Wednesday, May 14, 2008

What you've been seeing on I-40 (that is, if you weren't too engrossed in that phone call).

On the way to work one day last week I watched as the driver in front of me tossed a bit of crumpled paper out the window and onto the side of I-40. Although I've seen litter on the side of the road, I haven't actually witnessed it landing there since I was a child.

Most people who feel they just can't live with that piece of trash in their car one more moment are a bit more surreptitious about the whole thing. And it's a shame, too. Because something wonderful has happened to the interstate highway.

They've broken out all over in wildflowers.

It's part of the State Highway Department's efforts to beautify my daily drive by maintaining existing wildflower populations and planting new ones.

And I--for one--really appreciate it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have to tell you that your blog entry made my day. I've been noticing more wildflowers here and there, but didn't know the Highway Dept was so serious about it.

Lady Bird would be proud.