With a nearly full moon rising over tall green prairie grass and blue water we have entered the longest days of the year and plant growth is at its apex. The pollinators are hard at work on the plants that boom outside our door. We are always amazed at the diversity of our native plants. An interesting mutation of our blanket flower has blooms that look like a flying saucer. The bees, like little spacemen perch on the petals as if on a flight to some distant planet, ready to get off and pollinate a new world.
Gene R. Stark
A teacher, farmer, trapper, and greenhouse grower. He writes about the outdoors and the people and culture of rural America..