Distracted by Wild Flowers


They are tenacious and adaptable. Their ability to grow everywhere is impressive to some, and an irritation to others. No one tends to them. They come out at their own time, a part of the natural world dictated by the seasons, rather than human intervention. To me, they are a welcome distraction.

Agrimony at Point Bonita Trail in Sausalito, California

Dandelions in Forneys Creek, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee

My husband used to be exasperated when while walking, I suddenly stop to take a picture of a wildflower close to our path. Now, he just rolls with it, and even points them out. I am charmed by wildflowers. They are what make me pause and go, “Ooh, shiny!” 

Agrimony at Point Bonita Trail in Sausalito, California

Flowering Dogwood, Forneys Creek in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Garden Phlox at Obed Wild and Scenic River in Wartburg, Tennessee

Moth Mullein, Trail of Tears Mile Marker in Bridgeport, Alabama

Oxeye Daisy, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park in Middlesboro, Kentucky

Parry Clover, Point Bonita Trail in Sausalito, California

Red Clover, Obed Wild and Scenic River in Wartburg, Tennessee

Wild Poppy by the roadside of Convent of Christ in Tomar, Portugal

β€œFor myself I hold no preferences among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous.” ~Edward Abbey, American author

About Dee Gilbert

I am one half of a couple who loves to travel; the half who likes to write and share travel experiences. Reading about travelers' experiences inspire me more to see the world. So, I thought, perhaps in my own little way I could inspire others, too. :)
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7 Responses to Distracted by Wild Flowers

  1. Stephen Rees says:

    You can help spread wildflowers with a bit of guerilla gardening. I know several people who do this.


  2. ralietravels says:

    Alie uses the wildflower pictures taken on our trips as screen-savers — and amazes me by remembering where she took them.

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  4. Irene says:

    I am so with you on enjoying the wildflowers. Keep clicking and sharing. 😊

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