Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Stuff you find in ditches

I have been taking care of the neighbor's dog for about a week. When the weather has allowed, Mom and I walked over to feed and water her.

When you're walking down the road with an elderly woman, you see things that you might not notice whizzing by in a car.

Like a stray stalk of corn. It either got planted by a bird, or the seed may have fallen off a passing planter or grain truck. It grew back to about a foot and a half tall, and even tassled.

I don't know what kind of flower it is, but there it was. This clump was probably 3 feet tall.

I don't know what this is either, but it is a burnt red color.

Wild asparagus. There is a lot of it growing in the ditch between our places. I wish I could find it in the spring, but I can only tell where the plant is when it turns into this wild tangled mess of feathery fronds.

All of these plants survived getting cut down at least once, and possibly twice. Yet they all grew back, and strong enough to flower or tassel. I admire the tenacity.


flintysooner said...

I always enjoy your posts - even about the fiber!

rilera said...

I love the picture of the wild asparagus with your Mom in the background. Thanks for sharing these lovely pictures and your delightful insights. Reading your blog is such a joy for me.

LostInCO said...

Nice pictures. I will ask my friend about the burnt red grass. She is a grass geek and knows all the different types. I'll let you know! The flower looks like wild sunflower...but I am usually wrong...