Fireweed Rare

One pond I rode by seems to never settle, the clay/bentonite soil is always suspended, and it is a perpetually muddy pool.

pond

The barren trees overshadow it, their roots allowing the water to seep upwards in an enduring spring.

Hidden among the roots, I spied pink surprises.

fireweed

Fireweed blooms in the moist shade, a rare treat for this country.

Beauty wins over sludge!


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Fireweed Rare — 3 Comments

  1. I’ll bet there isn’t another busy ranch wife in the whole world who takes time out from every busy day to write such an interesting daily site! Thank you, Carol for this attractive consistent information on ranch liffe!

  2. Most interesting story and pictures. I looks a little bit like purple loose strife which is very pretty, but very invasive. So I looked “fireweed” up and enjoyed further reading about it. Thanks.

    When is your next Questions and Answers opportunity coming?

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