Ask people what they think a weed is and you could get as many answers as people you ask! To me a weed is something that people do not 'normally' plant and therefore do their best to 'eradicate at every opportunity'. In fact what most of us do to what we perceive as weeds is down right barbarous.
So I set about to showcase just how beautiful these little (and sometimes not so little) plants can be. Yes, some are technically weeds and some are technically wild flowers, but all are not wanted at one point or another, somewhere in the world - even your backyard. I have deliberately made no attempt to identify any of these photos (I do know what most of them are). My sole purpose was to fill each page with the beauty of these plants so that you can see 'Up close and personal' what you probably ignore or destroy on a regular basis. In the end I hope that you will find yourself scanning around you for these and other little pockets of beauty.
SRI LANKA Published June 19, 2008