Friday, September 16, 2011

My friendly neighbourhood

I live in a friendly neighbourhood. If someone has a surplus, they share it with others. My breakfast grapefruit is from a box- full that a neighbour up the road puts outside his house each year.
Other people create gardens on the street. Here's one, planted with new spring plants, brightening up the walk on the steepest part of the hill.
I give thanks to the unknown neighbours each time I pass by, on my way to the bus stop.
And, if I had a dog, I would have helped myself to these biscuits which were kindly offered outside someone else's gate. I love the sign:
'Free to all deserving canines!! Help yourself to a handful. There is nothing wrong with them - they just didn't suit our Toby's delicate constitution!'
I don't know these neighbours, but I'm glad to live amongst them.

5 comments:

Hilary said...

Hi Juliet .. must a wonderful place to live .. sounds absolutely delightful and so kind - love the mix of goodies. Cheers Hilary

lifeonthecutoff said...

From doggie biscuits to fresh grapefruit. Divine. There is something rewarding and priceless when one gives of one's bounty. It sounds like you live in a very good neighborhood, Juliet, and now you have shared it all with us through your post.

Lynley said...

Community is so critical to our well being and survival. We could all do more of these wonderful things you post about for each other.
Thanks for sharing your enjoyment.

juliet said...

Thanks Penny, Hilary and Lynley and Lynley you are so right about the importance of community.

Marilyn said...

What a wonderful, caring community you live in. It's so very heartening to see that this caring and sharing still exists.