Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A walk on the wild side

Though retail is king in the 'burbs, there are still some green spaces to be found. I love driving around town this time of year and seeing a small patch of wheat ripening, or the occasional field of corn.

Wildflowers are catching my eye right now. A small plot of land just a few blocks from my home is overflowing with sweet blooms in charming shapes and colors.

High hats
The queen returns
Bright spot
Summer snowflake
Going wild


It's amazing what variety can be found in a humble field. Most of these were hidden from view until I began walking through the tall grass--reminding me that exploring on foot is well worth the time spent. I wonder how much beauty we pass by in our hurried, busy lives?

11 comments:

Ginger said...

Oh... I wish I could head out there for a little play! It's Winter in Sydney at the moment and I'm feeling miserable...wah...

Pam said...

Nice reminder to pay attention -- thanks! I love the perspective of the first photo and the color pink in the last.

candhphotos said...

Your pictures make me smile- don't you wish the world always looked this way?

Cheryl said...

Your lovely and whimsical photos remind me of the French film Amelie. Charming, evocative, and completely adorable.

yoel said...

The last two flowers/photos are stunning! Kudos to you for finding such beauty where most would have overlooked.

Rachell Taylor said...

Beautiful photos!

jackie said...

I really, really love this series of shots!

Molly said...

such beautiful photos!

Jan said...

Your eye is amazing.

Cindra said...

So true... we have to put ourselves on a child's level so we can see the wonders again.

Margie Oomen said...

Beautiful photographs and so very similar to the ones I took. Thanks so much for pointing me in your direction.