Sunday, May 28, 2006

The Small Things

Birdseye Speedwell, Veronica persica.
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"A flowering weed;
Hearing its name,
I looked anew at it."
~ Teiji
It's cool in the back yard and near the fence mixed with the wild Spanish strawberries a little blue flower is growing wild. It's petals are closed in the early morning dampness, almost too small to notice.

As the sun warms the air, the small sky blue flower with dark stripes and white center, slowly opens. The name Birdseye Speedwell, how charming. Only a weed? No, these delicate blooms again remind me how much beauty is found in the often overlooked small things of life.

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