Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

May 28, 2010

Sometimes You Have to Get Down

When was the last time that you really looked at the common dandelion? They are everywhere, and everyone seems to want to erradicate them. Look closely and you can see the complexity of this flower!
Or, what about this little guy? Not overly complex, but pure simplicity! I could not find him in any of my reference books, yet, here he is, growing wild in the middle of my hay field. He almost looks like a pansy, but a lot smaller.

I think that a lot of time we spend too much effort on the "big" things in our lives, and miss the small ones.

All sorts of things are starting to come out of limboPosted by Picasa

4 comments:

Karen said...

You are so right. I wonder how much joy we would experience if we took time for the little thing. Great pics. Don't know that white flower, either.

THE OLD GEEZER said...

Amen!
I never noticed the neighborhood I've lived in for the past 35 years until I retired and started walking around it. It's amazing how much we miss in our fast pace of life. I think we all need to slow down and smell the "dandelions". Unless there's a bee on it!

LibbyLibbyLibbyLibbyLibby said...

Beautiful photography !!! I love taking the time to look at nature around me....absorb it and thank God for it....He's so amazing. !!!

Ruralrose said...

Hi Ian - finally getting around to my e-friends, it has been a long planting time. Love your ode to dandelions. I think your little white one is a viola. I cut the tops off the root and dry them dirty, when dry I rub off the dirt. I crush them to be added to teas and coffee. My husband would not believe what I sneak into our diet. I found a good link about dandelions for you:
http://www.dandeliontea.org/dandelion-tea/many-uses-for-the-humble-dandelion
(hope you know how to cut and paste). Off to read your blog, sorry about the snow am so glad we left Alberta. Hope you are well, peace