Wildflowers by the Road

If all flowers wanted to be roses, nature would lose her springtime beauty, and the fields would no longer be decked out with little wildflowers.–Saint Therese of Lisieux

Their blue color  captivated me. There they were, just growing alongside the road, begging me to stop and take a moment to enjoy their beauty. One of nature’s finest works, wildflowers are one of the first signs of spring.

I snapped this photo last year, on a toad trip through the mountains of Upstate New York. I don’t know what they are called; we do not have any flowers like this in North Carolina.

Speaking of spring, Simply Life Photographs is hosting a photo challenge called Flowers on Saturday. It is open for participants until Wednesday.  Click on the button to view more photos of flowers or enter one of your own. But be forewarned, y’all: The photos will make you long for spring!

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11 thoughts on “Wildflowers by the Road

  1. Just beautiful. When I was growing up in Nebraska, the only blue flower I’d ever seen was a the Bachelor’s Button. Now that I’m in SoCal, blue flowers abound, and I love them. I’m still awaiting the return of the Black Pansy that they had at my local nursery several years ago. Nature rocks!

    • Thanks Jan. I’m not sure I even know what a bachelor’s button looks like. I’ve always lived in the southeast and I’m very unfamiliar with anything that doesn’t grow down here.

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