Windowboxes: points of light. [Oh, Mr Auden. It is time to read everything again]
Below: the super-median on West Houston is super weedy. These are the souped-up median plantings west of Broadway, on Houston. The earth- and roadworks took years and involved building raised concrete beds and expensive, protective iron chains and benches at the cross walks. This is what is slated to happen on East Houston. In terms of upkeep and plantings, our median looks much better.
But this thistle and its brethren made me think about my tax dollars. So much money to build and plant. The weeds are as high as an elephant's eye. No budget for upkeep...So where do my NY tax dollars go? I do not mind being taxed. I mean, it would be nice to keep all that money, but I understand why it is necessary. I just would be fascinated (and appalled, or may even awed) to see the path of every dollar. If they had coloured strings attached as they flew about the state, where would most of them land up?