Feeling the need to clarify, for those who might not know, the origin of "bar" ditch. The "bar" ditch is the small gully that runs along each side of a road. "Bar" is how "barrow," as in "wheel barrow," is pronounced by many Texans. That little ditch beside the road is where such a barrow (or farm implement) should be--not blocking traffic. But don't tell that to a cotton farmer driving his million-dollar tractor between fields.
Being philosophical, I think this shows that just because you're lying in a ditch, it doesn't mean you can't appreciate the beautiful clouds and the verbena.