The other week I was looking at all the beautiful flowers, bushes and lawns in my neighborhood. Everything has come to life in the gorgeous Spring weather. As I took my morning walks, I had to chuckle because I am terrible at growing things. Now I probably could learn to grow stuff, but I guess I would rather grow things in my imagination and turn them into wool and fabric projects. :)
As I walked, I got to thinking about weeds. Yep, weeds. I thought about how weeds don't need any special attention.
They can grow and thrive just about anywhere and just as happy living in a sand pit, crack in the sidewalk, or the pristine lawn.
I began to wonder about the person(s) who determined that weeds weren't "wanted or pretty?" It wasn't a lady bug. Ladybugs seem to like the weeds.
Who was it that said, "You don't belong and you should leave?"
Then I thought about all the money people spend on weed killer to rid themselves of the hideous weeds that don't belong.
David spends hours and hours pulling weeds from the lawn. Why?
Clover feeds the honey bees who give us the most wonderful clover honey and bunnies think it's super tasty too. Not to mention, finding a clover with four leaves is lucky! :)
This weed has little hearts for its leaves.
Is this really ugly? To me and bunches of little children who feel the same, it is beautiful and should be picked and put in a vase.
I guess I just find beauty in unwanted things like stray animals, old houses, strange people and yes, even weeds.
I tend to look at things with an artist's eye. This weed would make a beautiful Folk Art Fusion piece. Look at those points!
This leaf is simply stunning. I've seen plastic stuff like this that people put in their fish tanks!
Who can resist the beautiful combination of purple and green?
To me this weed looks like a bunch of lanterns in a fairy world.
The texture and color of this weed is so cool.
I must introduce my new friend. This is Sophia Car-di-nal. I found her on my morning walk yesterday. She was in a car accident and was just sitting on the sidewalk. I sat down on the sidewalk and after a bit of chat I told her I would come back and get her if she hadn't flown away. She was still there 30 minutes later. There was no blood, her beak looks ok and she spread her wings. I think her insides are just hurting. I made her a condo in the bunnies to go box, got seed from my neighbor and gave her fresh water. She's on my back porch so she can hear the other birds. I'm not sure if she'll make it, but at least she's safe from predators and naughty neighborhood children. I'm keeping bunny ears crossed she'll soon be able to fly back to her family.
Have a very hoppy Friday and may you find beauty in all your weeds.
Michelle and the bunnies