Tansy & Spider Webs

Photo by Gayla Trail  All Rights Reserved

I recently happened on this year-old photo taken on a spring 2008 bike ride to The Leslie Spit. Looking back, it seems I take a lot of photos of tansy there. They’re one of those plants that are sorely overlooked as wasteland weeds but they have such good bones and are often the home of an interesting assortment of critters, at times an ecosystem in themselves.

Gayla Trail
Gayla is a writer, photographer, and former graphic designer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology. She is the author, photographer, and designer of best-selling books on gardening, cooking, and preserving.

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3 thoughts on “Tansy & Spider Webs

  1. Lovely shot, and I second the tansy love.
    I have a golden tansy (“Isla Gold”) that I am utterly and completely madly in love with. Bought it to attract good bugs and indeed, spotted a ladybug on it this very morning, two years later.
    It grows and spreads like crazy (a good or bad thing depending on how you look at it), and also looks fabulous n’ frilly in a vase. Just civilized enough to make the cut, in my opinions, and definitely one of my Top Ten Perennials!

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