Monday, July 28, 2014

YELLOW FLOWERS MAKE US SMILE




Nature provides us color when we least expect it.  These lovely yellow flowers are springing up all over the place.



When I mow, they are all along a lot of the paths.  Of course, as I mow they make me smile.  Definitely 'zen'.



And when we go for a walk around the property, they are popping up in fields and are definite smile makers there too.
Prairie Coneflower
Here is a close-up.  I'm not 100% sure, but it looks like a species of wild coneflower.  They grow just like a regular coneflower does and I think I found them in the Texas wildflower database.  It's called a Prairie Coneflower.

Yellow flowers are happy flowers!

12 comments:

  1. Here we have the black-eyed-susans all over the place. Including my garden. They make me smile too.

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    1. Don't they? It's funny how a flower can do that!

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  2. Ain't that the truth! We have black-eyed-suzies (as my husband calls them) and they are one of my favorite flowers. Happy, yup, that's it in a nutshell!

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    1. LOL! Glad to know others appreciate them as well! Happiness all wrapped up into a flower. :-)

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  3. Yes, I do believe they are coneflowers. Right now, my naked ladies are all I have to make me happy--36 in a row. I wish I had fields for flowers to grow. My friend lives in the country and just buys packages of seeds and sows them with abandon all along the road in front of her house and all over their many acres. She says they make her happy when she looks out the windows of her home office. We need happy flowers.

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    1. 36 in a row? I bet that is pretty. I never thought about sowing seeds just randomly everywhere around the property. I did one year try throwing some down along the fence lines but of course, nothing happened. Maybe I need to just poke holes in the ground and stick in seeds. I wonder if there is a tool that would make that easier, ha.

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  4. Yellow is such a happy color - and you have fields of happy!
    Bees and butterflies like this flower, it’s drought-tolerant, it seeds itself, and of course it’s pretty - a purt-near perfect flower. They are also good for cutting - so get a Mason jar and put a bunch on your weekend table for a spot of yellow-happy inside!

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    1. Yellow is a happy color for sure. "Fields of Happy" I like that!! You know if I tried this on purpose it wouldn't work, ha. I love the mason jar idea, will DEFINITELY do that this weekend and share the photo results!!

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  5. 1st Man,

    I always love all the wild flowers in TX.......most not all were started by Lady Bird Johnson!!!!
    These are gorgeous pictures........

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    1. I've heard that she was very prolific in getting wildflowers all around the state. The wildflower center is on our list to go visit sometime. Thank you for the pic compliment!

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