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Gas station roses. Happy Earth Day.

by accidentaltourist on April 22, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I bumped into the pot of over-priced flowers in the local convenience mart, where I'd stopped to get a cold drink on my way to meet a friend for a lively walk in the park. On impulse, I bought the best-looking of the long-stemmed roses in the bunch, stuck it in a Dasani bottle to keep it (relatively) fresh, and gifted it to her before our walk.

Nothing says "love the earth" like giving already dead flowers, eh? ;)


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