What Is A Weed?

 

What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

I’m so excited for spring! I picked four big stalks of asparagus today when I went down to see the progress on our new garden shed. I love all things growing and glorious – weeds and all!

Until the next time.

In The Studio today April 19, 2012 I created this pen & ink piece.

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2 comments for “What Is A Weed?

  1. Jilldyestudio
    April 20, 2012 at 6:33 am

    WHAT IS IT ABOUT MEN?  
    (Reflections on Peace and Wildflowers – WEEDS! – in Vermont
    by Marguerite Jill Dye, Jenna’s Aunt)
     
    WHAT IS IT ABOUT MEN AND THEIR POWER SAWS?
    When we looked out through walls of glass,
    low limbs and trees shielded us from the world,
    nestled in our private lodge –
    perched upon one mountain
    looking towards the next
     
    But when the men folk of the family
    got hold of a power saw
    that pounded my ear drums
    and shook the woods to its roots,
    creatures fled for their lives
    as branches and trees fell
    and the road appeared in view…
     
    WHAT IS IT ABOUT MEN AND THEIR LAWN MOWERS?
    Long ago Dad answered Mom’s pleas
    by saving a patch of wildflowers for me
    to paint as prolifically as I pleased
    whenever I’d come to stay for a spell.
    Daisies and buttercups,
    chickory and clover in red, white and purple
    enchanted me with their charm …
    Black-eyed Susans welcomed me
    as I wandered through Queen Ann’s lace.
    Indian paint brush inspired me
    as I chose just the right spot
    to sit and paint, dream and write.
    Under the Milky Way at night
    I’d watch for shooting stars
    then make a wish
    that this would never end.
     
    But now Dad isn’t here to save the patch
    or Mom to lobby on my behalf
    and the EVIL LAWN SERVICE with its brutal machine
    has passed this way again and again
    to cut off their heads with the guillotine!
     
    PLEASE STILL THE SAW AND THE LAWN MOWER!
    Answer my plea for peace in the meadow
    so I might paint and dream again
    surrounded by beauty and quietude.

    • April 20, 2012 at 8:27 am

      Jill!

      I love this. Yes, answer my plea for peace in the meadow so that I might paint and dream again.

      I love you beautiful, creative, peaceful soul!

      Jenna

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