WeedImageoftheDay

Welcome to my “Weed Image of the Day” Blog!


A Christmas Day "Weed Image of the Day"

Candy Cane Blossoms

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.

This entry was published on December 25, 2011 at 11:29 pm. It’s filed under Nature, Photos, Weeds and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

8 thoughts on “Welcome to my “Weed Image of the Day” Blog!

  1. Love it Deb. Keep it up – with photography, the un-noticed become clear.

  2. “We and our weeds are so much more than what we first appear to be”..true:)

  3. How are you defining the term “weed”?

    Your picture reminds me of one of mine:

    http://portraitsofwildflowers.wordpress.com/2011/09/10/marsh-fleabane/

    • weedimageoftheday on said:

      Steve, I see the resemblance! They may be the same plant. Now you’ve challenged me to do research!
      I’m defining weed as: 1) a wild plant growing where it is not wanted and in competition with cultivated plants; and 2) any undesirable, unattractive or troublesome plant, especially one that grows profusely where it is not wanted….Some of my favorite weed subjects are desirable subjects for the camera, but not for my garden! I’ve found myself delaying my weeding chores until I can take pictures of them. A bit nutty perhaps.

  4. What an inspiring idea. It is all too human for people to feel very much like a weed – unwelcome and unwanted. I feel to be seen and cherished for the very gifts inherent within are some of the fondest longings of most people ❤

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