'But a weed is simply a plant that wants to grow where people want something else. In blaming nature, people mistake the cul- prit. Weeds are people's idea, not nature's.' Author unknown
Started the day with some weeding and got some of these in my potted plants. These are edible and called 'parrot's tongue' in my mother tongue. Apt description, for the leaves are no bigger than a bird's tongue. The idea of taking a picture and posting it later is a thought that stays somewhere in the recesses of my mind. Later scoured the net for an appropriate quote but did not want to include anything that sounded unkind. After all, these were 'weeds' only because they happ- ened to be where only the ornamental should have been.
Glory be to God for dappled things- For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow; For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim; Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches' wings; Landscape plotted and pieced--fold, fallow, and plough; And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim. All things counter, original, spare, strange; Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?) With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim; He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change: Praise him. Gerard Manley Hopkins
The first flowering shrub I planted on our land
Every flower is a soul blooming in Nature.-Gerard De Nerval
Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself? -Henry David Thoreau