We probably wouldn't complain about weeds so much if they looked like these poppies:
...or this stand of borage:
or this unidentified weed:
all of these flowers were at the train station where our first farm family picked us up near the Mediterranean, east of Marseille and Toulon.
On that farm, the main house is surrounded by trees I haven't identified yet, but the understory trees are mature bay trees (Laurus nobilis) (our little cottage at home is named Bayleaf Cottage and we have killed bays 3 times before getting one established.)
And the ground is covered with acanthus and spiraea growing wild.