The Feel Good Idea Of The Day: The Beauty Of Old Things

The beauty of old things, and the lilacs blooming all around you.  Take it all in.

Dilapidated one room school house.  Outskirts of Potlatch, Idaho.  And a beautiful white lilac bush that blooms beside it each year.  24 May 2014.

When I drive by the old school house in the evening, the sunlight filters through the worn down roof creating beautiful shadows.

The front entrance of the school house, buried by blooming white and purple lilacs.  24 May 2014.

I have a soft spot for these old buildings.  I imagine what they were like once, when they bustled with action.  Now the plants overtake the old structures.  Daffodils and narcissus.  Lilacs and quince bushes.  Creating a beauty in their dilapidation, that one couldn't imagine when they were new and useful.

What appears to be an old bird house, broken open.  The straw, grass, and sticks the birds diligently stacked inside.   24 May 2014.