“The earth laughs in flowers.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
The wildflowers in our fields are amazing right now and this quote really captures how they make me feel. The wind blows through them sending them dancing, an endless wave of wonder and beauty.
This time of year makes me really appreciate where I live. Even though we live in a hot, dry climate with ongoing drought conditions, and our property is mostly dirt, Mother Nature surprises us constantly.
What are these wildflowers? I have no idea, but they are delicate with an ephemeral quality that suggests the wind will carry them away. And, the wind will, indeed, carry them away with no rain in our forecast. Will they come back next year? Only Mother Nature knows…
I think this yellow one is a form of mustard, but I’m not sure. We normally have fields of these yellow flowers blooming in Spring, but not the lavender and purple one in the photo above and the white one tinged in lavender below. Both have joined the blanket of yellow this year creating a beautiful mosaic.
I walked the perimeter of the field taking these photos because I didn’t want to traipse through the field and crush these delicate flowers. On our 8 acres, I’m guessing that these wildflowers cover about 2.
The earth laughs in flowers – Ralph Waldo Emerson said so much in these 5 little words. Editing at its finest. A master at understatement…
These wildflowers are so lovely I just had to share! If you know what they are, please share in the comments section below.
(other posts with flowers from our yard)
- 42 Shades of Orange
- A Lovely Mess
- Gifts from the Garden Fairies
- Good Photographs
- Orange Crush
- Pretty in Pink
- Signs of Spring
- The Birds and the Bees
- The Roses of December