These are random musings of my life journey, the people, animals, places, and events which have woven, and continue to weave, a tapestry that is me. We all know there is no real destination, only the ongoing experiences which blend together, creating the trail. Each step gives a glimpse of what is to come, without allowing me to see the end result. It is exciting. I have a home base that is mine, that gives me a place to rest. This is it. This is where my heart is, no matter where I journey...................

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

More Rescues

Today there was a road grader smoothing the roads in my neighborhood today, much needed in some areas. When they do this, they also tip that big blade to clear and define the drainage ditches alongside the roads. I was really glad to see them out here. It occurred to me that I had noticed along the ditches were quite a few of these:

Plant family: Asteraceae
Genus: Ratibida
Species: columnifera
Mexican hats, grey headed coneflower, upright prairie coneflower, Red hats(common name)

I realized that many of them were going to be plowed into oblivion, so when they quite for lunch, I ran down the road about fifty yards to the most plentiful area and rescued several of them from their slated deaths. I planted them among the other recently planted flora. Some were yellow and others are the deep red or combination colors. I hope they all make it. It's raining right now, so they will have a good chance of surviving and producing beauty next year.

Oh, yeah, I'll bet that title got your attention, didn't it? LOL!!


  1. Smart thinking. Way to rescue some pretty flowers.

  2. Hopefully they will be less expensive to raise than the 4-legged rescues I have!

  3. Rain??? There's rain in the SW???

  4. Seamus, yes, but I have it ALL here!!! BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!! I've had 1.5 to 2 inches in the last month.

    Daisy, obviously, our taste in flowers is similar! Daisies, Mexican Red Hats ....

  5. I am not sure what happened to my comment I thought 4 legged for sure you are just trying to keep up with my cats

  6. LOL! No, Bobbie, I haven't edged across that line of sanity as you have .... not *quite*!!!


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