Monday, March 14, 2016

TEXAS WILDFLOWERS ARE COMING UP

I posted this late yesterday, it was supposed to be for today but I messed up the automated post timing.  So in case you saw this yesterday and wondered why there is no post today...well now you know, ha.  

Beautiful, but WET weekend here.  The yard was swamped with water.  We had almost 5 inches of rain last week.  Needless to say there is nothing I could do outside.  When I stepped out of the car, my foot sank into the mud.

Got most of the inside finished...and by finished I mean, cleared out the clutter...but there will still be much cabinet/closet/shelves/drawer organizing in our future but hey, just walking in and having it 'back to normal' is a relief.

Now we need to get the inside cleaned up.  How many dead bugs CAN accumulate in windowsills?

The famous Texas wildflowers are coming up like crazy this year so I thought I'd share some pictures.  Our bees should be VERY happy...

Indian Paintbrush and other wildflowers
There are a couple of Indian Paintbrush above, love them almost as much as Bluebonnets.  Those aren't up yet but should be soon.  


Wildflowers along fence line
This is just down the road from our driveway, just popping up in the ditches.  They are so pretty!

Field of Texas wildflowers
This is an amazing field right across the road that is nothing but a sea of purple and yellow.  Seeing it in person is incredible. 

Didn't get to clearing off the porch just yet but hey, that's an "outside" project and that will all being next weekend (weather permitting).  Sure hope it dries out by next weekend.  Standing water and mud does not make for good outside activities.


20 comments:

Texas Rose said...

Gorgeous wildflowers! Being out in the country, you can just walk out or go down the road and see all of nature's beauty.

FionaG said...

Such beauty! I love wildflowers, particularly when there are rolling hill covered with colour.

Alison said...

Thanks for giving us a taste of the outdoors. I can't wait to see them myself.

Colleen said...

Beautiful.
All we have to do is open our eyes and notice the beauty around us.
"Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the flowers in it." by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.

Margaret said...

Those wildflowers are so pretty! We've been very wet here too. Not as bad as you guys - no feet sinking in the mud quite yet! - but definitely putting the kibosh on doing anything outside.

Anne in the kitchen said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty!

anne marie in philly said...

PRETTY! we have no flowers here yet; been a bit too chilly.

texomamorganlady said...

Saw this and thought of ya'll.

https://www.facebook.com/9News/videos/1022030431178127/

Anonymous said...

There ain't nothin' more beautiful than our Wildflowers, right?

Scarlett

Gail said...

Very beautiful.

1st Man said...

Yep, most of these are within eyesight of our mailbox.

1st Man said...

I wish we had rolling hills in this part of the state but even a huge field of them is so pretty!!

1st Man said...

thanks!!! the bluebonnets are just starting to come up....should be a good year.

1st Man said...

LOVE. IT. :-)

1st Man said...

It's a bit drier now since I put up this post, so that's good.

1st Man said...

Thanks, they are so beautiful in person!

1st Man said...

They'll come soon!!!

1st Man said...

Thank you for this link! I've heard of this but hadn't see the video. Pretty interesting!! Will definitely look into learning more about it. Thanks!!!

1st Man said...

Hi! Yep, our wildflowers are like no others in the country. Just amazing, fleeting, but amazing....

1st Man said...

Thanks!!! more pics soon!