May 5, 2014

Tiny tumbleweed
Tiny tumbleweed

This was on the way to the beach.  Isn’t it cute?!

Why are miniature versions of things so endearing?  Is it because babies — for their survival — *must* be endearing?  This nearly looks alive.  It is soft and prickly-looking at the same time.  Will it grow into an adult tumbleweed?

The other day, there was a large one on the highway and it came sideways into the lower part of my car, making me duck instinctively.  I realized that had it come toward my windshield, it could have hung there and obstructed my view — frightening image.

Babies — all innocence.  Adults — the potential for danger.

One thought on “May 5, 2014”

  1. I’ve eaten baby tumbleweeds, actually, during my high school years in southwest Kansas. We lived in the country, and the little things were everywhere. I was an avid reader of Euell Gibbons back then, and it was from him that I learned just how many things growing in my “back yard” of prairie could be eaten. When young, they’re small and green and tender. Good steamed with a bit of lemon, oil or both.

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