Sunday, August 6, 2017

FINDING NATURES BEAUTY AROUND US

Took some pictures at the farm that when I looked back at them they were just too pretty not to share...


Blue skies, white clouds, and green trees...nothing prettier when you're in the country.


This is a weed of some sort, but dang if it's not pretty, in a "don't touch it with bare hands" kind of way of course, ha. 


This is a fungus on a tree of all things, but it has the prettiest colors.  It almost looks like something from "The Painted Desert" national park in Arizona.  Reminds us the colors of Autumn.

Yesterday was a hot day, and it rained, update tomorrow. It's about to rain today, so we're staying in town where it's cool.  

18 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

Nature is THE best artist. Her gallery is pretty spectacular too.

Lesley UK said...

It isn't a weed. It's Sea Holly. I've got quite a lot of it in my garden. Our weather here in the UK is certainly different from yours. We've had our first home grown tomatoes today. lol! Peace and Blessings

Anne in the kitchen said...

Can't beat nature not only for her beauty but also her unpredictability.

Jkl said...

We have sea holly on our land too. You can look it up under Eryngium.
Beautiful pics!

Practical Parsimony said...

Nature's beauty is captured well for me in that first picture. That tree fungus looks like a rock outcropping. I never heard of a sea holly. I will have to look up that one. You don't live near the sea at all. Nice pictures.

1st Man said...

She does well doesn't she? Lots of experience as an artist. :-)

1st Man said...

Wow, thanks for that info. I called it a weed because they just randomly pop up all over the property. I will have to research that, see if I can do something like it on purpose, ha. Thanks and yay for homegrown tomatoes, enjoy!!! Nothing like it! And thanks for stopping by!!

1st Man said...

Amen to that. You never know what or where something beautiful will pop up.

1st Man said...

That's so cool. Thanks for this info too. And thanks for the comment!

1st Man said...

LOL, first thing I thought when they said sea holly, the farm is a good 100 miles from the Gulf, ha. Yes, that tree fungus looked like rock to me too, especially in a closeup picture like that, ha.

Colleen said...

Such Beautiful photos. Ones that should be published in a magazine. Thanks 4 sharing your lovely pictures with us.
"Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own."
Charles Dickens

Linda said...

That fungus is called Polypore I believe. There are hundreds of verities but most grow on decaying wood. I have some on a hickory tree here in SC.

Brenda said...

I thought that was a Thistle, which we have a lot of here in SC. But it does look more like a Sea Holly, interesting! Beautiful pictures.

Sandy said...

1st Man,

Love your pictures! Beautiful skies over TX, and definitely don't touch the pretty purple weeds. Don't you just love the coloring?

I really like the fungus you've capture. I haven't seen this color before.

1st Man said...

LOIL, thank you!!! And I LOVE that Dickens quote.

1st Man said...

Thank you for this. I will have to look that up. This is on a dead mesquite branch.

1st Man said...

I thought it was like a thistle of some sort but it does match Sea Holly. Thank you!!!

1st Man said...

The colors were great that's why I thought I'd share them. Thanks for stopping by!!! As always!!