Sunday, March 27, 2011

BEAUTY ALL AROUND US

I thought this would be a neat photo essay. These are pictures I took at the property on a walk one day and I found that even weeds can have beautiful color and design.  Be sure and click on each photo to see it enlarged.  Love this pink, but the detail is amazing.


Now these aren't weeds of course, it's a patch of wild Honeysuckle growing near the pond site.  Bright white and yellow flowers (and smells wonderful!)



This was the only pink flower of this type blooming.  Not sure what it is, but it was a neat combination of pink and purple....


This is definitely a weed, but the detail is incredible.  Sure it's a weed, and I guess it should be pulled up and eradicated, but still, isn't it amazing?



Have no idea what this is either but I'm pretty sure it's another weed.  Purple and yellow.  Almost looks like some sort of alien flower....

A patch of pink flowers with yellow centers. Funny how so many of the weed flowers are pink and purple.  I wonder if there is a reason for that?  Maybe to attract bees so that they get carried and spread around?


So, next time you are out and about, walking around, take a look beyond the obvious and you might just be surprised and how beautiful nature can be...

3 comments:

Kelly said...

The second to last photo is thistle, which will dry and it's great for attracting birds!

1st Man said...

You know, now that you say the name, it does seem familiar. Just didn't make the connection. I've seen them dried, just never realized that's what they were. Thanks for the info, that's what I love about everyone sharing on a blog like this!

Robert Duke said...

The pink flower with yellow centers is a Texas Star (Sabatia campestris)