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Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Summer in Belgium - PART 7

I have said this before and will say it again. A weed is simply a plant that is growing where someone does not want it to grow. Lots of plants that are considered weeds are also plants that people do not consider useful, commercially exploitable or "beautiful" enough to grow simply for the aesthetic value.
And yet all plants have their own beauty if you only take the time too look at them since many seemingly uninteresting or "boring" plants are actually quite beautiful in their own right. They just happen to be too small or only bloom and reveal their uniqueness if allowed to flourish and flower.

 No this is not a some deep metaphysical metaphor for anything about people although I guess it could be taken that way.
 But look at this "weed garden" full of some sort of dandelions. These are quite different than the dandelions I think most of us are familiar with not only in terms of the size of the plants but the size and structure of the seed heads. They look like balls of cotton fluff.

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