I am a foxtail weed, and I am used to the hot sun, to harsh conditions and dry parched earth. I thrive where others wilt. But today, well, I just want to stay in the shade! I’ve got a thick spider’s web canopy rigged up to diffuse the heat of the sun and I’ve found a cool crevice that I’ll call home for the day. I’ll hunker down, hide, and avoid the triple digit temperatures at least for a few hours.
Should I chance upon a cool evening breeze, I may feel differently. But for now, I am content to avoid desiccation and the the sun’s scorching rays by hiding out in the shade. I’ll peek out every once in a while and see what’s what. But if it’s still too hot, back in I go.
And this weed loving gal, well, she lacked the stamina to go on an extended search for the perfect weed today. The instant she spied the wisdom exhibited by this foxtail in its hole, she recognized the folly of staying outside to continue her search. She wisely scooted back to the shade as well.
There is one truly good thing about heat waves; and that is that they always end. And then the comes the relief! Stay cool, weed friends!
I’ll meet you on the morrow! I shall see you when the dew is fresh and the temperatures have yet to rise.
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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