Where I was born marigolds are like weeds.
Hence the name french marigolds.
They would grow in the shallow cracks of river beds near
where my Aunt and Uncle lived.
We would walk by them on our way into town.
When I was young I never much paid attention to them.
It wasn't until I was older that I realized people planted these
and was awoken to the image in my mind and the memory of that pungent smell.
The colors of Provence are vibrant but often with a hint of antiquity.
A warm worn look that says I've been here awhile....
and I'm here to stay.
Here in the US we have equally beautiful weeds.
Queen Anne's Lace
I admire them everytime I drive down our sideroad when I come to work.
Usually by now this area is weed whipped but since a fence had been put up it seemed
George had forgotten about it.
They had a chance to grow.
I had hoped to photograph the Chicory (Cichorium intybus) that was flowering....
but I was there too late.
( this image is from the web)
read more about flowering weeds
Can you tell what this is???
while playing around I really liked the colors and though I rarely show the
crazy stuff I come up with I thought I would this one time.
It reminds me of a tapestry.
Anyways this is what it really is.... a train.
Yes we are near the tracks.
On the wrong side.
But, you knew that one already:)))
It's loud at time but you get used to it.
Last yr Amtrak worked on them extensively and everytime a train would pass they would
blow their whistle..choo choo!
but very longggggg choo choo's
It resounded all thru the town....the towns people were not too happy
but they had to do it. I had one lady say to me in a huff.
"We just moved here and it's going to lower our property value"
I just laughed.
What could I say?
Yes maybe you should move!
but I didn't.
The train doesn't bother me at all.
In fact, the kids love to see it go by.
Fathers put their kids on their shoulders so they can get a better look.
The black eyed susans amongst the weeds to me just are the best!
The very best part is I can enjoy them just doing there thing without tending to them.
If you want to be mesmerized by more Queen Anne's Lace
go and visit Erin's
You'll be happy you did!!!!!!!