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Creating Little Moments of Happiness, One Pothole At A Time
There was once a man who hated potholes. And why not? They're ugly, they're nuisances, at their worst they signal urban blight and decay. Who hasn't spewed NSFW invectives when a pleasant drive is jolted by an obscenely large crack in the street? Who hasn't attempted a graceful cab-hail and twisted an ankle in a sneaky pothole?
Well, one Brit named Steve Wheen, aka The Pothole Gardener, has taken the irritation that is the pothole and turned it into an art form by filling them with miniature gardens. Here is one of my favorite things that happens in this world: someone sees something grim and ugly and finds a small, good way to transform it. Flowers, moss, a few teensy props, and suddenly a mismanaged road is an enchanted other world. If only we could all be so creative and constructive with life's many annoyances.
Visit The Pothole Gardener blog for tons of these whimsical little plantings, including can't-miss videos! (via buzzfeed)
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