Friday, May 13, 2011
Brazen Blooms (Hedgewyck)
Suummer flowers are much more brazen than their spring sisters. They stand proudly erect, turning their comely heads to follow the rays of light that stream through the leafy canopy above. Glossy petals flutter and lusty perfume wafts a siren song to those that come to sip sweet nectar and take away a dusting of pollen. For all of this splendor is carefully designed to help conceive the next generation. Even after the job is done and seeds are scattered to the wind, stiff stalks topped by spiked crowns will linger well into winter.