Here in the Mountains, where the natural environment is so very important, I am sure many a bushcare worker would like to see this little plant cremated forever. I guess that’s another reason why I like it – for its cheerful naughtiness.
Calliopsis (introduced plant)
Incidentally, I have noticed that nearly every close up I take of flowers has an insect lurking in it somewhere. The environment must be teaming with bugs.
Words to Walk With:
From Kate Llewellyn’s delightful Blue Mountains Journal The Waterlily
"Wednesday 20 November
I am in love with a weed. Its name is calliopsis. All along the train lines miles and miles of the bright yellow flower with frail green foliage waving in the most brilliant display of homecoming. Better I suppose to love a weed than a rogue."