Sunday, November 28, 2010

One of the reasons I love living in Texas...

...is we still get wildflowers blooming in November.  (My apologies to the folks in the far north, buried under snows already - I'm definitely rubbing it in.  We DID get a hard frost yesterday, though.)
Blue mealy sage growing in the ditch along our road.  (I took this with my old camera so it's probably not as clear as it could have been, but I tend to drive with my old camera along for the ride and the abuse of rolling around in the car and being tossed into the glove box.)
Lantana blooming one more round near the front door.
Pineleaf vervain at the back door of the barn.
And bitterweed throughout the yard.
This one made me think of Dr. Seuss' "Horton Hears a Who"

12 comments:

Kent Island Red said...

The flowers are beautiful! I don't have that many blooming but was doing some clean-up in the garden yesterday and noticed that I, too, had lantana that was still blooming, along with a few black-eyed susans. Guess they just don't know when to quit!

Joe said...

Love the wild flowers. My wife had commented the other day that she still had a few flowers blooming. We had a hard frost last night so that probably ended our flower season.

Farmchick said...

Alas, I am floating in a sea of brown around here! These look so nice. I love the colors.

Nancy said...

I love the fact that you know the names of all of these wildflowers. The colors are spectacular. Must be the cooler weather. :)

texwisgirl said...

I have been learning more of the wildflowers this past year by relying on a couple of good Texas wildflower sites. Since I didn't grow up here, and the flowers are different from those in Wis, so I definitely have to look them up! :)

Judy said...

We have brown and no white yet. You can rub it in I don't care. That just means I get to see your beautiful photos.

Sharon said...

Love the Horton Hears a Who flower! Everything here is pretty much dead, had another hard frost again last night.

I'll bet you miss Wisconsin about as much as I miss Minnesota! LOL!

AJ said...

These flowers are so beautiful....

Louise said...

How lovely that you have flowers blooming still. No real snow here yet, but I noticed that we had a hard enough freeze to knock off the late blooming asters. Love the lantana. I planted some here this year, but it's long gone, taken in the first frost of the season.

I love to identify wildflowers, so it was especially nice to see that you had named all of yours. I can learn from you, what grows there that doesn't grow here.

Karen Thomason/Gordon Setter Crossing said...

The flowers are so pretty. Makes me long for summer and we are just now getting into winter....EARLY! Up here in Montana, we've got about a foot of snow and it's still coming down. Spring blooms are a long ways off for us!

Allison said...

THANK YOU for including the names of these flowers! I am always annoyed with how hard it is for me to remember them.

And yes...you are definately rubbing it in! :D You go girl!

Country Mouse Studio said...

beautiful November flowers :O)

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