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