But I love the lush greenness of spring. I love the weeds.
If you get down close, they are spectacular. (The picture below was taken from under the tree in the picture above.)
There is this ugly fence all around the front yard. I try to keep it out of my pictures most of the time. See that bush hanging from the wall on the right?
It grows there every year, right out of a crack in the wall.
The flowers are amazing. In 2 months it will look entirely dead, but it will grow back next spring, inshaAllah.
I have been trying to get a good shot of these blue flowers for years, but I have such a hard time convincing my cheap, point-and-shoot camera to focus on them.
One is almost in focus! These flowers are about the size of my little fingernail.
There are so many cool shapes. Look at the little heart shaped seed pods.
Weird and cool.
Some of the flowers are bigger, and it is hard to believe they are wild.
This definitely is a weed, it has vicious thorns on the tip of each point on the leaves, but the pattern is cool.
So I have to be careful of those while I am roaming around trying to get eye level shots of tiny flowers.
I have a horrible time with the yellow and white flowers. They are always over exposed.
So I have to darken the pictures a lot to get any detail in the flower.
And the majority of the flowers are yellow.
I have tried taking the pictures on a cloudy day, but the white still over exposes.
See these big leaves? That's khubaysah. The leaves are cooked and eaten, a spring treat my husband loves. I usually wander around taking pictures while I am picking the leaves.
Umm Farouq mentioned khubaysah in a recent post, so I made a point of getting a picture for her. It grows all around the trunks of the olive trees. It doesn't seem to like growing in the open as much. I wish you could come pick some with me Umm Farouq. There is more than I can use.