This rambling weed loving gal took a walk afield in search of new roads, new sights and new weeds to offer up fresh inspiration. The other side of the world was calling out to me, promising a new view. What weeds would I find on another continent, in another time zone? I knew the people would speak a different language; would the weeds have a different culture as well? Back home, my world was shrinking, growing grey and foggy, squeezed in by obligations, stress and deadlines. I had the burning need to discover new friends in a very old historic and romantic place…Prague.
I found a place thick with history buried deep – generations of lives and stories weighted down by cobblestones and countless treads of conquerors, invaders and political movements. I found people whose friendship and grace let free the spirit of the individual to fly to new heights of human potential. I found simple gratitude and kindness set against stunning backdrops of Gothic spires and Baroque columns and frescoes.
And in this cultured place, still the weed flourishes. Its foes are the cobblestones and the thickly built buildings standing side by side on narrow streets that barely have room for pedestrians and cars. My search became easier when I traveled out of Old Town, “Staré Město”and even out of New Town, “Nové Město”. I had to venture out of the 13th and 14th centuries and into the 20th to find the weeds vigorously claiming their rightful places. Long live the weeds! “Láska žije plevel!”
The Czech weeds grow in celebration of opportunity and life, with the zest that is perfect for freshly minted dreams to spring out of history. They grow to reach into a sky that is as blue as the one in my home town.
Welcome back dear friends to my Weed Image of the Day. My walk about has brought me home again. The fog before my eyes has now lifted, and once again I can see.
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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