Saturday, October 03, 2009
For this week's Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot #57: Weeds., Carly wants to see weeds. Well, I am very anti-weed at the moment, especially in the horticulture of Tucson.
There are several reasons for this. First of all, I'm just not a flower fan. Sorry. Second, contributing heavily to that first reason is the fact that I'm allergic to most flowers and grasses. On the day I took these pictures, I was about a little over halfway through an allergy attack that lasted about 24 hours. So I tend to resent the plants that are likely to contribute to my suffering.
The third reason is that very few weeds on the desert floor are especially pretty. The desert can be beautiful, but the little patches of desert scrub one finds in the city don't measure up to that standard. It's all sage and creosote and buffelgrass, and a few pale flowers overwhelmed by their own stems.
Nah. I don't like weeds.
My RR entry is coming. The Weekend Assignment will have to wait for later this morning.