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 related to plants.

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

This definition would mean a weed might be a rose bush if it is growing in a cornfield!





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

This definition would mean those 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. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taraxacum

My mind rather enjoys this kind of thought; in someways the above could be a metaphor for experiences in life.

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