Maybe this is just a symptom of winter... winter in a polluted city? Color seems nearly gone from the scene. The sky is usually grayish brown and most everything is some shade of the same. Even tree leaves and grass (in spots where you find it) are mostly layered in soot from burnt something (often something toxic, like plastic) that people gave up in efforts to be warm.
The only usual exception within our apartment complex is kids.... Their clothes and laughter and smiles. We’ve met some fantastic new kids recently and they sure do sparkle like gems against this drab background! This week we've been gifted three new friends, fun kids in our complex... hopefully I can get some more pics of these new friends soon.