Friday, June 12, 2009

sego lilies

In the Wyoming high country sego lilies bloom for only two weeks in mid-June. Their exotic beauty is unexpected amid sage, aspen and pinon pine. My Mormon ancestors foraged for these nutritious bulbs in lean times. To me, they were a true sign of summer as the snows receded from the foothills.

hungry only for the beauty
of sego lilies


Anonymous said...

This is just breathtaking. I appreciate these words on so many levels.

Magyar said...

Once again, commonality... I too looking for flowers, Nora.

nora said...

Thank you, and welcome, Esin!

Anonymous said...

nora -

i hope you send this to bottle rockets flower anthology.

alan b.