Disclaimer: Yes, it's my Saturday Centus. Yes, I know it doesn't appear to have anything to do with the prompt this week. Read on, and you'll understand why.
Pretty, isn't it?
Well, one might think so, but actually, it's Dyers Woad, an invasive weed species otherwise known as Isatis tinctoria. It has a tap root that goes down some five feet into the soil, choking out native grasses and other plants that might try to take hold. While harvested in some places in the world to make indigo dye, it's a nuisance plant that's taken over in N. Utah. We have spent days yanking it out by the roots on our property, and we've just barely started to make a small dent.
How about this little beauty with the big elephant ear leaves? I admit it's kind of pretty and makes the hillsides around our home look rather lush.
So, what's the point of all this? Well, it's Saturday Centus time again, and this week Mrs. Jenny gave us a better view of the infamous bigger picture, revealing that what many of us judged to be a grown woman dressed a particular way was, in fact, a small girl dolled up for her kindergarten graduation. It just proves once again that we often miss the bigger picture. We make judgments about things we think are good that turn out to be bad and visa versa.
Moral of the story: withhold judgment until you know the facts. Otherwise, you may end up with a field full of nasty stickers!
Now get yourself over to Mrs. Jenny's and see what the other Centusians have to say about the rest of the picture.