Lovely Lavender

Lavender. Photo: Ulla Hennig

Lavender. Photo: Ulla Hennig

Usually, when I hear the word “lavender” I think of

  • lovely soaps
  • the south of France
  • summer
  • the french saying  “joie de vivre” (the Joy of Living)
  • or the Latin “ars vivendi” (the art of Living).

I would not think of the neighborhood I live in, which is rather poor, with people queuing up in front of the local shop in the morning because they need another bottle of beer, with kids hanging around clinging to a bottle of “I’d-rather-not-know-what’s-in-it”.

But: this lovely lavender you see above is part of a small park in my neighborhood. And it reminds me everyday I pass it on my daily way to work that there is also beauty where we often see only ugliness.

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About Ulla Hennig

I live and work in Berlin. Taking photos is one of my hobbies, and writing is one of my hobbies, too. So I decided not only to show some of my pictures here but also present some of the thought which came wth the pictures.

3 responses to “Lovely Lavender”

  1. Karen Swim says :

    Ulla, I love lavender and this line: : there is also beauty where we often see only ugliness,” speaks volumes to me. Thank you for the reminder to seek out and celebrate the beauty that is around us each and every day.

  2. Ulla Hennig says :

    I very often have to remind myself to see the beauty around me, and walking about with a camera helps a lot!

  3. Paul C says :

    The rich colour of the lavender comes as a burst of energy!

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