While the Hubs and Budge are away…Mama will take pictures and write a blog post (without a little budge on her back or ‘typin’ on her keyboard) #Winning
This variegated bluebonnet was featured on my Instagram a few weeks ago, but I thought it was too pretty not share again.
Look at that symmetry. Reminds me of the talking pansies in Alice in Wonderlnad.
And while the bluebonnets are starting to fade from heat and pure exhaustion (they’ve been blooming here since the beginning of March!),
others are taking their place.
Antelope Horns (Asclepias asperula) is a native milkweed AKA butterfly food!
I love how the flowers look like the little star gummies from Whole Foods.
The seeds on these guys are pretty cool too. Note to self to get a picture…
Prairie fleabane seen growing in a natural area on a rocky slope.
It glows in the western sun beneath some small live oaks.
Crow Poison (Northosocrum bivalve) also catches ones eye and smells amazing. It looks similar to Wild Garlic/Onion but is usually white and doesn’t have the telltale smells of oniony leaves.
Blue Gilia, one of me faves, because ya know I like anything blue and/or purple.
A wider shot with Blue Gilia, Blackfoot Daisy and Four Nerve Daisy.
And another fave, Blue Eyed Grass (the pinks are Wild Garlic/Onion)
The Cedar Sage, a native which I planted and then transplanted, is doing great and putting on a beautiful show and feast for the Hummers.
The purple color of the Prairie Verbena looks almost fake in the shady natural light of our front yard.
I had never seen this wildflower in yard before yesterday, but it’s so cute. Venus’ Looking Glass (Triodanis perfoliata)
This pretty little guy always stumps me as to what it is. I’ve looked on my favorite app: Wildflowers of Central Texas and it really looks like it could be several different species and yet none. The flower reminds me of a Four Nerve Daisy, but I have those and the foliage looks completely different. Any ideas?
I can’t get enough of these Orange Indian Paintbrushes. You can see the natural red color in the background and following pictures.
In fact, we’ve never had this many Paintbrushes ever!
Love that lipstick red, and we didn’t even have to drive anywhere to see this beautiful display!