Saturday, October 03, 2009

EMPS: In the Weeds

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.



Jama said...

The weeds does add colors to beautiful the bare desert, so beautiful! too bad you're allergic to them, better stay far far away from them.

Carly said...

Hi Karen

The yellow is so pretty against the dark background. Nice.


Suzanne R said...

Pretty desert weeds -- it was brave of you to go take shots of them since you are so allergic. I have good luck with my cat allergies with Zyrtec. Just a suggestion. Nice job!

Liz said...

I really love the last photograph and the way the piece of dead brush wood (?) leads the eye into the picture.
The tough little weed that survives to flower alongside this symbol of death makes this photograph very memorable.