Monday, April 22, 2013

Waves and Waves of Yellow


This is the time of year wildflowers cover the hills and road sides of the Blackland Prairie. Today, yellow was the predominant color for miles and miles.


The last few weeks bluebonnets, the Texas State Flower, have been the color most noticeable.










Then came the pink primrose...









As much as I would like to identify the yellow coreopsis-like flower, I could not decide on it's identity. If you would like to click HERE, you can see my dilemma. The delicate maroon colored flower is a Wine Cup.


I decided to sit down on the ground and let the wild Texas grass and flowers surround me.

At that moment, everything seemed so perfect......

Meggie Mac

22 comments:

  1. Those wildflowers en masse are beautiful Meggie.I would love to see them 'in the flesh' so to speak!

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    1. Hello Anne....even though I have seen them all of my life, returning each Spring, they still "blow me away".

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  2. Lovely pictures, Meggie! This is what I imagine Little House on the Prairie to be when Laura talks about all the wildflowers for miles around. Beautiful xxx

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    1. That is a great analogy....Texas is blessed with wide open spaces and beautiful wildflowers and grasses. On Sunday afternoons, you can see families, driving from the cities, just to have a family photo taken in the middle of all the flowers.

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  3. Stunningly beautiful - it's brought a tear to my eye. Thankyou for sharing Meggie- I never cease to be amazed at the beauty of the place you call home.

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    1. Oh Scarlet....you and your family would truly enjoy a vacation here.

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  4. I love this post Meggie,
    Your fields look a lot like ours here.
    the yellow flowers look a lot like ours here..but i have no idea of their name.
    You did what i have often wanted to do. .. take photos lying down amongst the wild flowers..
    beautiful photos.
    val x

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    1. Thank you Val. There are so many daisy like yellow flowers that I didn't want to misidentify them. Some have dark center, while others have rounded petals. It's a beautiful time of year.

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous! With snow STILL on the ground here, I really needed to see some flowers...

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    1. I'll share mine until your snow melts...

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  6. Ahhhhhh, flowers and fences. Two of my favorite things! Beautiful.

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    1. Mine too! I really wanted to save this photo for my Friday's Fences.

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  7. Oh how I would love to join you in that beautiful wildflower meadow Meggie, perhaps with a little wicker hamper filled with delicious treats.
    kim x

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    1. I'm ready, but, don't forget your large brim hat. The sun is hot, even in the spring time.

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  8. Meggie, I'm going to have to get a list of all your wildflowers so I can create them in paper--these are just breathtaking! XOXO

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    1. Susan, did you know there are about 4,600 native to Texas. That is because of the vast amount of different eco systems. After all, Texas is bigger than some countries.
      Which ever ones you decide on, I know they will be beautiful in paper.

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  9. How I envy all your beautiful wildflowers--and lack of snow!

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    1. I guess lack of snow is important...it won't be long for you. I enjoyed your last post....I have some of those "senior moment" too!

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  10. Wow! What gorgeous shots! The various colors are beautiful!

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  11. Really great pictures!! I never see anything like that in Iowa..I do think the yellow flower could be a lance-leaved coreopsis. You could take some to your local Extension Office, they should be able to identify it for you.

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  12. We're really enjoying our first Spring in this part of Texas (although today we seem to be having a repeat of winter-43 degrees outside). The bluebonnets have been gorgeous and the paintbrushes too. We have the same fields of yellow and also a bright purple. I've seen more flowers here that new to me! Glad to see the Wine cup identified-we have some around our place and the color is so bright, but I didn't know what they were called. Beautiful pictures!

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