Sunday, July 13, 2008

Summer Flowers

The summer wildflowers bloom in a very predictable order. Today I saw the first aster.

This is important. Asters, in the mountain west, are called "the last flower of summer." Its mid-July and the last flower of summer is starting to bloom. Last year, the aster started blooming at the end of June, so it's better this year than last.

If things follow Mother Nature's predictable plan, we'll have about six more weeks of summer. I hope mama is wrong.

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