WeedImageoftheDay

Posing In The Cold


Composed

Composed

Here we have a bouquet of Picris Echiodes, rye grass and a beautiful soft leaved, yellow flowered weed that I adore, but have failed to identify; and they are all posing for me in the cold. These weeds present themselves with grace in their different forms. One, soft leaved like a lamb’s ear plant, but with a proud spire that boasts of views the other will never not attain. Two, the rye grass that grows so easily and demands very little as it covers hillsides in the winter, reminds us of Spring as it stays green with only a bit of rainfall, and announces Summer’s approach by taking on the brown cast of straw when the days lengthen and heat up. And the third weed, Picris echiodes (or Bristly Ox Tongue) is a hold out from the previous summer displays its tenacity and ferocity, with a coquettish tilt of its dried, still thorny stems.

Together they make a lovely presentation and remind me of two important lessons. Always put your best face on before meeting the day, and be happy in the form that was given to you. Thank you weeds!

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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This entry was published on January 23, 2013 at 7:56 pm. It’s filed under Beauty, Bristly Ox Tongue, Friendship, frost, ice, Leaves, Nature, Photography, Picris echiodes, Project 365, Rye Grass, winter and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “Posing In The Cold

  1. Hi. I could learn from the lesson of putting your best face on. Over the years, I have become lazy, but I will remember your weeds and do better!!!! Jane

  2. weedimageoftheday on said:

    Thank you Jane. I laugh a little when I picture you thinking of weeds as you apply lipstick. Perhaps just a smile is all that’s needed to transform a face. I’m thinking you probably do that a lot already!

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