I try to keep up with the weeds growing between the slate on the back porch. I know they’re making soil of the old cement that keeps each slate in its place.
But the Black-eyed Susan seemed to grow inches each day, I didn’t have the heart to pluck it out.
Every since I saw the bud a few days ago, I’ve been waiting for it to bloom, thinking it was a bit of a miracle. I know those Black-eyed Susan’s seem to be able to grow almost anywhere, but this one was at even more of a disadvantage, since its being a post and never gets any direct sunlight and it’s in a place where, dogs, cats, chickens and humans are likely to step on it.
But none of us did and when I saw the flower this morning, I noticed that Minnie seemed as interesting in it as I was.
Who knows, maybe she’s been waiting for it to bloom too.
6 thoughts on “Minnie And The Black-eyed Susan”
Minnie looks like she’s “stopping to smell the roses”. Only in this case, a Black-eyed Susan. The real star of the photo however, is the flower. I love plants that grow in unexpected places, like trees on rocky cliffs and flowers in cement cracks. It’s like they’re saying ‘this is where I choose to be, so don’t mess with me.’
I feel exactly the same Barbara! They are like natures heroes, living how and where they choose!
What an absolutely sweet capture. I’ve been a bit under the weather the last two days, so this just made my day.
Oh so glad it helped you feel better Barbara. Take good care of yourself.
How delightful to see Minnie enjoying the Black-eyed Susan! That is our MD state flower! Before I retired, I taught art in a school near Pimlico Racetrack where the Preakness stakes is held ( 2nd leg of the triple crown). For a number of years the schools in the area participated in an art contest based on the race. Since it is such a big deal in our area, they had some suggested ideas for items to be included in the pictures, 1 of which was-you guessed it- the Black-eyed Susan! Many of my kids had never seen one, so I went & bought a silky from the craft store to add to my props for them. That was a big help & we had winners every year! By the way, I have always brought cut flowers into my house & shared the “pretties” with my dachsies!
Ah, the Black Eyed Susan is a winner. I bet everyone of those kids in your class who drew them never forgot them. it’s a great introduction for them. Sounds like you were a great teacher Heidi!