This is 'just a weed', a goat's beard, growing in the meadow in our backyard. It's one of those sun sensitive plants that opens in the light of morning, and turns to face the sun, a pattern known as 'phototropism'. Standing in the right location, the meadow is twinkling with little yellow dots everywhere you look.
And this of course is 'just another weed', one of the most prolific - 2 or 3 weeks ago the fields were yellow with these dandelions. Now they've gone to seed, and you understand why they're so prolific when you see the number of seeds ready to blow across the landscape.
And again, when you take a close look, it's so intricate. The patterns of nature never cease to be amazing.