First, the Weeds

Man is the only critter who feels the need to label things as flowers or weeds. ~Author unknown

I really wanted to get out and take some photos of Spring, but it’s cold.

And windy.

And the flowers and trees are either lagging behind their usual schedule, or we humans are just more anxious than ever. Which would make sense, seeing as how we’re locked inside.

Anyway, perhaps you’ll enjoy these precursors to the season while Mother Nature tries to warm things up and hatch Spring blooms:

Tenacious weeds, growing even in sidewalk cracks!

But a weed is simply a plant that wants to grow where people want something else.  In blaming nature, people mistake the culprit.  Weeds are people’s idea, not nature’s.  ~Author Unknown

Pretty in Purple (but still a weed!)

A weed is but an unloved flower.  ~Ella Wheeler Wilcox, American author and poet

See? This thing’s already blooming, and I’m pretty sure the owner of this field doesn’t want it there.

Criticizing another’s garden doesn’t keep the weeds out of your own.  ~Author Unknown

Is it lichen? Or moss? Or some sort of ground cover?

When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant. ~Author unknown

Everybody’s favorite — the Dandelion.

What is a weed?  A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, American philosopher and poet

This vinelike thing is growing right within the evergreen!

Weed ’em and reap. ~Author unknown

11 thoughts on “First, the Weeds

  1. I’m afraid to go look at my gardens. Well…I’ve sneaked a peak and there is much to do, but it’s soooooo cold out there. And windy. So maybe tomorrow. Or next week. Maybe.

  2. “Weed ’em and reap” made me laugh. I like to think of weeds as accidental gardens — and speaking of that, it sure looks to me as though that’s a young tree poking out of the evergreen. Spunky little thing, whatever it is.

    • You know, it might be a tree, but I thought it was some sort of vine. It’s obviously invasive and wasn’t planted there, and its “tendrils” are spreading all around the evergreen. If somebody doesn’t find a way to chop it down or pull it out, I imagine that poor evergreen will bite the dust — and that would be sad, as it was a nice, tall, healthy-looking tree!

  3. Debbie, hasn’t the weather been so crazy? One day it’s in the 70’s, the next (like today) it’s in the 40’s. As you know, I don’t mind the colder weather, but it’s so up and down right now. Several days ago it was so windy, I thought the windows in my apartment were going to explode because of the extreme force.

    GREAT photos! You know, I know this sounds odd, but I love how it looks when weeds push themselves up through the cracks in the sidewalk. It looks like a piece of art! And it just goes to show you how persistent weeds are. Many weeds (as shown in your photographs) are quite beautiful.

    “A weed is but an unloved flower. ~Ella Wheeler Wilcox, American author and poet” LOVED that!!

    And yes, the dandelion is my favorite. They’ve sprouted very heavily here. I so enjoy walking through the park and seeing a sea of yellow dandelions amongst the green grass.

    Thanks so you for sharing the beauty, my friend. Wishing you a faaaaaabulous weekend! xo

    • It is SNOWING here this morning, Ron!! I know you love snow, but gee, I think Winter has really extended its stay this year. I need to get out and take my usual Spring scenery photos, but no way am I braving the snow to do so!

      Glad you liked my weeds post. Perhaps you like Dandelions so much because they’re such a cheery yellow color — and who doesn’t like it when they go to seed so we can blow the fluff around?!!

      Hang in there, my friend. Here’s to a lovely weekend! xx

  4. Lovely pics! I like to think of my garden as a sort of refugee camp for weeds – they certainly seem to flock there and thrive anyway! Which is more than can be said for any actual flowers I’m ever foolish enough to attempt to grow… 😉

    • I like how the weeds seem to know they’ve found a friend in you! And honestly, some weeds have the prettiest flowers anyway. And not having to go outside and pull them up certainly saves time — see, you can find the positives in any situation!!

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