Weed or Wild Flower?
Posted on June 10, 2020
We were at the fence chatting to our neighbours the other day when I spotted this pretty white plant. It was growing along the side of the fence on arid soil. And even though I initially thought it was a weed, its beauty very quickly argued the fact. So I picked a few into a bunch and placed them in old glass bottles. By the way, save all your glass jars they make lovely candle pots, jam jars or vases! Anyway, as I placed the flowers into a vase I suddenly realised my own prejudice against this beautiful flower. Prejudice based on the notion that because I had not planted it automatically had become a ‘weed’. This made me more aware my own attitude towards people and situations sometimes.
After some research, I discovered it could possibly be Cows Parsley or Queen Annes lace. It turns out that this ‘weed’ is a beautiful wild flower that is actually quite resilient. It has been able to find ways to survive in a hostile environment and thrive for generations. After that I began noticing the roots and how they work tirelessly to feed the flowers and also survive the strong harsh Scottish Highlands winters. Or the umbrella structure of the flower so much beauty.
Having done that I placed the flowers into the glass jar. I went back to the meadow gathering all the pretty wild flowers I could find! The bees already knew the value in the flowers I called weeds.
In conclusion with everything going on in the world today please try be kind to people. Find the beauty in everything and everyone. We are all wild flowers or weeds to someone. But just let love be your default setting because it is easy to find fault in others than to find the love in them. Are you a wild flower?
Take care of you, Doreen xoxo