I walked along the canal on my return downtown
from the IU Medical Center. It's only about
a mile, but full of color that changes as the plants
bloom and fade with the seasons.
I was especially impressed with the white echinaeca,
that looked like hoards of white-shrouded
aliens had camped in the flower beds
to feed the bumble bees with the nectar
from their outlandish brains.
Below is a grouping of purple echinaeca, the variety
most folks may find more familiar.