13 July, 2009

Random Vacation Photo: Weeds

Prickly Pear and Sinagua ruins at Montezuma's Well

Barrel Cactus at Tuzigoot

My ex-step aunt moved to the Seattle area for a few years. One day, the neighbor found her busily digging up ferns in the vacant lot near their houses. "What are you doing?" he asked.

"I'm going to line the driveway with ferns."

"But- but those are weeds."

My aunt burst out laughing. "In Arizona, those are worth a lot of money. Let me show you something." She led him over to his bay window and pointed to the shelves full of lovingly-cultivated cacti, which he'd spent a small fortune on. "Where I come from, those are weeds."

All a matter of perspective, innit?