Saturday, February 5, 2011

Butterfly Garden

Butterfly Garden by Nancy Medina
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Along the field path in the middle five acres of my parent's organic farm in East Texas is an area redolent with the bitter scent of wild sage and the prickley vines of dewberry bushes. The cattle that used to graze this field have been moved to another pasture this year, so the flowers have plunged up from the earth to celebrate. The orange butterfly weed is everywhere, and even though it is not the Indian paintbrush I was hoping for, I love the warm colors that lay so well on the cool greens.

Behind those trees in the distance my mother is sitting in her kitchen having a glass of iced tea right now, and watching MSNBC. If we are very quiet, we will be able to hear her yelling at the announcer.
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