I have been visiting the central Ozarks region of Southern Missouri all of my life. My mother was born and raised in a small town named Alton, so we would make the yearly trek to visit relatives.
Now, I'm from a rural part of North Florida. But rural Florida and rural Missouri are two different things. In my town here in Florida, there's about 5,000 people. In Alton, Mo, it's about 500.
To this Florida girl, all the open spaces and rolling hills are a wonder, which is why I always loved to go on long walks with my camera and take pictures of everything that fascinated me, which was usually flowers, old buildings such as barns and mills, and animals.
I want to share with you a few of my favorite flowers I have discovered in my ramblings.