Blue-Eyed Grass

I saw this whimsical Blue-Eyed Grass growing along the banks of the Hatchie River.  Though it has grass-like foliage, it is actually a member of the Iris family.  When each flower finishes blooming, it leaves a small round seed pod which resembles a tear.

“The method of nature:  who could ever analyze it?”  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Enjoying the sunshine

These are only a few of the turtles that we saw when we recently drove around Oneal Lake in the Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge.

“Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.”  ~Laura Ingalls Wilder