Summertime Grace

The wildflowers are out in full force. Everyday, when  I look out my dining room window, they seem to be enjoying these long sunny days. They sway in the breeze, hold their faces up to blue skies, and simply look stunning on any ordinary afternoon.

A few days ago on my walk to the mailbox, something caught my eye. First of all, just imagine a field of white. Literally, there are thousands of white blooms all crowded together across an entire field.

Now, that itself is a beautiful scene, right?

Enter unique.

About six feet from the road, I saw pink. Pink, seriously? The exact same plant, but pink. The exact same bloom, in pink. Although that may not appear to be a big deal, around here, it is. It has been a rare occasion that I’ve ever seen pink.

I seriously contemplated stepping into waste-high weeds to get a closer look. I mean, it is tick and chigger season around here. One step off the road could lead to bug bites that itch for a week. Hmm. What’s a girl to do?

My fate? I totally did it. Weeds smeeds!  What are a few bug bites when I got to stand right next to summertime grace? 


32 thoughts on “Summertime Grace

    • Jessica July 7, 2017 / 10:09 am

      Definitely! Thank you for your comment! I appreciate it!

  1. thejuicenut July 7, 2017 / 11:39 am

    It’s a long time since I’ve seen pink clover too, seems to have been replaced with white nowadays, it was mostly pink during my childhood. Lovely photos 😊

    • Jessica July 7, 2017 / 12:32 pm

      Hi! How are you? Been a while since we chatted. Hope you’re doing well. I agree. Pink seems to be a rare treat. Thank you for commenting.

      • thejuicenut July 7, 2017 / 12:51 pm

        Hi, good, busy busy busy – I explained in my post yesterday – July always a busy time, lots of family birthdays. 💜

        • Jessica July 7, 2017 / 2:18 pm

          Oooo. Love birthdays. I will have to read your post. I am running behind… :)

  2. robbiesinspiration July 7, 2017 / 12:22 pm

    These are so pretty, Jessica. So nice to see a post from you. Have a lovely weekend.

    • Jessica July 7, 2017 / 12:34 pm

      Hi. Thank you so much! Wish you could see them in real life. I just walked over there again.

      Thank you. I’ve meant to blog, but haven’t been getting it done. Hope you have a wonderful day!

  3. watchingthedaisies July 7, 2017 / 1:08 pm

    I think I would have joined you in wading into that field. These flowers are so pretty. 😊

    • Jessica July 7, 2017 / 2:20 pm

      Thank you so much. I’m sure I wasn’t as graceful as a child running through daisies, but I wasn’t going to let some weeds stop me. Can you believe that color? I just can’t believe how beautiful they are. Maybe I’ll take a video so you can “see” them.

  4. rabbitpatchdiary.com July 7, 2017 / 1:12 pm

    Hey! I have been away and missed you! aren’t those Queen Annes’ Lace? I f so, I have never seen pink either-they make great cut flowers. xx Michele

    • Jessica July 7, 2017 / 2:23 pm

      Hi. I am have been away, too. I haven’t posted in over 2 weeks… I’ve missed you, too. How are things at the Rabbit Patch?

      Yes ma’am, Queen Anne’s Lace. Can you believe those pinks? So pretty. They sure do make nice cut flowers. Maybe I will snip a few whites for my vase and let the pinks reign free. :) Great hearing from you, my friend.

      • rabbitpatchdiary.com July 8, 2017 / 12:44 pm

        well glad we are both back! good idea to let the pinks reseed. Looking forward to your treasure hunts!

        • Jessica July 8, 2017 / 2:06 pm

          Oh my. Maybe one day a field will be entirely pink from reseeding! Thank you- Little Bit and I just returned from a two hour country drive. Can’t wait to share it!

          • rabbitpatchdiary.com July 8, 2017 / 4:50 pm

            oh boy!! What a beautiful life you give your son! xx Michele

          • Jessica July 8, 2017 / 6:42 pm

            I wish… I think it’s the other way around ❤️

  5. Debra Farmer July 7, 2017 / 1:15 pm

    Beautiful flowers! And to think some would call them weeds. Mr Farmer would be one to call them weeds. If he only knew that some of the plants we have are called: butterfly milkWEED, Joe-Pye WEED, thistle…….
    I enjoyed our walk to the mailbox.
    Have a wonderful weekend
    ❤️

    • Jessica July 7, 2017 / 2:25 pm

      HELLO!!! I was just wondering about you today when I was walking past the flowers. How are you? Thank you for coming along on “both” walks with me. Even if you didn’t know you were along with me today.

      Love that about Mr. Farmer not knowing about the WEEDs. Some things are better left unsaid. Ha ha. Hope you are well. I miss you so much.

  6. thechickengrandma July 7, 2017 / 2:00 pm

    Those are beautiful!!! I am so glad I figured out the browser issue do I can get back to reading everybody’s posts!

    • Jessica July 7, 2017 / 2:27 pm

      Uh oh, you had a browser issue? I am so farrrrrrr behind. I saw on Facebook that you’ve had some blog posts, but I haven’t read them yet. I was hoping you hadn’t disowned me yet.

      • thechickengrandma July 7, 2017 / 6:15 pm

        LOL Jessica! I thought the same thing about those whose blogs I follow……I was noticeably absent in commenting and posting!

  7. Courtney July 7, 2017 / 3:47 pm

    I think I’d have gone for it, too! Lovely..xo

    • Jessica July 7, 2017 / 4:21 pm

      Hey girl. Best I can tell, you’d have been standing right beside me! 💜

  8. Ann Coleman July 7, 2017 / 5:46 pm

    Gorgeous photos! Hope you didn’t get any bug bites!

    • Jessica July 7, 2017 / 8:57 pm

      Wow!! Thank you so much! Actually, I got super lucky! No bites at all! Woo hoo!

  9. thecobweboriumemporium July 7, 2017 / 6:40 pm

    Weeds Smeeds exactly! At one point in time, those ‘weeds’ were actually called flowers. The only reason they suddenly because ‘weeds’ is because they fell out of favour and no one wanted them. To be honest … I’d rather have a bunch on ‘weeds’ in a vase on the table, than a bunch of expensive roses or the like. ‘Weeds’ have such a ‘natural’ look to them and they truly are really very beautiful.

    LOVE the photos. Thank you so much for the share Jessica.
    ~ Cobs. xxx

    • Jessica July 7, 2017 / 9:01 pm

      Hi sweetie. Thank you SO much. Love what you said. It makes total sense! Once upon a time they WERE flowers! I agree with you, I’d rather have wildflowers on my table anyday! Thanks for your lovely comments!

  10. restlessjo July 17, 2017 / 4:04 pm

    Alchemila mollis? I’m probably making that up, Jess, but it popped into my head. :) :) Pretty, any way!

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