In Its Own Time

Hoary Vervain flowers in the meadow at the Iowa Arboretum, August 15, 2015, "In Its Own Time."

Hoary Vervain flowers in the meadow at the Iowa Arboretum, August 15, 2015.

Slipping over the horizon,

the sun whispers to the dew.

Waves of silent song

wrap around and lift me up.

Wonder catches my heart.

For a moment, time stands still.

The air was heavy with moisture during the third weekend in August. Dew drops covered the flower petals and the leaves. In the prairie, Gray-headed Coneflower, Partridge-pea, Culver’s-root, Small Wood Sunflower, Cup-plant, and Rattlesnake-master flowers gathered. Stalks of Dense Blazing-star flowers waited to be noticed. Soapwort Gentian flowers mingled with the bramble at the edge of the meadow. A stand of Wild Bergamot flowers entertained a bumble bee.

August 15, 2015

A Gray-headed Coneflower in the Restored Prairie at the Iowa Arboretum, August 15, 2015, "In Its Own Time."

Gray-headed Coneflowers in the Restored Prairie at the Iowa Arboretum, August 15, 2015.

Partridge-pea flowers in the Restored Prairie at the Iowa Arboretum, August 15, 2015, "In Its Own Time."

Partridge-pea flowers in the Restored Prairie at the Iowa Arboretum, August 15, 2015.

Culver's-root flowers in the Restored Prairie, August 15, 2015, "In Its Own Time."

Culver’s-root flowers in the Restored Prairie at the Iowa Arboretum, August 15, 2015.

Culver's-root flowers in the Restored Prairie at the Iowa Arboretum, August 15, 2015, "In Its Own Time."

Culver’s-root flowers in the Restored Prairie at the Iowa Arboretum, August 15, 2015.

Small Wood Sunflowers in the Restored Prairie at the Iowa Arboretum, August 15, 2015, "In Its Own Time."

Small Wood Sunflowers in the Restored Prairie at the Iowa Arboretum, August 15, 2015.

Small Wood Sunflowers in the Restored Prairie at the Iowa Arboretum, August 15, 2015, "In Its Own Time."

Small Wood Sunflowers in the Restored Prairie at the Iowa Arboretum, August 15, 2015.

Small Wood Sunflowers in the Restored Prairie at the Iowa Arboretum, August 15, 2015, "In Its Own Time."

Small Wood Sunflowers in the Restored Prairie at the Iowa Arboretum, August 15, 2015.

Partridge-pea flowers in the Restored Prairie at the Iowa Arboretum, August 15, 2015, "In Its Own Time."

Partridge-pea flowers in the Restored Prairie at the Iowa Arboretum, August 15, 2015.

Cup-plant flowers in the Restored Prairie at the Iowa Arboretum, August 15, 2015, "In Its Own Time."

Cup-plant flowers in the Restored Prairie at the Iowa Arboretum, August 15, 2015.

Rattlesnake-master flowers in the Restored Prairie at the Iowa Arboretum, August 15, 2015, "In Its Own Time."

Rattlesnake-master flowers in the Restored Prairie at the Iowa Arboretum, August 15, 2015.

Dew drops on a blade of grass in the Restored Prairie, August 15, 2015, "In Its Own Time."

Dew drops on a blade of grass in the Restored Prairie at the Iowa Arboretum, August 15, 2015.

Partridge-pea flowers in the Restored Prairie at the Iowa Arboretum, August 15, 2015, "In Its Own Time."

Partridge-pea flowers in the Restored Prairie at the Iowa Arboretum, August 15, 2015.

Cup-plant flowers in the Restored Prairie at the Iowa Arboretum, August 15, 2015, "In Its Own Time."

Cup-plant flowers in the Restored Prairie at the Iowa Arboretum, August 15, 2015.

Soapwort Gentian flowers in the meadow at the Iowa Arboretum, August 15, 2015, "In Its Own Time."

Soapwort Gentian flowers in the meadow at the Iowa Arboretum, August 15, 2015.

August 16, 2015

A Field Thistle in the meadow at the Iowa Arboretum, August 16, 2015, "In Its Own Time."

Field Thistle flowers in the meadow at the Iowa Arboretum, August 16, 2015.

Dense Blazing-star flowers in the Restored Prairie at the Iowa Arboretum, August 15, 2015, "In Its Own Time."

Dense Blazing-star flowers in the Restored Prairie at the Iowa Arboretum, August 15, 2015.

Soapwort Gentian flowers in the meadow at the Iowa Arboretum, August 16, 2015, "In Its Own Time."

Soapwort Gentian flowers in the meadow at the Iowa Arboretum, August 16, 2015.

Wild Bergamot, Goldenrod, and Partridge-pea flowers in the meadow at the Iowa Arboretum, August 16, 2015, "In Its Own Time."

Wild Bergamot, Goldenrod, and Partridge-pea flowers in the meadow at the Iowa Arboretum, August 16, 2015.

Wild Bergamot flowers and a bumble bee in the meadow at the Iowa Arboretum, August 16, 2015, "In Its Own Time."

Wild Bergamot flowers and a bumble bee in the meadow at the Iowa Arboretum, August 16, 2015.

Take care and thanks for reading.

Sarah

About Sarah

nature, outdoor, and health enthusiast, book reader, and story teller
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2 Responses to In Its Own Time

  1. Shady_Grady says:

    It is so apparent how much you enjoy the outdoors from these pictures.

    • Sarah says:

      Good morning Shady 🙂
      Thanks for visiting. 🙂 It is true. I very much enjoy being outside. All I have to do is think about it and a little bubble of happiness appears. I hope you have a chance to spend some time outside in the pleasantly cool fall weather. 🙂

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