Thursday, August 18, 2011

She draped herself in glittering gold...

For some reason that line popped into my head when I spotted this vine-covered tree yesterday morning. 

I miss the wildflowers lining my dirt road, 
so I've been on a quest, 
in search of some color other than green and brown in the Hollow. 
This isn't exactly what I was looking for, but I thought the dying vine possessed a graceful beauty.

Here are some other splashes of color - or at least blossoms - I've found, 
all spotted in now-dry ponds.

(I just wonder how long they'll last without rain.)

Prairie Verbena... the first I've seen in a while. Just this one little plant...

Not sure what this is, but there are fields of it growing in pond beds...

It's not very colorful, but I think it's beautiful.

Is this some type of milkweed? It doesn't matter - I love this splash of purple.

Huisache Daisy ... the last of the yellows

Buttonbush - one of my new favorites!

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; 
they are sunshine, food, and medicine for the soul.

~Luther Burbank, American botanist and horticulturalist, 19th century


  1. All beautiful but that buttonbush sure is a wonder.

  2. Just gorgeous - an everyday miracle!

  3. Oh, I love wildflowers...

    That buttonbush is amazing - it looks like a fabulous pincushion!

  4. So much beauty in such small things. Love the buttonbush!

  5. Looks like you are enjoying your new lens. These are beautiful. I don't recall ever seeing a buttonbush -- it does look like a pin cushion.

  6. I am finding the summer colors are getting fewer and farther between here Barbara. Thank you so much for sharing yours!

    I really like the little buttonbush. I've never seen it before ~ it is very pretty!

    xo Catherine


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