational quotes. What should I do? Hmmm. I will need to think about this.
I know! I can help support all the walkers and homeschoolers (and homeschooling walkers, hee hee!) by being educational.
Lots of folks are plant-blind. Maybe I can work against that a little bit—encourage people to literally stop and smell the flowers. I read about someone in France leaving labels on urban wildflowers. I bet that would work here! I don’t know all of them, but I can do the ones I know!
These are bright and cheerful! They’re sure to get someone’s attention.
False dandelions are not quite the same color as the true ones. (The eensiest bit less gold and a smidge more lemon.)
Ooh! Ooh! Look! See this little fluffy yellow one?
It’s Neptunia pubescens, and the showy bits are the stamens.
Another little yellow one.
Hee hee hee! I guess I just like yellow!
But here’s one that’s different!
Don’t you just love that electric blue color?
It’s a little bit sad to think that the labels will wear off pretty quickly, and the flowers will fade, too.
But here’s something I can label that will be around for a long time!
Chalk wears down really quickly on concrete! I might need some of that fat, colorful, specially-for-side-walks chalk…
Almost out of chalk for today. I’ve just enough left to leave a message on the walkway that goes by the big storm-water collection area.
It’s the best song ever! (Listen–it will make you smile!)