Oh how precious are the gifts of nature, the beauties, the sights and sounds and smells that soothe souls and cool tempers, the sweeping vistas and close up views that inspire flights of fancy and insight. And, how precious are the creatures of nature, the plants and animals, the young and old, the children. We are gifted with moments of beauty that are at both everlasting and fleeting. They ask for careful handling and appreciation as they take out breath away. Nature’s overlooked heroes, my weeds, do seem to be everywhere and yet even if you focus on one single plant, the weed reinvents itself every day, changing from dawn to dusk to become a different beast. Weeds, like children, grow and change and evolve every day, leaping mercurially between moods and interests until one day they are transformed into a human being that stands on its own. And if you find yourself not paying attention as the beauty unfolds, you may have missed it – all for risking a glance away. Watch and wish, and when you are ready, breathe deep and blow to give the dandelion seeds their flight!
Thank you, nature, for your gifts. I stand reminded to handle them with care.
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.