The bright yellow flowers of Evening Primrose bloom at twilight and fold by mid-morning the following day. This four-petal flower is immensely helpful when identifying the plant, often found standing tall above brambling fencerows and country roads. Later in the season, I'll revisit these locations to gather Evening Primrose seeds for herbal medicines. Can you spot the Evening Primrose in the above photos?
While gathering in the sunshine I was reminded of Henry David Thoreau's words on contentment...
"If the day and night are such that you greet them with joy and life emits a fragrance like flowers and sweet scented herbs - that is your success. All nature is your congratulations."
If you can find Evening Primrose growing in your area, you'll have a wealth of medicinal remedies right at your finger tips.