Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Aliens in White Shrouds

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.


dive said...

Your imagination is a weird world that should be let out to play more often.

Speedway said...

Yep, they're rooted in place yet somehow marching, marching to feed the hungry bees and make more flowers.

Anonymous said...

This plant is also herbal medicine, which makes it most appropriate for a planting by a medical center.