Essay | Enjoying the mystery behind the beautiful ‘fireworks display on the ground’
by John R. Erickson
Posted 6/15/19, 12:58 pm
“The object of the artistic and spiritual life is to dig for the sunrise of wonder.” —G.K. Chesterton
Here in the Texas Panhandle, 2019 brought an exceptionally wet spring, and by the first of June, we had already received the 21 inches of rainfall that we recognize as our annual average. My wife, Kris, and I predicted that it would be a showcase year for wildflowers on our ranch—and we were right. For weeks, we felt we were watching a fireworks display on the ground.