Party Hat
Party Hat

It’s a backyard party! The new weeds are sprouting everywhere, in every spot where even a single drop of rain has fallen. With delight and abandon they spring up and burst through the soil with no regard for the proper place or garden etiquette. It doesn’t matter if they’re following the rules. What matters is that they have come to play! What the baby weeds have is exuberance, enthusiasm,  boundless energy and a driving intensity to claim their spot at the party of the rainy season. This delicate baby weed is so delighted that he sports a fringed party hat upon his leaf! How happy and proud he must be that he’s found a place on the path to grow. There is a party going on, and the music playing is sweet tender bubble gum pop, perfect for happy, giddy birthday parties!

When they are brand new, the baby weeds are so tender and sweet. They exist side by side in harmony, like infants who play nicely beside each other, but don’t really pay to much attention to anyone other than themselves. When the baby weeds become toddlers however, like their human counterparts, they will notice that “their” space and “their” sun and “their” water is being shared with their neighbor. And they will not like that. Then the fierceness of thorns and prickles, expanding networks of roots and large leaves on tall stalks to shade out the smaller, weaker weeds will become the beat of the music they all will dance to.

Let us all enjoy the party, shall we? No matter what stage we are at. Have a weederful day!

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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