Weeds or Wildflowers

So, what would you call these?

Wildflowers or weeds?

It’s all about perspective, isn’t it?

In my yard and garden, these flowers would be considered weeds, and I would do everything in my power to eradicate them.

But on my walking trail, I’m enjoying the unexpected beauty of the wildflowers.

Life is how we perceive it.
Sometimes we are blessed with the unexpected. Just like this lone mushroom throughout all the acres of trail that I walked.

Sometimes we need to narrow our focus, to cut the clutter and chatter of rhetoric, to understand the truth, to enjoy the true beauty around us and in others.

 From a distance, this is a pretty woodland picture. A creek meanders in the background amid trunks of trees and tufts of vegetation and grass.
 A closer look shows a tangle of crazy vines.
 The tangle of vines make way for piles of flowers nestled next to the dead grasses of the previous season.
Only to reveal the beauty of a wild blackberries.
Other times we are so focused within that we forget there is more to life than the inner ego. The world doesn’t revolve around an individual, and the world will still revolve when we are gone. 

 It doesn't take much to find a minuscule piece of joy and happiness, as in these teeny, tiny little flowers.  Slowly opening our eyes to the wonders that we can enjoy if we but actually take the time to see.

Life is all about perspective. Sometimes we need to change our perspective to see the whole picture.

Something to think about.

Later, Peeps!

*these pictures were taken with my Samsung phone Wednesday, April 17, 2013.


Meg said...

Beautiful pictures! I consider them wildflowers. Mowing yesterday was hard as I treid to keep enough to reseed.
You're right about perspective.

Margaret Golla said...

Thanks, Meg. Part of the reason I posted this right after I took the picture IS because the city is starting to mow all the green around the expressways. :-)

I tend to dwell within myself too much, so when I look at the bigger picture I usually see a whole different side of things.