|Mentzelia nuda (Evening Star) in Denver|
|Same plant, a few minutes later|
|Closeup of flower|
|Did I mention the insects love them? The field was a buzz with ecstatic bees...|
|This is really the extemporaneous ballet: the annual Eriogonum annuum.|
|It reminds me a bit of Filipendula ulmaria, or suchlike.|
|Same meadow, looking West.|
|Another spontaneous ballet|
As I gazed at this with one of my favorite colleagues (who shall remain unnamed) he confessed he was unimpressed. But for me, this pale pink color--pale apricot or peach--is dreamy.
Don't be surprised if you see this in my garden before long, dancing away!
"How much more elegant are these
File upon file of birch with trembling knees
The white oaks sterner panoplies..."
The poem goes on, and so must I! Good night sweet reader.