Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Roadside Gifts


One of the joys of traveling for me is seeing the different flora and fauna of the places we visit.  Here are some gifts from last week's trek across Missouri.




Every year, I plant Echinacea purpurea (coneflower) and every year it dies.  I'm thinking our clay soil is not where it wants to live.  So I improve the soil and keep planting.  Maybe they will make it this year.


What's not to love about a place that produces coneflowers seemingly without any effort?  They wave and smile to me from the side of the road.