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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Shooting Stars

We tend to be clock and calendar oriented when it comes to the passage of time. It's interesting to consider that many cultures existed that had no accurate means of keeping track of time or dates, and when activities were organized around natural, more organic events or cycles. Since I've begun to notice the various plants and animals in my environment I've become more aware of natural cycles such as the progression of blooming wildflowers in the spring. These are not quite predictable since they happen in relation to the weather for the last year or so. However, what seems predictable is the sequence of which flowers come first and which come later. Here's another early one, these lovely little Shooting Stars (Dodecatheon). I've been waiting for these to bloom and was rewarded during a visit to Highrock Park earlier this week.