The group who couldn’t say

Excerpt from the Grandaddy song The Group Who Couldn’t Say (from the excellent album Sumday):

Becky wondered why
She’d never noticed dragonflies
Her drag-and-click had never yielded anything as perfect as a dragonfly

And then the supervisor stood right in the creek and it felt really good
And that’s about the time he finally had realized the importance of this day

Hoping the clouds over the crest don’t produce lightning
The peeling brown barkl of a madrone tree reveals the green new bark below
A way-finding Pacific madrone – when I see this I’m almost home
A thistle of some sort
Still attempting to identify this plant