Reclaimed ArtOn the last day of the Sustainable Living Festival I sat near the Yarra River with a friend I had not seen in four years. We had a wonderful time and suddenly she spotted a bike in the water.

Rubbish! How could anyone do that? It was probably stolen, too. Just dumped into this pristine nature (well, pretty clean anyway).

So I got it out.

And what wonder it was. It could not have been in there for too long, the wheels were still turning. But it was full of life.

Lots of tiny water plants and shells were growing on the discarded bike. It actually looked really beautiful. And in the evening sunlight it was almost like a piece of art.