last week, i noticed when i drove down laurel road in earl township in boyertown's rural hills that some beautiful blooms were starting in a wide-stretching meadow. i suspected they might be some kind of butterfly weed, taller than the variety i once bought from glick's greenhouse in the oley valley. when i came back to this area with my camera today, i felt sure they were butterfly weed and later confirmed this once researching a bit online.
these flowers and this view from a high hill in berks county are a welcoming reminder of how lucky we are to live where we do.
in this case, i'm letting the pictures be the poems here.