I have always loved a good explore. I don't go far these days but I really don't need to. I can step out my front door and spend an hour at the edge of my yard and in my poor flower beds looking for treasure.
Yesterday I took a picture of my evening primrose patch noting that the buds looks like they were on the verge of opening.
To my delight I found several first blooms this morning.
Milkweed is an edible plant with medicinal uses as well. This handful of plants is growing in our old chicken yard among the debris: chicken wire, 2x4's and other rotting framework. Because I refused to purchase and use pressure-treated wood when we built the chicken yard (2001), I can burn the wood in our fire pit. I have decided to clean up this area and allow the milkweed to spread.
So much beauty just a few steps from my front door.