backyard spring…

weeds, et cetera


What then is a weed?  According to Wikipedia it’s a ‘plant considered undesirable in a particular situation. “a plant in the wrong place”‘


Except in my backyard where weeds, mushrooms (fungi) and some kind of strange grass seem to thrive.  Perhaps because my backyard has become a rather large compost bin, where oak leaves, dead oak twigs and various and sundry other, once living, things disappear back into the soil.  What’s it called…


… decomposition and decay and out of it can come intriguing communities of fungi…like these tiny mushrooms.

all the above happening in my backyard…today…weeds, et cetera!


“What is a weed?  A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.”

 –Ralph Waldo Emerson

3 thoughts on “backyard spring…

  1. I like most weeds – they are green and blend in well in our (what I laughingly call) lawn. As long as it doesn’t cause a rash, sport thorns, or choke out what I planted on purpose, I will let it be. Our yard is currently covered with those teeny, tiny flowers.


    • Hey there SJQ…I rather like weeds too and I don’t like herbicides (which my lawn man suggests). I don’t believe plants sprang forth in domesticated glory…so tend to treat leniently those that still “walk on the wild side” 😀 😀 😀


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