WEEDS???? (12 MACROS)

Yes, weeds. I went over to the horse pasture a few days ago to check out my prospects. Instead of looking for horse manure, I ended up going back home, getting my camera, and took pictures of these gorgeous weeds in that same pasture. And because I don’t know what they are called (goes along with me not knowing most of the flowers’ names I photograph … smile), I thought I would have some fun and make up names as I was editing.

It was more challenging then I thought it would be. By the time I was finished, I was about cross-eyed and brain fried. I thought this was going to be fun, but in the end, I really had to THINK about giving these beauties names that suited them. Now, if any of you can come up with better names, let me know. I have these weeds numbered, so as you go down to see each one, check out the number assigned to that weed, and if you have a better name, let us know! OK? Now let’s see those um, yes, weeds!

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1.  Demure

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2. Let’s Play

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3. Bridal Bouqet

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4.  Fringe Queen

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5.  Trout

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6.  Smiley Face

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7.  Spiky Groovin’

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8.  Rebel

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9.  Sparkler

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10.  Fringe Swirl

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11. Donut

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12.  Fluff

12Photography/”WEEDS???” 2014©AmyRose

88 thoughts on “WEEDS???? (12 MACROS)

    1. Thank you, Phyl. IF you have done any kind of fly fishing, trout you will come to know, have PhD’s, hiding in ways that blow your mind. The one that I named Trout is exactly what trout do. Hide. Have a wonderful day!!! (((HUGS))) Amy

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  1. Sorry that I’m not so unattached as Mr. Keegan, but Virgos sometimes just have to have clarity:
    #5 & 6 = Touch-me-not or Jewel weed. antidote to poison ivy
    # 7 = teasel – their spiky seed heads, when dried, were used for teasing wool.

    #8 = bull thistle
    #11 & 12 = sow thistle or wild lettuce

    #4 & 10 ferrel bachelor buttons???? (scary)

    i may come back with more.

    : )

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    1. Wow! NICE!!! So on number 7 I wasn’t too far off. I said “Spiky Groovin” if I am not mistaken. Your knowledge is incredible. I don’t even know the names of the flowers I photograph, much less “weeds”. I can relate to Mr. Keegan yet, what I have learned IF we don’t have structure we tend to become lost. I walk a fine line sometimes. Walking outside of the box, yet maintaining enough structure for my life to exist. (smile) Great comment by the way. You have me thinking now. (((HUGS))) Amy

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      1. Ha! You raise a great point ~ once one has mastered the art of bi-location, one can be both outside of the box and inside at the same time! I sense another metaphorical blog post on the horizon…

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      2. LOL So glad I could assist you to be inspired. Bi-locating I do know I do, and it has become so norm for me, it is just a way of life. I see from two sides from two different realities. I tend to scare most people, because I do “see”. I have to step back and laugh, because those people are so caught up in their own web of illusion not even knowing it. Hey, so am I to an extent. We all are. Baby step by baby step we crawl out of the hole. (smile) Great conversations today with you!!! Awesome!!! ((HUGS))) Amy

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  2. pfft.. Weeds… As Doug Larson once said, “A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows.”

    Personally, I have always believed: “But a weed is simply a plant that wants to grow where people want something else. In blaming nature, people mistake the culprit. Weeds are people’s idea, not nature’s.”

    Great to see you captured clover in all its glory.

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    1. LOL Clover, that’s right! I know that one! I have it all over our backyard. There are a lot of ideas that people make up, just to define something. My outlook on life is to see beauty, no matter the “name” attached to it. Thank you for the awesome comment!!! May your day be a good one!!! Love, Amy

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  3. Great shots and great names. Only one where my imagination took over was #12, which I couldn’t help but see as a little old lady’s “Whitehead” — which would then of course turn #11 into a “Balding Whitehead.” 🙂

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  4. Beautiful! I believe your orange flower is called a “popit”- if it had little green pods that hung down on it. If you pinch the pods, the seeds spring out! Apparently, the pop-it is GREAT for use on poison ivy. I found that out yesterday on my macro adventure. Sometimes weeds make the best models!!!

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    1. Someone else said it is the antidote to poison ivy. What wonderful information! And handy to know as I am walking through tall wilderness. LOL I never know when I would run across poison ivy!! Have a great day!!! Love, Amy

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  5. Nice photos.
    All of your works are clear and sharp.
    I know some real name of these flowers, but the name you named are excellent.
    Thank you for your sharing this post.
    Love.
    —Chun

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    1. LOL When hubs gets on that riding tractor, he is a wild man. No stopping for weeds for him! Thank you, Dan, for liking my names I gave these pretties. Hope you are having a good day! Love, Amy

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  6. 1 looks like red clover which is an amazing blood cleanser, useful in cancer, chest infections, etc. 3 is white clover…still good for you, but not as strong as the red clover. 7 looks like thistle and the natives pulled off the fruit part and use it for chewing gum. Cute names and pictures!

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    1. Thank you, Katelon, for all this information. I actually take Bragg vinegar and one lemon in water every day for a blood cleanser, and yes it works. Good to know about clover seeing we have so much of it here. Do you use the flower or roots? Love, Amy

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      1. The flowers only. I went on an herb walk with a Medicine man and he had had a brain tumor. He used red clover and yellow dock and it dissolve completely. I have used those two plus hypericum seeds for lung iinfections in the past.

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      2. Wow. Now that is powerful. Red clover. Did he eat them raw? And yellow dock …. I don’t think we have that here. Herbs are so powerful …. let’s face it, plants period are powerful. I have eaten some of my Roses petals raw and though I didn’t see any change, I just felt good. (smile) These were petals with no insecticide. xx Amy

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  7. Amy, pictures and names are awesome! The only thing that I do not understand why people name this kind of Beauty – WEEDS. Personally, I prefer the name Field Flowers for them. For me they look like women with no make up, with their freedom and natural Beauty! Don’t they?

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    1. I agree, Alexander!!! My hubs prefers me without makeup, and your analogy of comparing a woman without makeup to the field flowers is wonderful! I am like they …. wild and free. (((HUGS))) Amy

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      1. Actually, I do listen to hubs and really don’t wear a lot of makeup. We went out last evening to listen to his brother’s jazz band and I only wore lip gloss. Yes, I am tan so I have color in my face, so in the winter I do wear a bit more to give me a “healthy” look. Being who I am, liking color, I tend to overdo on the makeup so with hubs’ help, I really am learning to put only a little bit on. Yep, men do come in handy sometimes. LOL (((HUGS))) Amy

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    1. Thank you, Lor. I am going to call them from now on field flowers, courtesy of Alexander who coined them that. I big thank you to him for saying what he did today. Field flowers. I LOVE that. Love, Amy

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  8. Amy, red clover is used as a tea. As a rule of thumb, leaves and flowers of plants are used in an infusion..heating water, turning off the heat, then letting the herb’s qualities be infused into the water. Yellow dock is a root, a yellowish root. It is boiled in water to be used. The plant part of it sticks up about 3 feet or so with dried flowers along it’s stalk.

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