One of my favorite things! Hunting for joy, outside!
And today, on my hunt, I ran across this most beautiful flowering weed. Yes, I’m sure it was not planted there purposely. Yet, it produced the most beautiful flowers!
What exactly is a “weed”? According to www.dictionary.com a weed is:
any undesirable or troublesome plant, especially one that grows profusely where it is not wanted:
a valueless plant growing wild, especially one that grows on cultivated ground to the exclusion or injury of the desired crop.
Someone may not want this plant where it is, but I believe it was in a perfect spot for my morning walk, in the beautiful sunlight.
A weed is no more than a flower in disguise,
Which is seen through at once, if love give a man eyes.
James Russell Lowell
A fresh and vigorous weed, always renewed and renewing,
it will cut its wondrous way through rubbish and rubble.
William Jay Smith
I didn’t want to tell the tree or weed what it was. I wanted it to tell me something and through me express its meaning in nature.
Posted for the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Get Outside