Sunday, April 15, 2012

Some of the Indian Paintbrushes

Last Monday's barn photo included a sprinkling of Indian Paintbrushes in a pasture. A couple of you expressed interest in seeing them up close (there's one shot in my header, actually).

First, here's a small patch growing in Next Door Neighbor's pasture. Several fields on the way to town are blanketed in their coral/orange hues each spring.
And here are some blooms from our back pasture.

 They range in color from hot fuschia
 to soft pastel pink.
 I love them as much as our bluebonnets.
Speaking of bluebonnets, just in case you're not sick of seeing them, a patch from the front field...
Ahhh...

The blossoms are fading for this year. I've got one more set of pics of them I might force upon you, yet...

126 comments:

It's me said...

Beautiful.enjoy a happy sunny suday......love from me....xxx..

Mike said...

The paintbrushes look like the flowers growing in patches on I 95, south NC.

I have Bluebonnet in the fridge. I use it all the time. :p

Kathy said...

And thanks again to you we have some of these pretty little flowers. They have lasted much longer than the bluebonnets. I can't wait until spring next year to see how many return.

Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

The Paintbrushes are beautiful close up, I love the color. You can post flowers and birds anyday, I love them all!

thesedaysofmine.com said...

Oh, I wish we had wildflowers like that in Virginia! Do these both bloom all summer?
Thanks for sharing them with us. All we seem to have are buttercups....

rainfield61 said...

They look tiny, but also look big.

Lynne said...

Thank you, they are so pretty and cheered me up this morning . . .

Betty Roan said...

The Paintbrushes are beautiful and so are the Bluebonnets. If anyone tells you they are sick of them, I would look into having them committed. ;)

DJan said...

They are indeed lovely. Part of the magic of flowers is their brief visit each spring and summer. Our Indian paintbrush is just coming out in the hills.

Sandra said...

thanks, i love these and the blue bonnets. can you pick either of them and bring them in to put in a vase? i love wild flowers and especially when i can bring them inside.

Jill said...

I can't get enough of these wildflowers. Bring 'em on!

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

I love those happy flower faces! Could NOT ever get tired of seeing your fields of flowers!

Magia da Inês said...

Adorei... campos em flor.
Sou louca por flores... vê-las pertinho, sentir o perfume.
Boa semana!
Beijinhos.
Brasil.
¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮

JM said...

What a great name for these lovely flowers!

Charade said...

I'm so fond of Indian Paintbrush, and I've never seen them in coral, so this was a special treat. Never hesitate to post Bluebonnets, as I don't think many of us get to see them in our areas.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

The color of the paintbrushes is so unusual, I think that's why I like ti so much.

Fireblossom said...

I wonder why bluebonnets only grow in Texas? It's kind of neat that it's that way, though. Emmylou Harris and Willie Nelson sing a neat song about that. I like the Indian paintbrushes, too!

Birdman said...

I hate it when beauty fades. I wait all winter for our irises and they go sooooo fast. Boo Hoo.

Jan n Jer said...

Gorgeous n so delicate!

Ron said...

Great color! Did you have your clothes on when you took these? LOL
(I just read your comment on Val's blog about her towel shooting moment)

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

They are very pretty. Take those wildflower photos while you can!

laurak@forestwalkart said...

great close ups!! what a beautiful flower.
then again...what flower isn't!

OH and you don't have to FORCE flower pic's on me...i'll take 'em freely!

Tiago Braga said...

lovely flowers, smell like spring this shoots

Michelle said...

Lovely! You can keep forcing these pictures upon us!

Comment1 said...

lovely! There's so much going on with these tiny flowers. Love the watercolour colours.

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

I love seeing patches of color in fields of green!

Lois Evensen said...

What beautiful splashes of color! Wonderful. :)

Debbie said...

ooohhhh force away!! i always love whatever you are sharin'!! i especially love the varity of things you photoghaph...my only wish is that you would "talk" more!!

they looked a lil peachy to me in the first picture!!

Judy @ daily yarns said...

Those are pretty. I would love to see them growing in my fields.

grammie g said...

Hey Teresa...Lovely ..spring is so gorgeous ..wish the flowers lasted longer..these are so beautiful!!
I don't get tired of your Bluebonnets :}}}
Grace

edenhills said...

They are beautiful! I can take the pictures you want to share with us.

Rita said...

Share! Yes, share some more!
I wonder why they call them Indian Paintbrushes? Interesting. They are very pretty. :)

momto8 said...

just so pretty! another gift!!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

I'll never tire of the wildflowers in springtime! They are so pretty.

parker said...

Paintbrushes and Bluebonnets, sure spruces up the countryside. Nice!

bailey-road.com said...

Lovely! Never tire of seeing beautiful blooms!

Bev said...

Ah green and colour...but heh... I have brown one day...and white the next:)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Both of these flowers are so pretty. I am amazed at the large field filled with them.Where I live the armers would likely go in and kill them,because they 'might' hurt the cattle or something crazy like that.

Darcie (My Modern Country) said...

They are so sweet and beautiful! Thanks for this pretty view of Spring-just what I needed this morning :) It's starting to green up here, too...we had an inch of rain several days ago, AND...it's raining right now! YAY!!!

polkadotpeticoat said...

These are beautiful you live in a little bit of heaven!

Andrew said...

Beautiful images.. the flowers are lovely and it's great to see all the greenery..

Deb said...

Indian paint brushes are my favorite...we need to go to our property and see if we have any this year...

islandwonder said...

Those are wonderful wildflowers. I have never seen those before.

Farm Girl said...

I really enjoy seeing your wild flowers. I am glad the cows didn't break in and eat them all.
After last summer, I bet you really are loving all of that green.

Dar said...

I would love to see the spring blooms of TX again...miss those brilliant colors of your spring.
BlessYourHeart

Sylvia K said...

Always enjoy your flowers and those are two that I miss here in the northwest! Beautiful captures as always!

Randy said...

On of my favorites. Love the bluebells too.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Wow, they are fun flowers! Love the great colors-enjoy:@)

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful!
Wish I could see both your Indian Paintbrushes and bluebonnets here.
Love to see more of them.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh please do (force them on us). Love Indian Paintbrush, we do see that plant when we travel, even in Eastern Oregon...but I never tire of it. And the bluebonnets, only in Texas.

Wout said...

According to the television, there are several natural disasters in Texas. But not in your area, I see. It looks beautiful with all those flowers. Greetings, Wout

Catherine said...

Mmmm...looks like a perfect place for a picnic! Lovely!
xo Catherine

Robin said...

T, they are very pretty! I'd love to see both them and the bluebonnets up close and personal!

joo said...

Oh, such a beauty!

Gone Country said...

They're both so pretty by themselves but when clustered together they're gorgeous!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Well--I love Indian Paintbrush--but I REALLY love Texas Bluebonnets... Do you have Evening Primrose also? I used to love seeing the 3 in combination...

Have a great day, Pretty Lady.
Hugs,
Betsy

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

The Paintbrushes and Bluebonnets are beautiful. I wish we had them here.
You don't have to force me to look at flowers or barns!

Candy C. said...

Beautiful flowers, I always enjoy seeing the Indian Paintbrush!
P.S. I know I would love to see more of the Bluebonnets too! :)

Andee said...

The flowers are beautiful. I've been hunting flowers all day and putting them in the dye pot to dye my yarn. I bet they could make some beautiful colored yarn.

Grant Blakeney said...

I wish they grew here.

Karen said...

I love wildflowers!

KAT said...

lovely picture that first one especially it is a nice peaceful landscape. I like the color range of the Indian paintbrushes. thank you for sharing them

- KAT -

Susan said...

I love the colors, the flowers are so beautiful, it's to bad they only last for a little while.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful flowers, and everyone is wild, wild, wild.

Hilda R.B said...

Beautiful flowers. Never seen this before.
Thanks for sharing.
Great series from you.
From Hilda

Tammy said...

Love that colorful carpet, and the new header....so very Tex Wis :) Many of my favorite of your subjects are represented.

rkbsnana said...

Nice place you're living in girl.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

OH perfect! I see a bit of a difference between these and the ones in British Columbia...these are more delicate looking and have softer colors while the ones in BC are more rugged and have more vibrant colors. Each is pretty in it's own right. It must be wonderful to look out at you pastures and see these and the bluebonnets painting the view! The storms missed us here in the country but hit my hubby's workplace in the city. Not sure if he'll be back at work tomorrow. He was working this weekend (nights) and actually left the house to drive to work as the tornado was leaving the city...men ;) but had to return as they weren't letting anyone onto the property. It was quite the night. I hope things were calmer down there in Texas. Enjoy your Sunday. Maura :)

holdingmoments said...

What a beautiful sight.

Dawn said...

So beautiful. I love that coral color!
Been missing my blogger friends. I hope I can catch up soon....
hugs

Barb said...

Love Indian Paintbrushes! It will be July before I see them here . . .

Kay said...

I see these flowers in our canyons here in SoCal when I go out hiking with my dog. This year though, have not seen them as we did not get much rain during the winter. We have been getting our rains late this year.

Kay

Linda said...

Force away. Both the Indian paint brushes and the Bluebonnets are lovely and worth seeing often.

Angela Häring-Christen said...

I like the colour. Can you eat this flowers? A green salad with some flowers looks great.
Have a nice day.

barbara l. hale said...

Indian Paintbrushes and Bluebonnets...how nice is that? I am looking forward to the next installment.

Ellie said...

I've never heard of indian paintbrushes before it is very pretty though. Lovely shades of pink and red. The fields are looking very pretty.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi TexWisGirl, Oh now you are showing me what I miss about no longer living there in Northeast Texas! Torture by blossom! Ha! I do love both types of the wildflowers. Have a great coming week and enjoy your fine views!

Betty Manousos said...

i'm late but i'm finally here!

i've never heard of indian paintbrushes before, either.

what lovely fields...makes me want to go running in all those beautiful flowers!

FOREST SNAPPER said...

Lovely wild flowers ,Natures great, ever few weeks something new pops up to delight us. well done

Peter

lisa said...

These are just beautiful, and the last time I saw them, I was in....TEXAS!!!!

Sending you wishes for a wonderful start to your week!

pattisjarrett said...

You have such pretty colors in the spring! Can't wait until you "force" the rest of the photos on us. :)

Linda said...

Well, I, for one, eagerly await your other flower photos! These Indian Paintbrushes were just beautiful, and I loved the bluebonnets...so bring 'em on!

eileeninmd said...

The Paintbrushes are gorgeous, lovely wildflowers. Beautiful shot, Theresa.

Carole M. said...

it is just delightful to see the spring flowers in your fields; nature is special

Jo's World said...

If April showers bring May flowers, I should have some flower pics for you next month! I love your wild flowers though! The bluebonnets most of all.

Cheers,
Jo, Stella and Zkhat

Annette said...

We came across some on our trail ride this morning. So bright and cheerful!

Chatty Crone said...

Beautiful wildflowers. sandie

Jenn Jilks said...

Already?! We are so far way from this plant.
Thanks for visiting!
Greetings from Cottage Country!

timkeen40 said...

These are some amazing photos. I love country no matter where it comes from.

Tim

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I'm enjoying the gorgeous colors!

Lisa RedWillow said...

Just gorgeous. My fav wildflower that blooms here also. It come in July and August and in a few colors.
Loved your post.

heyBJK said...

They're beautiful! Love the colors.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

I'm partial to the color of the paintbrush. Great, rich, coral colors!

sharon said...

I have always loved Indian paintbrush and blue bonnets! I love how the Texas highways are always painted with flowers in the spring!

Bernadine said...

Really beautiful pictures of the flowers. I never get tired of seeing the blue flowers! Please, post more. :-)

Genie said...

How are they going to hold up if your friendly MOO visitors come back tromping thru your fields. We had one out in the road the other day, and I immediately thought of you and that post. Your fields are just so pretty. Am keeping my fingers crossed that Mr. Steven’s Farm has the fields of red poppies again this year. Thanks for all of you kind words. The fire nearest us is only 30% under control, and if the winds shift again we are going to be beck in the evacuation area...YUCK! Have been in bed all day Thursday , Friday, and today trying to get the spasms under control. I have been pain free all day today so I am upbeat that all will go OK with school starting back in the morning. I have had this since I was 13, so it is basically a way of life with me. And things could be a lot worse.Take care and have a nice week filled with not too much work on the ranch and lots of picture taking. genie

Angela said...

Those are gorgeous wildflowers! I'd love to have a field of wildflowers like that!

latebloomerbuds said...

Lovely to see up close and personal! Glorious as a carpet, and individually too. They are so delicate. Margie

Marie said...

You make my heart just pitter-pat! I miss these beautiful Texas blooms! I always loved the Indian Paintbrush as much as the Bluebonnets, too!

Michaele said...

***LOVE***

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Beautiful. I love all of them, but a little partial to the bluebonnets. Have a great week.

missing moments said...

Those bluebonnets are gorgeous! I lived in Texas years and years ago ... I forgot how pretty the spring was.

de engineur said...

The close-up image on pic#2 looks 3-D and it's like it is popping out of the laptop screen. Great takes.

Paula said...

I don't think anyone gets tired of seeing wildflowers in picture or in person. All the yellow and orange flowers on our way to Hondo Easter sunday were beautiful too.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

The bluebonnets, paintbrushes, and Indian blanket flowers are some things I definitely miss about Texas. Superb captures!

Michelle Renee said...

I'm "trying" not to be jealous of all your pretty wildflowers, but it's NOT WORKING!

Enjoy!!! :)

Rohrerbot said...

Gorgeous flowers. We have them up on Mt. Lemmon and it's always fun to find them along the trails. I've never seen them grow in bunches like you have over there. Beautimous!

Tammy said...

Gorgeous blossoms! The colors are delightful!!

Brita said...

It feels like it's spring in the air / Brita

Montanagirl said...

Oh, the flowers are just soooo beautiful!

Barb said...

Keep the pics of the bluebonnets coming - it snowed in the mts last night! It will be awhile before I'll see those lovely paintbrush.

Elaine said...

So beautiful!

Stewart M said...

What great flowers. They remind me of the flush of spring flowers I used to see in woodlands in the UK.

The battle against the virus continues - I think I may be starting to win!

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

Marco Alpha said...

Hello Theresa,
Wonderful all these brightly colored spring flowers. It's a great time to see all the flowers are coming up.

Much greetings,
Marco

SquirrelQueen said...

Beautiful! You can show me all the flowers you want, I never get tired of lovely blooms.

Ginger said...

Beautiful flowers!! Thanks for sharing.

Nancy Claeys said...

Such lovely wildflowers -- I wish they grew in Nebraska!

SweetMarie said...

There's only one thing that could improve these beautiful photos...your fur babies! I just love these flowers...so gorgeous!

Cindy said...

There is no where on earth like springtime in Texas! Breathtaking!

Giga said...

Cudownie wyglądają takie ukwiecone kwiatami pastwiska.Pozdrawiam serdecznie.
Wonderful flowers look like those flowery meadows. Best regards.

Lindy MacDuff said...

Such wonderful splashes of color from both flowers. Who could ever get tired of the Bluebonnets? (not me!)

Rose said...

Oh, these are so appealing...you should do a painting of them. I do think they would be so lovely.

wayside wanderer said...

It might be wrong for this native to admit it but I love these better than the bluebonnets.

Hilary said...

These are so lovely.

Jenny Woolf said...

How gorgeous. And I love the name Indian Paintbrushes, I wonder how that came about. I have seen these in the mountains of canada, but later in the year. A fabulous sight!

Jeevan said...

Thanks for coming up with the close view of the paintbrushes. The flowers were very pretty and stunning in color!

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