Hidden Beauty

Hidden BeautyYou will find treasures thereIn the bosom of a rose—In a tulip’s heartInside the flesh of a lily, a trillium, an iris,A zinnia, all bound upTreasures finer than pure gold Like gemstonesNestled among velvet wrappings Hidden deep inside untilThe sky's heat-lamp warms it;Rain caresses, Coaxes petals back; Colors some out to singThe real flower is unearthed.People rush along—hurry—hiddenSwallowed by coats and sweaters;Fleeing a... Continue Reading →

Wild Prairie Roses

In a dry and sun-filled place like this along a fence bordering a highway, a wild rose bush will encumber a fence until it hides it completely. It is a beautiful sight in late May and early June. I found this rose along highway 16 in Okmulgee County, Oklahoma.An old fence post is barely visible.... Continue Reading →

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