I like weeds. I like their indomitable spirit, their dedication to life and their intense need to spread their seeds. Weeds are the underdogs in the landscaped yard, the bane of the gardener and my inspiration. Weeds are beautiful and fierce and unbending in their determination to grow. Weeds can be enticing, but watch out! If you get close enough, they can sting you with a thorn or their oil. Weeds will hitch a ride on you. No matter what your destination, weeds are game.
I like to look closely at things that at first seem small, insignificant, dried out, or a bit wild. Weeds may not welcome me with swollen blossoms of beauty, but the visual treasures they allow me to find when closely examined are well worth the look. I hope you agree. I hope that these images of the oft-overlooked pest of our gardens and yards may give you some pause for delight and perspective to make your daily journey just a little bit more inspired.
Please come back tomorrow for a new “Weed Image of the Day” and let me know which ones you like.
We and our weeds are so much more than what we first appear to be.