”  The flower, though loved, fades;

   While weeds, though not loved, thrive.”





“But what attracted me to weeds

was not their beauty, but their resilience.

I mean, despite being so widely despised,

so unloved, killed with every chance we get,

they are so pervasive,

so seemingly invincible.”


Carol Vorvain



“Use the water of encouragement

on someone else’s flowers –

especially the flowers that are wilted,

trampled on, and taken for granted.

But don’t nourish the weeds.”


Hannah Garrison



Photos by Woodland Gnome 2017



“The strongest and most mysterious weeds

often have things to teach us.”


F.T. McKinstry



“When life is not coming up roses
Look to the weeds
and find the beauty

hidden within them.”




About woodlandgnome

Lifelong teacher and gardener.

2 responses to “Invincible

  1. Lovely photos matching the quotes, I like this 🙂

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