On the way to the library (to return an overdue book), I saw an open land by residential homes with a part of it charred. Its surroundings trees had burned up entirely. But about 100-150 feet away, on yellowish dried grass, tufts of these white flowers were growing on dry grass.
I couldn’t resist driving by it again. It would also be a good inquiry to investigate with the kids: What kind of flowers are these?; Did someone purposely plant these here?; Are they seeds dispersed from the wind?; How are these flowers blooming on this dry land?
It reminded me of an exhibit I saw at the Natural History Museum in San Diego; out of a forest fire emerges poppies. Maybe this is a similar phenomenon.
We would’ve gotten out of the car to explore, but it wasn’t meant to be. On this road was a parked car with smoke swirling out of its window. A quick whiff – it was not cigarettes.
Pictures will have to suffice. Here’s a link to an informative site: https://tetonplants.org/2018/08/10/what-blooms-in-wildfire-burns/
Here are the pics:
Thanks Cee for hosting this challenge! Have a great Thursday.
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Welcome to my blog! My name is Esther and I'm so happy you are here. My posts revolve around the beauty of nature, homeschooling adventures, Bible reading reflections, gardening feats, and life as a daydreamer and nature observer. Thank you for stopping by and hope you'll find some interesting posts to read!