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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Common Roadside Chicory


One Woman's Weed Is Another Woman's Wildflower
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40 comments:

Carver said...

Beautiful flowers and I love the caption, one woman's weed is another woman's wildflower. I can the plants in my garden that the birds kindly planted, volunteers.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful quote and lovley images. I love the color of the roadside chicory, it is pretty.

Rose said...

Very, very beautiful. I always love this effect that you use.

Tammie Lee said...

gorgeous macros of this beauty

Carolyn Ford said...

How beautiful...the lavender is stunning as is the focus on these. I love the background color with the lavender and green. These are excellent captures, Carletta! It's funny...I am going to go outside and pull out "old flowers" because they now look like weeds. HA! (true story)

Denise said...

Gorgeous! Thanks Carletta, delightful photos of this very beautiful lavender flower. Thanks also for the welcome home and identifying a couple of my flowers :) Have a great week.
An English Girl Rambles

Regina said...

Splendid beauty and lovely mosaic.

Happy new week ahead Carletta.

Regina

Luna Miranda said...

stunning photos! i love this color.

Frank said...

What a lovely flower. In particular, I like the collage at the top...

chubskulit said...

Beautiful weed indeed!

Lovely blooms!

Moon Flower

JunieRose2005 said...

Carletta,

Love this !

Also agree with what you wrote! :)


Junie

eden said...

So beautiful. Love all your images.

BJ Roan said...

Some of the most beautiful weeds I've seen. ;)

Dharma Shots said...

Ah, I love that words...And great photos indeed.

guild-rez said...

What is a weed? A plant out of place!!
Great pictures, Thank you for sharing.

msdewberry said...

It doesn't look like any kind of a weed when you see it in your photos! It looks like a beautiful flower!!
Thanks again for coming to visit my blog and your comments!! Keep coming back!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I was thinking that that blue is just perfect . Now I see by the comments that it is really lavendar -- I've never been sure what color that was exactly.

I also wouldn't have recognized the plant -- now I will look for chicory -- it is beautiful. Wildflower for sure, I think!

AL said...

When it comes to flowers there are no weeds nor special because we treat them all equally and they are all lovely to the eyes!

Bonnie Bonsai said...

They have a variety that is edible and have medicinal properties.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

In all my 60 plus years I don't think I've ever seen a chicory blossom...this was a special treat.

AN OLD RUSTED LANTERN is my macro shot today. I hope you can find time to stop by for a visit. Have a great Monday.

judi said...

great caption, it's how I feel about my grand kids!

Jay said...

It may be common, but it's delicately pretty and you captured it well!

Tricia said...

Incredibly beautiful, Carletta! WoW! I love these shots... You really captured them beautifully!!!

Tanya said...

This is stunning Carletta! What a beautiful series of shots.

Maaike said...

wow beautiful shots!

JJ said...

Love the flowers, love the blue, love the display.
Great!
JJ

Quilly said...

Pretty weed indeed!

Jientje said...

I've seen this weed in Provence when we were on holiday there. I had no idea what it was called. Love your photos, you are getting quite good at macro photography!

Judy said...

Chicory is one of my favourite models! I love the colour! Have you tried bringing in a flower to place beside the computer, to brighten your day? They only last the one day.

George said...

You've taken a common plant and turned it into a thing of beauty. The mosaic and single photo are wonderful. I really like the color.

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

It may be common, but it is still lovely nonetheless.

Tes said...

Magnificent macro, Carletta! Love it's color. You've put a spotlight on the ordinary -amazing! :) Love it.

EG Wow said...

Yes, I so agree with the quote. Chicory is beautiful!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Carletta: You did a wonderful job of capture the simple roadside weed.

Neal said...

Absolutely gorgeous...I don't know what else to say.

Evelyn said...

Lovely, really really lovely!

Gattina said...

Very beautiful, I like the saying too !

Ann said...

Is it a herb that can be made into a tea?

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Chicory has been my favorite wildflower since I was just a small child. Your post is lovely!

I think I read somewhere that chicory was brewed as a coffee substitute. I'm not sure where I read that.

Singapore plants lover said...

Very lovely purple flowers.

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