Now is the time of year that Oklahoma springs to life with an abundance of color. So much of Native American pottery must have been inspired by the glory of fields God graced upon this land. Through open plains of red earth and wheat-planted fields there rises a splendor of golden daisy-like flowers, and an orange "parasitical" beauty.
Amazing what one man designates a "parasite", a child sees as beautiful bouquets to grace Mommy's kitchen window sills. These brilliant orange flowers set the fields ablaze each Spring. What glory! What beauty and splendor our Creator bestows.
Indian Paintbrushes. Such an appropriate name for the orange blossoms that fill the fields in my daughter's back yard. Yet, even in their beauty, they rob the nutrients of other plants in the fields when their roots race across the fields and meet with other plants which brands them as hemiparasites. I've often seen them on my way to Texas blooming quite happily with brilliant Bluebonnets that bless their fields and roadways.