Today I am preparing for possible house guests. I was thinking about buying some flowers to adorn our dining room table, but came up with something better, ie: free. As I was doing dishes the other day, I noticed this outside in the back yard. Our yard isn't that big, mind you, but in the back by the washing machine, was something pink shooting up from the ground. Where did that come from?
You see, my beloved washing machine sits on the back porch. And, here in Thailand, sometimes things aren't the most environmentally-friendly. The way our machine deposits the waste water, soap and all, is right into the ground in the back yard. A sudsy pool of water takes double-duty, wetting the ground that now houses the above flower and about 4 yards of bird-of-paradise flowers, too. What I thought was an inconvenient mess has turned into something quite beautiful.