This photo was taken at one the jewels of Indiana, Turkey Run State Park. The trail is challenging and mostly runs along a creek bed It was definitely worth the time and effort.
When I came across this little flower I said to my daughter, “how sad, this little flower living alone in such a desolate place”. Even as sad as it looks there is great strength in a flower to grow here. You see, this flower was growing in the volcanic basin at Yellowstone National Park. This landscape is one of the most beautiful and unique but also one of the most inhospitable. With scorching temperatures rising, sulfur and other volcanic chemicals, lack of good water and lack of soil this little flower amazed me with its willingness to bring renewal to desolation.
May we all bloom so strongly in the midst of adversity.