I am inspired by things that grow in the ground and blow in the wind. I like to play in the dirt, especially when planting something, and can talk to trees. I like to look closely at things that at first seem small, insignificant, dried out, or contrary. Weeds may not welcome me with swollen blossoms, but the visual treasure they offer up, are well worth a look. Do you agree? I hope that these images of the oft-overlooked pest of our gardens and yards may give to you some delight, hope, or a new thought to make your daily journey just a little bit more inspired.
We and our weeds are so much more than what we first appear to be.
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6 Replies to “Sunshine Smile”
I love the weed seed tower and this one! Anything has beauty if you put it in perspective! Love the idea of this blog!
Thank you! Yes, I totally agree. I like to look closely at something that suffers from mainly being overlooked. I chose weeds for a number of reasons…they are everywhere, and they possess an unbridled passion to thrive!
This looks like Rapistrum rugosum, an alien invasive from Europe. I don’t know where you are, but here in Austin it has become a real nuisance, sometimes outcompeting native wildflowers, including the ones that the Texas Department of Transportation uses our tax money to plant alongside highways.
Hi Steve. It’s either Rapistrum rugosum or a close relative! We call it Mustard Grass here and it thrives alongside the freeways in So. Cal. as well as empty lots and fields. it comes back year after year. I read something interesting about the plant at this blog: http://somerstonwineco.com/blog/Mustard-grass.
I haven’t verified the above story, but it sure seems like a good use for this eye catching weed.
And compare this:
Great post, thanks