|Bluebonnet, Texas State Flower|
Yesterday, once again, I took some of the back roads, looking for wildflowers. As you can see, the roads are narrow, forcing you to move over in the grass when meeting an oncoming vehicle.
Although we are in very dry conditions, the Bluebonnets are in abundance on the roadsides.
Many times, the Indian Paint Brush (Castilleja spp.), is found growing with the bluebonnets.
The petals of the pink evening primrose (Oenothera speciosa) are very delicate, lasting only for the day.
Often, they are seen growing in small patches.
Along the road, I spotted the Texas Wild Spiderwort.
Yellow wildflowers are always an eye-catcher.
Because of the delicate lavender color of the wild verbena, it is sometimes over-looked.
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I don't blame you stopping and taking a look and it so nice to see flowers that are not crushed by snow! Suzy xReplyDelete
It was a perfect day to photograph...today, the winds are gusting 30mph. Maybe this is your last snow...Delete
Yes, I agree. Lovely flowers you have growing there in the wild. It's so nice to drive on countryroads, I like to do it too when I go home. But you already know. groetjes, GerdaReplyDelete
Hello Gerda...Yes, I saw your post about traveling the country roads. We both agree it is so peaceful.Delete
Gorgeous flowers Meggie, wild ones can outrival our carefully planted chosen flowers.ReplyDelete
Hello Anne...Yes, you are so correct. Even with the shortage of rainfall, they continue to bloom.Delete
Wow, these are beautiful flowers! We're getting snow tonight so we won't see anything like them for a bit.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Brian...yesterday was beautiful for the back road drive. Today we have terrible gusts of wind...but, the sun is still shining...No Snow for us.Delete
Our wildflowers aren't blooming yet. I have always thought a bank of bluebonnets would be a sight to behold. Lovely flowers.ReplyDelete
I guess you still have a few weeks to go before wildflowers. It always takes my breath away to see the banks of bluebonnets....you must see it to believe it. Once, on the farm when we had adequate rain, the pastures were all covered in the them. They grew to knee high!ReplyDelete
I love your bluebonnets!!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much...the side of the back roads and highways are covered with them.Delete
gorgeous flowers. so beautiful. ( :ReplyDelete
Thanks, Beth. That was a very interesting church on your today's post.ReplyDelete
What a lovely bunch of wildflowers.
Hopefully your snow will melt soon and reveal your wildflowers...Delete
They're all so pretty, but I'm especially fond of bluebonnets!ReplyDelete
They are breathtaking to see in open country!Delete
Dearest friend, I've been in Texas in the early spring and had the opportunity of seeing the wildflowers...especially, the breathtaking bluebonnets! I love that you appreciate the wild flowers, XOXOReplyDelete
As you probably know, Lady Bird Johnson had a hand in promoting our wildflowers. Here is the link to the wild flower center... http://www.wildflower.org/Delete
What a stunning field of "bluebonnets" are they a member of the lupin family!ReplyDelete
I have never seen them before. I would love to have those all over my fields.
Wild flowers are special.. I love to see them.. I take photos when i can, doing the same. put my car at the side of the road and take the snaps.
Is that your farm house in the distance on the last snap! a beautiful area that you live in.
Hi Val...yes they are (Lupinus texensis). As far as the farmhouse question, no, it is not. It is a special spot I enjoy on one of the back roads.Delete
Your flowers really took me back in time to my childhood growing up in Parker, Texas. The Indian Paintbrushes, the Buttercups (as we called them) and the Verbena..I loved them all. Thanks for the sweet memories!ReplyDelete
My dearest friend Meggie, I really miss your beautiful blog and your very beautiful photos. You are a really good friend and I must thank you for all your sweet words..:)9ReplyDelete
Yes, I keep following your nice posts..:))
All best wishes..