Monday, May 25, 2015

Wait One Day

This weed-like, invasive creature
had full run of the garden
when we first moved into our house.

I have tried to contain it to one,
small but generous section of my flower beds...

Each Spring it outruns my fingers and shovel,
skipping along the top of the soil, 
racing ahead of me
to wherever it wants.

In just one day
I discover it in a variety of new places

In just one day
it sends out roots for hundreds more

In just one day
it's a lime-green tight-budded rocket

In one more day
it bursts into a flaming yellow geodesic dome

In one more day
it relaxes into a lemon-yellow haze.

And on that day
I have no idea why I ever wanted to pull it out.


  1. Bonjour chère amie,

    Il est vrai que ces mauvaises herbes sont envahissantes... et cependant vos photos sont si belles !

    ❀ Gros bisous ❀

  2. Indeed, it's an invasive weed, but also beautiful in its own way. Especially on a dull day the sunny yellow colour is a delight. On your photos they even look better than ever.

  3. Hi Rosemary,
    Despite the weeds is his beautiful plants.
    The color and sharpness are perfect.
    Best regards, Irma

  4. Dear rosemary, What is a weed and what is a garden plant? Some weeds are just beautiful! Enjoy it now that it is flowering. Your photo's are stunning. Groetjes,

  5. One man's weed is another man's flower :)
    Beautiful photos!
    Connie :)

  6. Het is soms overgave dat in genieten over gaat.

  7. Fortunately Rosemary I have no this weed in my garden.

  8. Rosemary,
    This weed is lovely.
    You did, as usual, fantastic pictures.

  9. Seductive little euphorbia. Who would want to be without that cheery yellow color? Fantastic pictures!

  10. Rosemary awesome!
    The color and sharpness beautiful course these photos very atmospheric.
    You text size there's a very beautiful whole.

    Kind regards, Helma

  11. Fantastic colors! so juicy and fresh!

    xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :)


Thank you so much for your kind words :)