Here are a variety of wildflowers which pepper the fields and country roads in our area during the spring and summer months. Wildflowers not only brighten the landscape, but also provide habitat for birds and insects and food for many animals.
“Flowers are the music of the ground
From earth’s lips spoken without sound.”
“Colors are the smiles of nature.” ~Leigh Hunt
“Aye, I’m tellin’ ye, happiness is one of the few things in this world that doubles every time you share it with someone else.” ~Sir Harry Lauder
This is the time of year when the sedum plants are in bloom. I particularly enjoy the late afternoon, when the sun brings out the colors in the star-shaped flowers and a variety of small insects stop by for a visit.
“Nature is to be found in her entirety nowhere more than in her smallest creatures.” ~Pliny the Elder (Roman Scholar)
A Monarch butterfly attracted to the bright red and yellow blossoms of the Scarlet milkweed — a popular flower in butterfly gardens.
“Crowded places, I shunned them as noises too rude
And flew to the silence of sweet solitude.”
“Flowers … are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.” ~Luther Burbank