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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Beautiful Roadside Flowers

Even in this drought, we have such beautiful wildflowers. As some fade and dry up, others spring up and take their place. It's amazing isn't it? I hesitate to call them weeds...that makes them sound annoying and unwelcome. Wouldn't the roadsides be bare and ugly without them? I'm so thankful that the Lord planted them there. They thrive when the ones we try to cultivate have a harder time. I hadn't ever seen these until moving to this area.
The flower is a cluster of very small white circles (no petals) with a green center. They are surrounded by white leaves with a green stripe through the middle. Green and white polka-dots and stripes...wow!! I think they are so unique and beautiful.
I wish I could have gotten better quality pictures. I have a plain old camera and picture me leaning as far over a barb wire fence as I can and zooming in.
Be sure to take time to smell the roses!!! or wildflowers! I'm linking to White Wednesday at Faded Charm, please join us!


  1. Hi Angela, That is an odd looking flower, I have no idea what it is. Hope you get some rain in Texas. We had rain last night. Getting enough here and there to keep the crops healthy.Smiles to you,Susie

  2. They are just beautiful~
    Thanks for stopping by today... happy hunting!

  3. God is so good to us.....giving us splashes of joy and beauty like this in the midst of the heat and the loooong hot summer. These are just beautiful, thanks for taking the time to shoot the photos & share them ;)

  4. I have never seen anything like this! So cool! Hope you are having a great week.
    Hugs- Tete

  5. I have never seen those kind of flowers before. They sure are pretty.


  6. What joys these must be to you. They're beautiful! Diane

  7. I love wildflowers too. And these look very pretty. Hope you are far away from all the wildfires that are burning down there.

  8. What an unusual looking flower. These beauties are minimal yet with a twist (the spiky petals look like mini bursts of fireworks.)

  9. Lovely post and thanks for the comment on my blog. Prayers for the people in Texas dealing with the fires! Blessings, DE

  10. That is what I am trying to learn..there is always something to praise HIM for...pretty pictures!

  11. Thanks for welcoming me aboard! Ha! Those roadside flowers are very pretty and unique. I swear if I try to plant something v/s it grew there on its own, it just doesn't do as well. Does it? I'm am following your blog now too.

  12. I think they are beautiful!!! I woke up to 37 degrees this morning, I'd be more than happy to send some of this cool air to you! No rain here either but not like what you have been dealing with!

  13. Thanks for your words on my blog. I feel that God wants me to concentrate on my Eman, on teaching and growing him up in the Lord....your comments reaffirmed what I am feeling. I love you and miss you, sweet friend.

  14. These are weeds??!! Nothing compares to God's garden, does it.
    Have a wonderful Sunday.

  15. I've never seen these before. It's hard for me to understand how people can look around this world and not know that there is a God. Thanks for coming by to see my chair makeover Angela. I really appreciate your sweet words.

    Hugs...Tracy :)

    P.S. I'm having a giveaway for a cute cupcake kit here:
    http://cottonpickincute.blogspot.com/2011/09/betty-crocker-fun-da-middles-cupcake.html. I'd love you to stop by and enter if you haven't already.

  16. Thanks Angela. That one was really easy once I wrapped my brain around the lining part.

    Let me know if you do it. Be blessed...Tracy :)


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