Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Desert Riches

Many of the wildflower species which thrive in arid Wyoming due so, in part, because of their ability to take advantage of any gift of precipitation. They seem to know that time is against them as well as how slim the odds that moisture will keep coming. Their rate of growth, inflorescence, and seed production is considerably faster than the much-coddled specimens in my flower beds!

The following species, among others, were observed blooming happily in the “desert” yesterday morning.

Nuttall's larkspur
Small lupine
Limestone hawksbeard
Miner's candle
Fuzzy-tongued penstemon (I think)

Creeping white prairie aster
“Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy.” –1 TIMOTHY 6:18 (NKJV)

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