June has been HOT in Louisiana! However, I’ve been able to get in some fun runs with lots of new sights in my small hometown.
About 1/2 mile from my house is an adorable flower and gift shop. The owner has become a successful female business owner in this small town…not an easy task.
Oh, I’ve finally decided my future lies
Beyond the yellow brick road…
(“Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” Elton John & Bernie Taupin)
I imagine that to be her theme song, although I don’t know her that well. I love seeing her shop window and outside flowers change with the seasons. It’s a breath of fresh air on my running route. The road becomes shaded and covered with trees as I approach her shop. Daylilies line the road. Flower pots in the front burst with color. Last week however I got a new surprise! In addition to the bright flowers, this is being painted graffiti style:
It’s not finished yet so I’ll post another picture later of the end result, but isn’t it adorable? It says “Flower Power” and is being done freestyle by the artist. (Of course the owner drives her very own convertible Volkswagon Beetle.)
It may not seem like a big deal. BUT when I think about the owner and her shop tucked away on the outskirts of our little village down a small country road, it’s inspiration! Inspiration to all of the women in this small town who have dreams beyond the yellow brick road!