While driving in the fields I see sights that I may not notice in the farm yard.
Along the fence lines plants grow up that are opportunists. They grow wherever they want.
Goldenrod grows up there all summer long, but seems rather inconspicuous most of the season. When late July and early August come around, they put up their pale green blooms. As the time passes, the pale green turns to yellow and then flames to a bright golden color.
To me, Goldenrod is a bittersweet back-to-school sign. Summers are special when the kids can be home and help with the work and with the fun on the farm. When the Goldenrod blooms our minds shift to getting ready to part again; looking forward to a new school year. Although it has beauty, when I see it I am reminded of the separation ahead.
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photo credit: Bretta Grabau
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