Tuesday, April 13, 2010

(Day 103) Simplicity (?)

I still have to look through the flower beds and the wilder areas of our land in search of flowers. The tulips aren't quite ready and irises and other perennials are going all out towards meeting their bloom time deadlines. I know where there are wildflowers but they too aren't ready for showtime yet.

But there under the bottom step of the deck amongst the grass was a simple dandelion, at least I thought it was a dandelion and I thought it was simple, until I downloaded it and looked at it on the computer screen. Now I've never seen a dandelion that looks like this one! And I'm not even sure anymore if it is a dandelion. Looking at it closely reminded me of what we were told long ago: "... why do you worry about clothes? See how the dandelions of the field grow. They do not labour or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendour was dressed like one of these."

Simple flower, simple words, profound message. (the text referenced lilies but I think works equally well for dandelions)

(60mm  f5.6  1/30 sec  ISO200)

15 comments:

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

That is spectacular! A simple, walked over weed given a glamor shot!

Katherine said...

What a splendid specimen it is! Just lovely!

Rick said...

@The Lucy and Dick Show - it's amazing - the beauty in a simple 'weed'. Thanks for stopping by.

Rick said...

@Katherine - thank you - I've never seen a centre like this one has.

darlin said...

Rick are you sure that's a dandelion? If they are that pretty I'm just going to leave them alone this year! lol

Very profound words, awesome, but profound.

Rick said...

@darlin - I assumed it was; growing like a weed under the steps. Wasn't till I looked at it on the PC that I started to question what it was - still not really sure, but I know I didn't plant it!

Those aren't my profound words (I'm sure you know) - there's more to the story in Matthew 5.

Katherine said...

Yes Rick..the centre is phenomenal!

Photog Ave said...

Very pretty picture, and a great find.

I've been doing research, for like past hour, to find out what your mystery 'weed' is. I think it is a type of Coltsfoot. Look up images on Google and see what you think.

['รด ] Avery

Kyria said...

That is a great shot! Love the color! I'm not sure if that's a dandilion though.

Chad said...

Great picture,makes me feel the need for a macro lens.Very nice quote,some of the simpler things are the most beautiful.

S. Etole said...

looks like you found gold whatever other name it goes by ...

Rick said...

@Avery - great detective work Avery! I've looked at a few photos on google and it looks like coltsfoot - in the early stages of flowering. I'll check tomorrow whether I can find any leaves to compare to. Good job!

Rick said...

@Kyria - from 10 feet away it sure looked like it :) But I think Avery solved the mystery. Thanks.

Rick said...

@Chad - thank you. My 60mm macro is one of my 3 favourite lenses. Really lets you get a close up view of 'simple' things so you can see the complexity.

Rick said...

@S. Etole - yes, I might never have noticed it 'cept I've been trying to 'see' better! :)