Gone to seed

Gone to Seed
Gone to Seed

The beauty of flowers that have gone to seed always delights me. And yet, if you say that a person has ‘gone to seed’ that would be totally uncomplimentary. Perhaps we need to revisit that expression. Perhaps people who are considered to have gone to seed have a similar beauty and we just have to learn to see it. Enjoy today’s Flower a day, my friends.

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4 Responses

  1. If ‘going to seed’ was as lovely and as full of hope for humans as it is for this sweet plant, then the phrase might not have the derogatory connotation that it has. For me, it means another phase in the life cycle has been completed and another about to begin. Every part of nature has a life cycle…of widely varying lengths. I accept that and find it reassuring that there is an inherent continuity. What a lovely way nature has of reminding us all of the truth of it. Thank you, Ellie, for this gentle reminder.

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    1. We learn so much from the world around us, you are right, Janet. I see this stage, even in humans as a time of hope and a bright future, just as we see it in the natural world. A time to embrace life, just as we have in the past, with all the promise that each day holds. Hugs to you, my friend.

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  2. Thanks Ellie. That is lovely. Fluffy white seeds has a beauty all of its own. As does the beauty of older ones. Like you say we just have to look close and find it. Hope you have a nice day today.

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