Flowers and Plants

How do you like to go up in a swing,
   Up in the air so blue?
Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing
   Ever a child can do!
Up in the air and over the wall,
   Till I can see so wide,
Rivers and trees and cattle and all
   Over the countryside—
Till I look down on the garden green,
   Down on the roof so brown—
Up in the air I go flying again,
   Up in the air and down!
~ Robert Louis Stevenson
IMG_1486 Summer Swing

Not Your Mother’s Weed

Musk Thistle

According to http://www.nps.gov, “It spreads rapidly in areas subjected to frequent natural disturbance events such as landslides and flooding but does not grow well in excessively wet, dry or shady conditions.”

Which made me ask, “What about alone, on the side of the parking lot across the highway from a Burger King?”

IMG_1068 Weed