28 April 2009

Arkansas' Crimson Clover

One of my favorite things about Spring is the crimson clover that grows along the highways and interstates here in Arkansas. I say Arkansas because this is where I first grew to love it. We actually saw some in Mississippi on our way here and I saw it in our town in Alabama for the first time this year. But it spreads like that, each year it grows and looks even more beautiful.
I'm not sure who decided to plant it in the medians of the interstates, but it was genius! It seeds itself and just comes back more lush the next year.

I always want to take pictures, but of course it's almost always in the median of a very busy interstate~which is a little dangerous for photography. However, the other day I found the perfect patch of it on the side of a not-too-busy highway, so Vince obliged me and pulled over:)
Isn't it beautiful? I just had to share it with you...

9 comments:

Betsy said...

That is absolutely beautiful! We don't have fields of it like that up here...just the occasional sprout and then, it's considered a weed. Our rabbit loves to eat them...flowers and all.

Michelle M. said...

Those are gorgeous!

Lisa said...

They are beautiful!

Lora said...

Betsy~
my sister reminded me that these are the same flowers that Thumper eats and shares with Bambi in the movie, so your rabbit confirms the movie:)

Song Lee said...

Crimson?! Ewwww ;) Nothing lucky about those! Glad you're having a great time. I miss you!

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

Very pretty...miss those!

Melissa said...

I too love our crimson clover! I was very dissapointed last Friday as I was traveling to Alma. Terrell and I were going to see my parents and were headed east on I-40. We had both just commented on the lushness of this year's clover when we looked ahead to see the state hwy department MOWING!!!! I wanted to pull over and shout "STOP, YOU'RE DESTROYING THE FLOWERS!!!" It was so upsetting as it seems the clover has just begun to hit it's peak. With so much rain you would think they would allow us to see the flowers for a little while longer as there shouldn't be a fire threat just yet. Too bad!!!

Lora said...

Melissa~
I know what you mean! I was also sad to see the mowers out. At least there's still quite a bit on the sides of some of the highways.

Mrs. C said...

Very Pretty!