Saturday, June 04, 2011
Ruminatin' - On Wildflowers
I picked the pictured bouquet in my yard the other day as the goats browsed. This year the arrowleaf balsamroot has been everywhere. It's a gorgeous wildflower - it is considered an invasive weed here in Montana but I think it's beautiful. Especially when it covers the side of a mountain. All of that bright yellow is, to me, the sign that Spring is on its way. I also picked another wildflower/weed. I don't know this one's name but the deep purple complimented the bright yellow of the balsamroot.
I love how wildflowers - I refuse to call them weeds - just grow wherever. Their seeds may have been blown in the wind or they might have found their way through the digestive system of a bird. But those seeds take root, grow, bloom and bring a rich color to their little corner of the world. They are going to strut their stuff whether the rest of the plants in the forest consider them a weed and therefore not worthy of notice.
We could learn a lot from wildflowers.
So I say just blossom where you are planted and to heck what the other plants say.
Too bad if you are not a perfect rose. Or a gilded lilly
Take glory in being a wildflower.
Weed out those feelings and grow strong.