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05/16/2004 John Beck

Garlic-Mustard (a.k.a. Sylvan Woodland)

Lake Kegonsa State Park, WI

When my friends and family convinced me that I should exhibit my photos, (I shouldn't have listened to them), I took this shot and really liked it. Today, it embarasses me. The problem is it's pretty enough, but the fact remains that the "grasses" are really garlic-mustard, a noxious weed that has a short lifespan then turn an unsightly brown and spread their seeds. Even the deer don't enter this area.

I thought I had gotten rid of this image but like the weed it depicts, it seems to thrive in spite of attempts to eradicate it. I'm posting this more as a reminder to myself.

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Cindi Smith11-Feb-2008 00:36
This is soooo cool! you gotta frame it!!!!!!!
Milos Markovic11-Feb-2008 00:09
I would never judge the photo on the first site.
Since this one has passed the time trial it is obvious that its qualities are more significant than Your memory of the "noxious weed"
Beautiful shot, John.
Guest 10-Feb-2008 23:12
This is....hmmm...GEEZ John it's beautiful!!!! I love the soft tint on the trees.
Nicki Thurgar10-Feb-2008 20:32
I think it's great - makes me long for the new green spring growth!
Guest 10-Feb-2008 19:36
With-out the story-line it looks like green in all it's beauty, I still love it..v
Johnny JAG10-Feb-2008 19:25
I like this a lot. I guess you caught it at just the right time.
craig wilson10-Feb-2008 18:46
Great shot John.I'd keep it around for a little longer.
Katie Chew10-Feb-2008 18:42
This so beautiful. I love the composition! V
Katie Chew10-Feb-2008 18:41
Beautiful color and composition!
Guest 10-Feb-2008 17:56
soooo beautiful, love the green.
beverley harrison10-Feb-2008 17:40
but i like this one, its so fresh and fairytaleish!!
Peterfree10-Feb-2008 17:09
This is a beautiful image. I like the ambiance of a fairy tail. V.