One lone lupine stands watch over the neighborhood intersection, eyes on the red stop sign. That bright red sign stands for something and it never wavers, never droops, and does not bow down, even on the windiest of days. The lupine thinks, “What power that red sign must have!”
Lupines are most fond of meadows and fields, parks and expanses of wildland. They like to stretch out, share the space and spread the blue. But this lupine, dear sweet thing, has planted itself on my street, and acts a sentinel to mindfulness and hope. Where one lupine is, more may come.
The faith and endurance of a weed is never in question. A weed always takes a chance. A weed never looks back. A weed always stands proudly. Lupines have been with us for eons. They must be doing something right. How much we can learn from this simple wonder of nature!
We and our weeds are so much more than what we first appear to be. Please come back again for a new “Weed Image of the Day” and let me know which ones you like. Even better, look down at the world that teems with life and meaning. It is right at your feet!