Monday, April 5, 2021

Buttercups and Trash

 

Sounds like it ought to be the title of a Judy Collins song.

I don't think they're actually buttercups; they look like this:

The closest thing I can find online is the Yellow Star of Bethlehem, but those all seem to have six petals.


9 comments:

Paco Wové said...

FYI, Professor A. had a meltdown yesterday and essentially divorced all her commenters. A number of us, old-timers and newbies alike, have washed up on a Discord server where we are attempting to keep the commentary flame going. Anyone interested can send an email to misplacedpants@protonmail.com; indicate your commenter name in the mail. You should receive an invite in return.

--this has been a public service announcement--

Trooper York said...

That covers the trash.

Where’s the buttercup?

Trooper York said...

If the former abuse victims want to post they can post here. I would even be open to let some of them become contributors.

No censorship. No political correctness. No shit.

Trooper York said...

This place was started as a refuge and I want to continue that proud tradition.

MamaM said...

My first thought on seeing this picture was MOLES! as MrM has an active dislike and running battle with them, while I say they do him the honor of keeping the lawn grub free.

And that thought was followed by "FLARS!" before I saw who the author was. It's good to see the signs of spring happening all along under the raked detritus.

Also good to see and hear of change and pressing on happening in the midst of shutdown, with Suck it up Buttercup as as a modern way of saying “get over it” or “deal with it” for all parties involved. Raking up the crap and finding a new way to let the light get to that which is being covered and smothered is the best way start responding to cancel culture and fear of death and loss it builds on.

Annie C. said...

Ficaria Verna. Also known as Fig Buttercup.

Mumpsimus said...

Thank you kindly, Annie.

Annie C. said...

You are most welcome.

MamaM said...

Pileworts? Can that be? Based on Annie C's ID, it's looking like they may fit in that category of plants used for the treatment of piles?