“A weed is but an unloved flower…”

The above quote is by Ella Wheeler Wilcox and I tend to agree. Some weeds are more lovable than others though. When I’ve come across a personally likable specimen, I’ve been known to pot it up or just nurture it where it’s rooted… I know I have my preferences for worthy weeds, but either way, I do my share of trying to remedy their unrequited love they offer up so freely by at least taking their portrait once in a while.

Bidens Alba AKA Beggar’s Tick
Dandelion bud
Wild Violet, Wisconsin
Birdseed Sunflower

Thistle, Wyoming
Make a wish!

Posted for Cee’s FOTD


Macro Monday… and FOTD

This gorgeous Passion flower can cover two categories today: Macro Monday and Cee’s FOTD (Flower of the Day)

The “Purple Passion Flower” vine is the host plant for Zebra Longwing and Gulf Fritillary butterflies. In another post I’ll show ZL eggs, caterpillars and their chrysalides. I also have a video of pupation which I’ll attempt to post. Love these exquisite blooms! 💜

Lens-Artists Challenge #167: Colors of Autumn

Living in northern Florida, we don’t get as much color change in Autumn as North Carolina where I’m moving in less than a year. My photos for this challenge next year should be magnificent. Can’t wait! It’s early here for much show yet but we do have color changes and of course, plenty of opportunities to watch the leaves fall – which I did this afternoon – but without my camera. My Colors of Autumn photos are just that – colors – but not necessarily 🍂🍁🍂… I always welcome Autumn with much reverence for Mother Nature. 🧡💛🤎

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