Water is Life


Picture taken at Addingford in Horbury – UK

Giant Hog Weed growing from the bank by the Canal.  These are very poisonous, so if you see one DO NOT touch it.  They grow over 6ft tall and tower over their 4-5 ft relatives.

Watching these plants made me see the beauty inside even the most feared, that they hold lightness, and it reaffirmed to me that ALL life is Sacred!

They made me smile and feel joyous inside as they waved their arm in the air, ‘like they just don’t care’.  Dancing and rejoicing this thing called life, their fall from grace as winter strips them of their bounty, yet still rejoicing as they dance with their relatives in the waters of life.

Arms stretched high, caressing the wind as she carries their song to up to creator.  While they bounce along to the rhythm of their beat, connected to our mother and to father sun.


What a beautiful sight it was to see, we stood and watched for a good while before heading on our way, with a little song in my heart and a new beat in my feet.

Many Blessings

Mni Wiconi

Mitakuye Oyasin.


11 thoughts on “Water is Life

  1. When I was a kid, they were many places. Today people in Denmark are forced to kill these plants, because of their poisonous act, when touched.
    I have a huge painting from my uncle, who painted these and I love this one 🙂

  2. Indeed a beautifully looking plant, even though it is poisonous.. And they look much like their harmless cousins, Cow Parsley..
    Water is indeed Life.. A beautiful post Maria..
    Thank you so much for your recent visit. I am doing much better.. Thank you.. Sending much love to you .. Enjoy a wonderful Christmas.. And all the best for the New Year..
    Love and Blessings
    Sue xxx ❤

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