A phrase we are all familiar with, penned by Benjamin Franklin in 1789 states that “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Apropos as inspiration for today because I’ve spent my daylight hours working on taxes, and this weed is well, dead. The image of a pulled weed is as familiar to us as that phrase. For this is how we usually see them.

It was routed out from the soil yesterday and resigned to the refuse of the “green” garbage. Stubbornly it retains the succulence of its root stalk even as it is surrounded by the frightening maws of seed pods, angry that they too have been raked up for disposal. There is beauty in death and dignity. This weed seems to retain hope for revival. Perhaps on the rubbish heap its qualities will nourish another soul.

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.

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