Wildflower: a flower that grows without deliberate
care or cultivation.
I have shared several times about the wonderful place I have to walk close to my home. It is a well maintained walking path,
a half mile long and well used.
There is a pasture next to the path that has these beautiful wild blackeyed Susans blooming now.
On this particular day, I noticed a small path through the trees farther along and caught a glimpse of bright orange!
Of course, that was as good as a Red flag to me so
I grabbed my camera on the next lap and struck out on
this little path to get a closer look.
I found this little patch of Butterfly weed (also known as chigger weed!) blooming in a small field that I think is a cut through for the power lines. I am still practicing with my camera and the color is a little saturated, but the blooms were so bright and pretty.
Not only did I find Butterfly weed, but several varieties of Coneflower and Rudbeckia along with the sweetest little pink flowers and some purple as well.
Aren’t these the happiest colors? I felt like I had found a
“secret wildflower garden”.
As I wandered around, enjoying the beauty of God’s planting, I couldn’t help wonder if I were picking up any of those “chiggers” or "redbugs" as they are called in Louisiana.
Thankfully, I didn’t bring any home with me!
I came across this poem and thought it reflected my feelings as well.
God, make my life a little flower,
That giveth joy to all;
Content to bloom in native bower,
Although it's place be small.
Matilda B. Edward
Hopefully, I can give a little joy to someone this week in return for the joy I received from discovering this "wildflower garden".