Monday, May 20, 2013

April/May Wildflowers

I've already shown you our field of bluebonnets.
  Most are now going / have gone to seed.
A few neighbors still have Indian Paintbrushes throwing coral shades about, although their season is ending, too.
A few Texas Stars grow here.

I saved a few patches of Pink Evening Primrose from the lawnmower (with a few Texas Dandelions thrown in.)
Here's some of those Texas Dandelions by themselves.
Delicate spears of Pineleaf Vervain are everywhere.
And bursts of Golden Groundsel appear here and there (at least I think that's what this is!)
I think these are Dewberries, but anything with a vine I avoid like poison ivy. :)
The Indian Blankets (a.k.a. Firewheels) are beginning to take over the front pasture, now, mixing with the hay growth.

Admittedly, I did not work very hard to get these shots (and some are rather poor), and I've missed quite a few wildflowers, but almost all of these were taken with my cell phone as I walked along our driveway. Spring in Texas can be magical.

141 comments:

Paula said...

Beautiful!

MarmePurl said...

a walk along your driveway just as magical as sitting by your pond.

Stewart M said...

Great looking flowers - do you do anything to encourage the flowers or do they just come along on their own?


Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Terri said...

I recognize a few of these by sight- I need to learn the names. I wish the Texas bluebonnets grew around my neighborhood, but they would have to cross the state line!

Carole M. said...

wow you sure have some colourful wildflowers - I keep liking the different references we have between your bluebonnets and my knowing them as lupins

Lisa Gordon said...

How wonderful to have all of those wildflowers around you. I love the bluebonnets.

RoeH said...

Don't you just wish that they would stay at least a month longer? I love wild flowers. And dandelions are included in that.

Brk Trt said...

What a drab world this would be without such beauties.

Arija said...

You said it, Spring in Texas certainly is magical! Such a wealth of wildflowers, I don't know how you can bear mowing even a little patch.
Thank you Theresa for this awesome wealth of flowers.

Kay G. said...

Oh, I love your wildflowers!
I hope you love Lady Bird Johnson as much as I do!

I just did a post about blue flowers and when I saw your bluebonnets, they made me smile!
We have gaillardia in a pot, and I am glad to know they are called firewheels!

Primitive Stars said...

Oh I love flowers, thanks for taking me on a beautiful walk through fields of them in Texas, loved seeing them, made my morning, Francine.

Tanya Breese said...

oh they are so beautiful! i love wildflowers!

Janey and Co. said...

I love Texas...especially in the Spring. Great pictures.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

All of the colors are very pretty! Funny how the dandelions look different than they do here:@)

holdingmoments said...

Much better than a garden full of cultivated flowers Theresa.

Maggid said...

It DOES look magical . . . I read a lot about it - so, thank you for an actual view.

love & love,
-g-

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I have to hand it to Texas - they really do have the best wildflowers!

Jill said...

Absolutely magical and beautiful!

Cranberry Morning said...

Beautiful! I think springtime almost anywhere is wonderful. Especially here, in the northland, it's such a welcome relief from the never-ending cold. I would love to visit Texas in the springtime, but we seem to visit our daughter and SIL there in the winter. Can't imagine why.

andy said...

There is not much better than a country field full of wild flowers ! Have a great start to your week !

Hilary said...

You sure do get some beautiful field flowers out your way. The colours are just beautiful.

Ellie said...

These are so pretty - it is nice to see some lovely colour :))

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

It is a shame wildflowers do not last all year long then again we probably wouldn't appreciate them as much if they did.

Kerri said...

Very pretty!

DJan said...

Wow! Such colors and abundance. Very Texas-sized. :-)

Julia said...

Beautiful flowers. I hope that you picked yourself a beautiful bouquet for the house.

Hugs,
JB

Beth said...

The flowers are beautiful. I was surprised to see a painted daisy in the shots.

Lynne said...

Magical indeed . . . I wish I could throw a bunch of seeds in the air and end of with fields of wildflowers. I will join you for a walk down the lane anytime . . .

Molly The Wally said...

Spring in texas looks fabulous. Have a marvellous Monday.
Best wishes Molly

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa,
Wow, thank you SO much for introducing the rare kind of flowers for me♡♡♡ Enjoyed the lovely flowers very much. I checked Indian paintbrush with PC how they look like; haha, at first the word 'paintbrush' didn't gave me the image of the flower.
Thank you very much for the lovely time of enjoying flowers(*^_^*) 

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan to my American photographer friend, xoxo Miyako*

dinascitywildlife.com said...

So many beautiful colors! You don't see fields of flowers like that here in central Florida.

Fjällripan said...

Beautiful flowers! I especially like the indian blankets :))

Michelle said...

That is some serious beauty for just along the driveway!

Gail Dixon (La.Belle) said...

Great collection of phone shots. Sure do miss the Indian blankets. Didn't know their nickname was firewheel.

Jo's World said...

The bluebonnets are my favorite, maybe because you often see pics of whole fields of them!

Cheers,

Jo, Stella and Zkhat

Judy said...

I wish we would head to Texas this time of year. Pretty, Pretty!!!

parker said...

Wonderful celebration of Wildflowers; and all from your ranch! Double Nice!

Linda R said...

All those wild flowers look so pretty. That must be a beautiful walk in the morning.

Hugs~

Monika B. said...

Sou beautiful photos

Debbie said...

isn't it amazing how such beautiful flowers grow with no care at all....

at mother natures hand!!

bon bon said...

all gorgeous! and texas dandelions are much prettier than wisconsin's. yay, spring!!!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Wow, Texas puts on a fine show in the spring! I love the coral flowers and the Indian Blankets. I can't imagine walking down my driveway and seeing all that beauty. Thank you for sharing it with us!

Karen S. said...

Yes, magical is a great word, and I think you captured it all perfectly! Thanks for sharing- not so much of that going on in my world ..... yet, but soon.

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Tex it is beautiful there with all your flowers! I am assuming your rain situation is better than last year? We finally got an inch of rain last night.. :) We were needing it and I think more is on the way. The Pineleaf Vervain which I have never heard of, is beautiful! That picture of the Indian Painbrushes.. sigh.. :)

Raggedy Creations said...

love the variety of wildflowers you have there....we only have dandelion and phlox around here.

Felicia

polkadotpeticoat said...

What a beautiful sight....I can't wait for our Lupine to show next month. I woke up to a beautiful sunny morning yesterday and today...now if it will just warm up past 39, will be in good shape! Heidi

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

Looks lively. Those firewheels are amazing!

ellen abbott said...

I don't think we have the Texas star down here. our bluebonnets are gone by, just waiting for the pods to pop before we mow. evening primrose done too. but the cone flowers and black eyed susans are coming on. I don't have any firewheels yet. have a packet of seeds though. it's day lily time here now.

Bev said...

Love wildflowers!!

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Tex
What a wealth of wild flowers and colours you have near you. You are so blessed to have this on your door step.
Margaret

Patty Woodland said...

The Firewheels are gorgeous

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

The wildflowers are beautiful. I would love to take a walk along your driveway.

ladyfi said...

Oh yes - those wildflowers are magical!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
You do have quite a show of wildflowers in your region! Enjoy them while they last...
Hugs,
Mariette

edenhills said...

Beautiful! I love all the color you have in your pasture.

Tombstone Livestock said...

I don't think anything can compare to the bluebonnets.

Helma said...


I will be quite cheerful again when I see all these flowers. What a kleruenpracht! The flower in picture 11 I do not know but I think umm very nice.
Greetings, Helma

OT Thank you for your condolences after the death of our sister / sister. It has done us really well. Tomorrow is the funeral.

don said...

This is such a fine collection of wild flowers that bloom each spring. You captured fine selections of each kind of flower. Very pretty post./

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I LOVE them all Around here every flower growing in a pasture is considered a weed which has to be killed. I wish I could install in the local people a true love for all things wild.

Jacquelineand.... said...

These are gorgeous Tex, and definitely brought a smile to my face.

Leovi said...

Great shots, I like the light and color in those flowers, a wonderful spring field, nice pictures!

Karen said...

Wonderful wildflowers!

sylvia kirkwood said...

Love your flowers for the day, wonderful spring colors!

bailey-road.com said...

So many different masses of colorful wildflowers. The seedpods of the bluebonnets are interesting-looking too.

grammie g said...

Hi Teresa...Nature paint palette lovely colors growing wild : )
Grace

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Theresa, Beautiful wildflowers there in N.E. TX! I miss those but we do have a few wildflowers on the roadways here in Marion County, FL these days. Have an excellent Tuesday tomorrow!

Small City Scenes said...

Very magical indeed. Lovely wildflowers. MB

S. J. Qualls said...

Must be nice to just take shots along the driveway and come up with so much beauty!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

That field of bluebonnets looks amazing. I could see myself spending several hours there.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Oh, pretty! I love that field of blue.

Chatty Crone said...

It is amazing how they come up all by themselves and they are so beautiful. sandie

Marissa said...

Oh I love it!!!!!!
gorgeous pictures.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Oh you gave us a switch from birds. This is beautiful indeed. I am a great lover of wild flowers.

Thank you for show and tell.

Your cell phone does wonders.

I guess I missed your field flowers so glad you re showed again. Lovely!

nic.b van es said...

o wat een heerlijk gebied,

Gail said...

Beautiful!

RedPat said...

What a great assortment and a very nice tour that you gave us!

Terry and Linda said...

You are so right! Spring is magical!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
http://deltacountyhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Your wild fire wheels are much prettier than the domesticated version. Mother nature is so awesome.

Robin Lamb said...

T, what a glorious splash of colour. You have such a great variety of flowers.

Sandra said...

they are all gorgeous, we only have the blanket flowers here. my favorite of your Texas flowers is the paintbrush, with the blue bonnets 2nd and very close

Giga said...

Uwielbiam wszystkie polne kwiaty. Piekna i kolorowa jest łąka. Pozdrawiam.
I love all the wild flowers. Beauty and the color is meadow. Yours.

Icy BC said...

You live in such a gorgeous surroundings! Love the Texas stars!

Nancy J said...

Lovely wild flowers, great to see all the different shades, and so many massed together in a paddock is nature in a wonderful way. Cheers from Jean

Ms. A said...

This was supposed to be the first year for me to get out and capture all this beauty, with hubby's retirement. Michael's health crisis nixed that, but I did get to enjoy the bluebonnets in my backyard! Maybe next year. Thank you for sharing yours with me.

georgettesullins said...

Your SOOCP shots are wonderful. What a lovely season of wildflowers we've had! We are blessed again this spring.

Pantherka said...

Beautiful. I love meadow flowers.

Pat Tillett said...

Great shots! I love wildflowers!
There are a lot of Firewheels and Poppies around here right now.

Kat Griffin said...

I love the photos of your wildflowers the Indian blanket is my favorite

-KAT-

Leave It To Davis said...

These are all why I love the spring time here! It is indeed magical! But, Lord be with us when summer comes....dried up hay everywhere! It's just the ugliest time of year here. As a kid, I loved it, but as an adult, I hate summer. You did wonders with your cell phone. I can't get that good quality pictures with mine. Mine is getting old, I guess. I don't want to update though because it will through me into another 2 year contract!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Wow, you've really got a variety of wildflowers! I think they are really pretty. We only have a couple different varieties here in our neck of the woods, but I do love them!

MTWaggin said...

So many lovely flowers (aka also gaillardia but I like Indian Blankets better and I have those in my garden). Beauty!!!!

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely blue flowers.

Casey said...

I don't get to see a few of those around here, so thanks for sharing!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Texas would have to have so many beautiful wildflowers! :)

Stephanie said...

Great shots of all the wildflowers. I have special fondness for the Blue Bonnets.

By the way are you an afiliate for Nutribullet?

It's me said...

Lovely flowers ...have a Nice week.....love Ria ...xxx ....!

Karen said...

Fields dressed in wildflowers, such a beautiful sight.

Nancy Claeys said...

Nothing prettier than a flower-filled pasture. :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

They are so beautiful. I love wildflowers, they are my favorite!

Dianna said...

So gorgeous. I do have the primrose blooming...
I did have Indian Blanket, but we had our beds "demulched", and I'm afraid I lost that plant...

Stephen Hayes said...

Beautiful pictures. They remind me of that wonderful Emerson quote: Earth laughs with flowers.

pattisjarrett said...

It's too bad they can't stay around awhile longer. Texas Dandelions! Maybe mine are from Texas, and I need to return them. ;)

Cloudia said...

You show the beauty of Texas! Love this post, TeX:-)


Aloha

eileeninmd said...

You have some beautiful wildflowers around your place and driveway. I love all the pretty colors and the flowers.

Farm Girl said...

I think it is beautiful. Just picture perfect, even with a phone. :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh your wildflowers are so amazing! We have Indian blanket here and paintbrush in Colorado and Oregon, but just about the only place I've seen the other ones is when we spent winters/springs in TX.

Marina Linhares said...

Elas estão chegando para colorir esse cenário maravilhoso!!!!

wayside wanderer said...

Texas wildflowers are the best and I love seeing them here. You sure have a lot of them on your property!

Buttons said...

Beautiful Tex just beautiful. B

Red said...

Spring in Texas can sure bring a lot of flowers. Ours are just starting to bloom. Now with the very long days things come very quickly here.

Barbara said...

They're gorgeous! Wish we had those Texas Stars near us. The Indian Blankets and Mexican Hats are taking over here, as well as Texas Thistle.

Karen Frost said...

Truly magical! I love the beautiful colors, especially the Indian Paintbrush and Blue Bonnets. It must be so heavenly to walk among those amazing flowers! xx

A Quiet Corner said...

Magical is an understatement!...:)JP

DeniseinVA said...

What a sight that must be. Your photos are wonderful!

SquirrelQueen said...

What a beautiful collection of wildflowers, many of which we don't see here.

Maple Lane said...

These are beautiful.

:.tossan© said...

Excellent! A beautiful colorful perspective very well prepared! hug

Sandy Carlson said...

It's great to have the names of these beauties. Your photos are fabulous.

Lynda said...

I LOVE the flowers. We had Indian paintbrushes in upstate NY where I lived as a kid. They were one of my favorites. We have friends here in TN who drive to TX every year just to see the Bluebonnets!

Linda said...

I love all the wildflowers, but those "firewheels" are gorgeous...very colorful.

Catherine said...

So many pretty colors!
xo C

SweetMarie said...

It does look magical there with all those beautiful colors! Pretty...pretty!

A View From A Brown Dog said...

Ohhh they are all so pretty, really like the fire wheel one's. Spring sure is beautiful where you are friend :)

Susan said...

They are all so pretty. I just wish they lasted through out the summer.
What a wonderful walk you have. Wish I could go on a walk with you, with the dogs (including Tiah) and the horses following us. We could both take so many fun pictures!

Randy said...

These are great. I like the variety of colors.

Annette Mickelson said...

I love all those wild flowers. Here we get dandelions and lupin and dandeliions and poppies and dandelions...

Mandy Southgate said...

Wow, what a gorgeous post. I popped over here from Kitty's blog. You live in a very beautiful part of the world! I really miss communing with nature here in the city.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Wondeful pictures.. Fullcolors.. Congrats..

Hanne Bente said...

Beautiful pictures you show with some beautiful wild flowers :)

McGuffy Ann said...

Beautiful flowers! Thanks for sharing!

Becca said...

I love to see a field of wildflowers. Lovely photos. I especially enjoy the last one...Love the telephone poles...reminds me of shots I have of my Aunt & Uncle's property in Oregon. :-)

Ron said...

Cell phone? Cell phone?? LOL

You've got a lot of flowers along your drive!

barbara l. hale said...

Nice to get a taste of what Texas is like in the springtime. I love fields of wildflowers and they seem to be very well done down there!

Deb said...

love our Texas wildflowers...

Brian King said...

Beautiful flowers! I didn't realize they die off so quickly.

Jeevan said...

Wonderful photos on the blossoms!

Michaele said...

Magical is the perfect word for it. I would love to see a field of Indian Paintbrush. It is the Wyoming state flower and my parents never let me pick them : (

Margaret said...

Bluebonnets will forever mean "Texas" to me.

Paul said...

Nice collection of wildflower pictures, you Texans are sure proud of your Bluebonnets!

amanda | wildly simple said...

I really like those firewheels!!

This has been such a strange spring for me.
Normally I spend every day in May out in the woods, finding new woodland wildflowers popping up. It's something I love immensely.
We are JUST getting the very first blooms of our marsh marigolds. We are far behind, roughly a month now, compared to recent years.
I love wildflowers! Thanks for sharing yours. :)

Rose said...

I LOVE that first shot...

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