22 April 2009

on earth day





i love that she calls them dandeflowers, that no one has yet told her they are weeds and therefore not to be exclaimed over.

i wonder how many things i devalue based on their proliferation or because they’ve been categorized as metaphorical weeds. i also wonder if, with a little effort, my eyesight might recover enough to recognize that these bristling dandelions are the precise color of happiness.

11 comments:

Angela said...

beautiful pictures and words. 'cept now i feel guilty for going on dandelion hunts to rid my yard of them.

Kimberly said...

Dandelions and buttercups have always been among my favourite flowers. I just love the colour.

Jenn said...

Well Nic...I think you live with your eyes pretty wide open to the beauty that surrounds. Happy Earth Day to you!

take a bow Jenn

Geeta said...

OMG Nic!

I have so much catching up to do! Look at all these gorgeous photographs! And Switzerland- I'm jealous, jealous!

I love the simplest of flowers...I feel like 'Tinkerbell' gazing at your dandelions.

Will come back to read all about your magnificant trip!

Geeta

CurlyGirlD said...

Nic,

Lovely pictures! And as always, your words are so beautiful. Thanks for reminding us to see the beauty in everything.

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Organizing Mommy said...

Those are NEW thoughts. I still am going to think of them as weeds, but your pictures can make even a pesty weed look lovely.

PamperingBeki said...

I have a post planned very similar to this one, later this week.

My photos will lack a bit compared to yours, but I'm okay with that.

Oh, and my words won't be as great either. Maybe I'll just copy and paste all of this and claim it as my own...

Going off topic now -

I saw something the other day that said cargo pants are very "in" this year and it made me giggle and think of your comment a while back that you were still holding onto 1994.

Annette said...

Your posts are always so beautiful!

Katie said...

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Geeta said...

OMG Nic!

I have so much catching up to do! Look at all these gorgeous photographs! And Switzerland- I'm jealous, jealous!

I love the simplest of flowers...I feel like 'Tinkerbell' gazing at your dandelions.

Will come back to read all about your magnificant trip!

Geeta