31st July 2019
An amazing range of colours, not seen as we pass it on the wayside.
Scabious is a member of the Teasel Family.
So very pretty!
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Yet it’s just a weed of the wayside. Till seen up close
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Weeds are often so very pretty.
As I’ve said before, look how strong they are. They don’t need all the loving kindness we lavish on our garden plants. They thrive. They shine. They ARE.
Yep… I’m letting my grass die and will plant natural ground cover and wild flowers/weeds eventually.
You’re lucky you have a garden to do that. I share a courtyard. And no one else bothers. And between the weeds and the snails, I’ve now given up the idea of plants in pots. But the pots are still there, very colourfully invaded by *weeds*. Odd how the snails leave them alone.
Beautiful shots! The one at the bottom is begging to be made into a card with a verse or two on the side. 🙂
I thank you. I have to say, I was pleased with that one.
Very pretty, thanks for the close-up!
My pleasure. I enjoy the share.
A very beautiful weed! ❤
Indeed. We are agreed. 🙂
Agreed, indeed. 🙂
I once watched an opportunistic Sunflower growing at the bottom of a lamp post. One regular passerby watched it with me as it struggled to survive. One day it actually bloomed and we nodded happily. The next day it was gone. We sadly shared the inevitable ending. There’s nothing like seeing nature grab an opportunity to remind us of possibilities. Beautiful photo Crispina that prompted a nice memory. Thank you
Nice memory, Jen. Happy my photo did something so sweet
It really did Crispina. I can still see and feel the moments. The joy and the disappointment. Thank You! 🙂
Love the photo! What a lovely shade 😀
Yea. I was surprised when I zoomed in. I knew these wayside flowers from my child-days; over more recent years their numbers and spread have declined. But these were a wonderful find. And as you say, the colours … wow.
Yes, I love the progression of the colour from outwards in. Almost a mandala of nature, I would say 🙂
There is perfect geometry in nature. It is a wonder to behold.
love a scabious, and their close cousin knautia (how anyone is supposed to tell the difference is beyond me). I have several different types in my garden, from the field scabious to pink to lilac to the burgundy knautia. Lovely to see them covered in bees! 🙂
That would have been good to see. Alas, none visited these while I was passing
Teasels are one of my favourites, and scabious does have a similar look and delicate beauty.
Oh, I’d say scabious are somewhat softer. Though the family resemblance is strong. 🙂
They are yes, but it’s those little lilac petals…
Aren’t they incredible.
It’s been amongst my favourites since I was a child, though become rather rare of late. But when I zoomed in … wow. I hadn’t realied just how beautiful it is
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