I decided this week’s post would be about the beautiful wildflowers that I see on my way to and from work each day. I just had to pull off the road and take a couple of quick shots! I used to look at mowed ditches and hills but now they have let the wildflowers grow, and I love viewing the colors. I’m not sure if it is lack of funding or just a desire to make everything pretty, but it helps my three-hour drive each day at least be enjoyable.
Off to the left is a wide strip that divides the four lane. I did catch a mower out mowing the ditch, and I hoped that they were just doing it around the cross roads for visibility. I did notice as I got closer to Des Moines that the entire ditch had been mowed so I’m hoping I get to look at this instead of grass!! The white Queen Anne’s Lace and the purple flower (only purple flower I know is Larkspur?) really set each other off although it’s hard to see that in the picture.
I’ll leave you with one last picture of a hill full of yellow and purple/pinkish cone flowers. Just imagine what it must have looked like to the first settlers to the area or the American Indians!!