Can you see the glitter inside this beautiful flower? Glitter made from God. The inside of this flower is amazing, if you care to look deeper. But as you can see in the last picture, this little blue flower is considered a common weed. It is chicory, a member of the daisy family. It dates back 5,000 years, and was referred to in the days of Cleopatara because it grew along the Nile River. It was introduced here in about 1785. The roasted root is added to coffee. It is said to add aroma, color, and mellowness. It had been thought that chicory made coffee bitter, but that was disproved by extensive blind taste tests. It actually makes a much smoother drink. Seems that this plant had been maligned in many areas. The leaves of the chicory have been popular salad greens for years. In folklore, chicory flowers are the eyes of a girl crying for her lover's ship, which never returned, so it is also called Blue Sailor Weed. Yes, to the casual passer by, this is just a common weed, unless you care to come closer and really look at the inside. That's when you see the glitter.
"The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart." 1 Sam. 16:7