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Beauty at the Gas Station

Beauty at a Seattle Gas Station

Flowers make the world a better place, and even mundane, everyday surroundings are improved by a pot of flowers. Last week when I was in Seattle, I was impressed by a lovely pot of flowers at a gas station. The primroses and Johnny Jump-ups added a touch of bright color in a concrete gray expanse. And the fact that it was already spring in Seattle, while still brown and dead-looking in Denver definitely cheered my soul.

Flowers may be an extravagance. For the gas station owner, putting pots of flowers around the station may not add to his bottom line profit. I’m not sure motorists choose their gas station based on the floral display (ok, I might, but most motorists don’t). But flowers still have the power to make people smile and lift their spirits. We may not be able to change the whole world and improve everything, but if more people put out a pot of flowers in the spring, maybe it would make a difference.

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  1. * Beth K. Vogt says:

    Flowerpots filled with flowers at a gas station? Works for me. I like clean restrooms too–but if a gas station owner is taking the time to spruce up the oustide with flowers, he/she is probably going to take care of the inside.

    | Reply Posted 10 years, 3 months ago
    • Didn’t go inside, but I did feel a little silly taking pictures of the flowers — not sure if that qualifies as touristy or just flower-crazy.

      | Reply Posted 10 years, 3 months ago
  2. * Chris Ulshoffer says:

    I would be drawn to pots of flowers…even at a gas station! I love the burst of color that they offer often in dry and dull surroundings.

    | Reply Posted 10 years, 3 months ago

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