I am such a fan of those roadside 'ditches' where grasses, wildflowers and other plant 'volunteers' soften the hardness of the human-made road. This is such a place just outside a parking lot for an entry to a local nature reserve. I love the flowers and grasses against those large rocks... and will probably return to this photo to sketch it again and again. These 'wild' places remind me of why I fell in love with botanical studies --- the 'surprise' of volunteer plants -- blooming and thriving without pesticide, herbicide, water, pruning and the other chores of gardening. For me -- this is a place where miracles really happen.
We finally, thank HEAVENS, got a bit of rain last night. My dh and I were out taking our nightly walk and got caught in a cold downpour ... and all the while, we were dancing in the puddles -- grateful for the rain -- our garden plants were delirious too, I'll bet! LOL I know it's been a long time since we danced in the rain -- but somehow it seems even LONGER since we had rain to dance in!