A heavy rainfall pushed some flowers to the ground. Blooms love the rain but even they can be overwhelmed by sudden showers.
Heady petals bowed down to the dry summer grasses. Some fell to the gravelly path (see pictures below) where there was more evidence of too much soaking on a rainy day.
The "kind" in humankind was exhibited when someone placed an umbrella over a hydrangea bush (below).
With all the unkindness we humans unleash, it sometimes seems easier to lavish love on flowers than on people. But Be Kind To Humankind Week, from August 25th-31st, is a reminder that people, too, can feel overwhelmingly rained upon. A thoughtful gesture could help someone bounce back. And, of course, treating the environment well shows kindness to everyone in the long run.
Being kind is also physical distancing at a time when a mask is to Covid-19 what an umbrella is to rain. It might be hard to think of something new to do if behaving kindly is a daily routine for you. For Penelope, it's sharing her umbrella.
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