Saturday, June 22, 2013
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
A portion of our land is an un-farmable hillside. This scrubby sagebrush landscape may not look like much at first glance, but that is part of its charm. My favorite time is when the dasiy-like yellow flowers bloom in spring, but if you look carefully, there are always beautiful wildflowers tucked in among the different kids of sage brush. There was a similar hillside behind my parents house and we spent many summer days exploring and searching for bunnies.
These last two photos were actually flowers I had never seen before. That is what I love about having some "wild space." You can go exploring without ever leaving home and you never know what you might find.
Our cows graze the hillside in the summer and their coats get all nice and shiny because of the high oil content of the cheat grass that grows all over.
This post is written in response to the writing prompt found here by You Grow Girl as part of the Grow Write Guild.
Saturday, June 8, 2013
These Ballerina Double California poppies reseeded themselves from a plant I got last year. I think they are even more beautiful the second time around. I plan to save some seeds so I can spread them to other places in the garden. Their sunset hues and frilly petals always catch my eye when I walk past them. I took these photos just after a light rain. The overcast sky quickly turned sunny again.