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.

homesick--
hungry only for the beauty
of sego lilies

4 comments:

esin goldman said...

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

Magyar said...

Grand!
Once again, commonality... I too looking for flowers, Nora.
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nora said...

Thank you, and welcome, Esin!

Anonymous said...

nora -

i hope you send this to bottle rockets flower anthology.

alan b.