Purplestem Angelica

Purplestem Angelica (Angelica atropurpurea) in bloom and seed, May 23, 2019

Purplestem Angelica (Angelica atropurpurea) in bloom and seed, May 23, 2019

The time of the first flowers is done. Now is the green time. Exuberant growth and heavy soaking rains. Humid days and nights.

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I have seen more rainbows in the past couple years than my entire life preceding. How about you?

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I am glad for wildflowers that are taller than me, like Purplestem Angelica, a native of local rivers like the Musconetcong.

Purplestem Angelica (Angelica atropurpurea) in bud, May 23, 2019

Purplestem Angelica (Angelica atropurpurea) in bud, May 23, 2019

Purplestem Angelica (Angelica atropurpurea) in bloom and seed, May 23, 2019

Purplestem Angelica (Angelica atropurpurea) in bloom and seed, May 23, 2019

Finding the Open Door

So, an introductory story, I had nothing. I usually turn an upcoming talk's topic over in my head again and again. I think of related stories and experiences. I think about painting images of places, of people, of plants, because my talks are about wild plants and people.

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