Sometimes, rest areas are fruitful avenues of exploration. Take this little rest stop along the I5 near Douglas, Oregon. Lockwood and I stopped there during our May 2013 trip, and I’m pretty sure we didn’t expect to spend so much time out in the weeds. But what wonderful weeds they were! There was a little forest meadowy area filled with delights. These were among the most spectacular:
They were rather tall, with slender stems, and those magnificent floral heads:
Some of them had tipped over and were growing parallel to the ground.
Go home, flower, you’re drunk.
These were simple, yet rather spectacular, blooms. I hope you’re not about to tell me they’re evil invasives. Look at how pretty they are!
These are the kinds of flowers you’d choose if you had to create a fairy-themed garden.
I can imagine Titania weaving these into her hair.
They’re simply fabulous.
Please don’t let them be evil….
They’re a bit like floral fireworks, aren’t they? Even if they turn out to be horrible invasive plants, I love them deeply.