Monday, March 19, 2012

THE WILDFLOWERS ARE STARTING TO BLOOM

Here in Texas, we love March and April...it's when the wildflowers go crazy in bloom.  Last Spring however was very dry, and so there were very few wildflowers.  This year, we've been blessed with a very wet Winter and looks like Spring will be wet as well.  That's making for what appears to be a bumper crop of wildflowers this Spring.  What we wouldn't give to have them year round, sadly they last about a month and then it returns to just green and weedy.  So while we have them, I thought I'd share what we saw this weekend at the farm:  

Above is the view of the pasture across the street from us.  We can't see it from the house as we are a few acres down the driveway, but we see it every time we drive in or out and that's just fine with us.  It's about 20 acres of these white flowers, it almost looks like water and is so pretty.


And above is just one small portion of the roadside ditch down at the end of the road we turn onto.  It's just literally a mile or so of these flowers on both sides of the road as we drive toward the farm.  The mix of colors is also SO pretty.  It's a beautiful way to arrive home.  I'll have some more pics, including the famous "Bluebonnet", next weekend when we drive around looking for more.

Hope you enjoy!

12 comments:

Frugal Living UK said...

Absolutely glorious. they may only flower for a month, but what a month to enjoy!

1st Man said...

Aren't they beautiful? Just google "texas wildflowers" and you'll see a ton of beautiful wildflowers. It's pretty stunning around here this time of year...it's a joy!

Jenny said...

Beautiful landscape! love all colors of blooms in spring :)

Tonya @ My Cozy Little Farmhouse said...

Soooo pretty! What a relaxing scene :)

Kelly said...

Very cool. I'm looking at coming to Houston the end of May/beginning of June. High school graduation for Sonya's daughter. Would you be available then?

1st Man said...

Spring is the prettiest time of year. I love the color of Autumn, but Spring is still so vibrant and colorful.

1st Man said...

Isn't it? They are just so tranquil and make me smile when I see them.

1st Man said...

Sure!! Can't say the farm will be finished (are they EVER finished?) but you'll get the grand tour. Just keep me posted so don't forget, ha.

The Happy Hippy said...

Looking beautiful - maybe we should change from Christmas and say of Spring "it's the most wonderful time of the year!"....

1st Man said...

I could TOTALLY get behind that!!! Ha. Just love the colors that nature comes up with. :-)

clif-davis said...

Are you going to set aside an unmowed section of land to spread blue-bonnet seeds? Have a friend north of Austin who grows blue-bonnets in her back yard every year which means she can't mow until after blue-bonnet season is over. Sounds like a good excuse to me. :-)

1st Man said...

You know I thought about that. A little too late this year, but I suppose if I started later this year, we could have bunches for next Spring. And hey, this time next year I might want ANY excuse not to have to mow!