Walking today through a shady trail and then along the side of a country road to return home I was struck by the variety and beauty of what was growing in the strip between the asphalt and the ditch. Cornflowers blue and white daisies, a tiny sort of snapdragon of acid yellow and clover and speedwell and a tall species of dandilion just going to seed. There were so many types of grasses to admire. Some were a sort of wheat judging from the shape and others a trembly fan of seeds spread out. I saw tight cones on the end of tall stems and others with a frill of yellow pollen around the seed head. There were some plants I could not identify – all so beautiful and growing along quite happily without fertilizer or regular watering. It was perhaps fitting to see this wonder after the text of yesterday from Matthew. ( chapter 6 verse 22 and keep on reading) You can look it up yourself if you are interested. So pertinent and so true.