Don’t Tread On Me

Purple Desert Empress with Admirers

Tread lightly in the desert, for all creatures are aware of your hiking boots and your gasoline engine and your tires. I know you are coming before you are here. You scuff and rumble and throw up dirt with enhanced power. But you do not belong here. You will not remain here to bake in the sun and freeze in the night’s cold. You are only a visitor. I am feeling gracious today, so I will share my beauty with you, especially if you are still and tread lightly, and recognize my place in the world above yours. Yes, above…for this is my domain. I am a royal purple desert weed.

Can you spot my admirers?

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 March 1, 2012 at 7:16 pm. It’s filed under Beauty, Desert, Flower, Nature, Photography, Project 365, Weeds and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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