Friday, May 25, 2012

What is a weed?

There isn't anything about painting here nor a profound reason for this post except to share some quotes I found rather interesting. In someways these quotes could be metaphor for experiences in life.

I've been painting mostly blossoms of various plants that we normally think of as beautiful and desirable for our gardens, but here are quotes that caught my attention.

"What is a weed? Any plant that is found in a place it doesn't belong."
~Geoff Reed

 Imagine a rose bush growing in a cornfield!

“What is a weed?  A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Plants we think of as a nuisance in our gardens may have amazing properties that could help us in some way, or something to write about, or perhaps simply view in an interesting way.

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