Monday, May 27, 2013

More May Wildflowers for Memorial Day

The Indian Blankets (Firewheels) grow across the hay field.
 And run like a ribbon along the driveway.
And provide a burst of color if you stop to admire them.
A few Coneflowers are emerging.
In some places, they spill along the roadways.
The Prickly Pears are in bloom.


A few Pink Evening-Primrose are still hanging on.
 So is the little beetle! :)

Western Horse-Nettle is coming in like crazy, now.
And Silver-leaf Nightshade, too. (The blooms are so similar, but the leaves are different.)
The Bee Balm is coming up.
And the Milkweeds are about to bloom.
This bloom's got a customer.
A Gray Hairstreak butterfly hangs underneath.
This Winecup does, too!
A very happy bee.
Once again, almost all of these shots (some blurry because of wind or lack of standing still) were taken while I walked along our driveway with my handy cell phone.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
From our local Veteran's Memorial.
Bless the families that have made sacrifices for our freedom. We remember your heroes.

139 comments:

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

What beautiful flowers! I always find myself wishing they would last a bit longer; they really make the landscape look like a painting!

Enjoy your day!!

Carole M. said...

a lovely post and delightful wild flowers to enjoy along your driveway Theresa

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Excelentes fotografias....
Cumprimentos

MarmePurl said...

Beautiful walk along your drive and thoughts to focus on this day.

Dianna said...

Texas must have more beautiful wildflowers than any other state! (all we have are buttercups!)
Enjoy your day.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

What a delightful sample of Texas wildflowers you've posted today. Beautiful!

JM said...

Lovely! I especially like the 3rd shot, such beautiful flowers.

Birdman said...

Love that country dirt road shot amid the wildflowers.

Janey and Co. said...

Love love wild flowers. here in Colorado it's nearly July before they pop out.

eileeninmd said...

Happy Memorial Day! I love the flowers, the closeup of the Indian Blankets is my favorite. Beautiful photos!

Deb said...

I love that you know all the names of the wild flowers!!!

Magnolia Tea said...

Happy Memorial Day!
Love those primroses and bee balm.
The quote is solid and would do for us to have as a motto.

Bruce Clark said...

Nice shots...I love the colors in he Indian Blankets.

Sandra said...

if i were in Texas this time of the year i would have to buy 1000 gigs of camera cards, i feel a snap happy fugue coming on just looking at all thee gorgeous flowers. we have nothing like this here along the roads.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
You have lovely wildflowers highlighting this Memorial Day. May it soften the high price so many families paid for the FREEDOM of many...
Hugs,
Mariette

Alica said...

Beautiful flowers...thanks for taking the time to share them with us! It's a teaser of things to come here.

Kate said...

Oh, how lovely are those wildflowers. They are the best!

DJan said...

I had to be told where to look to see that butterfly, and then I wondered how I had missed it! Great shots, as usual, Tex! Remembering my loved ones today. :-)

Lynne said...

Best part about this post is . . . these are Wildflowers and there is no weeding! Your walk provides beauty and variety Theresa . . .

Loved this post! and the Ronald Reagan Freedom quote . . .

Molly The Wally said...

Beautiful flowers and those pix made us smile this morning. Have a marvellous Memorial Monday.
Best wishes Molly

Maple Lane said...

So very lovely! Some of these flowers are new to me. Happy Memorial Day.

Primitive Stars said...

Breathtaking blankets of flowers, so pretty....Thanks for sharing a bit of Texas with us, Francine.

Arija said...

Oh so beautiful to have all these native wildflowers. I remember being told that Lady Bird instigated wildflower plantings along the highways, so nice to see them flowering along the byways as well.

Margie said...

These beauties add so much to the landscape and our souls. Lovely T.

nic.b van es said...

het is een heel kleurrijk geheel geworden.

Hanne Bente said...

Beautiful wild flowers :)

Cranberry Morning said...

Beautiful! I absolutely love wildflowers. Fun to see the insects on them. We have many wildflowers here, of course, but you'll not see a prickly pear among them. lol I love the variety!

Jan n Jer said...

I am going to start calling you Nature Girl!! Gorgeous wild flowers...so summery! Happy Memorial day to you and yours Theresa!

Julia said...

It make going for a walk a feast for the eyes. I love the Indian Blankets. They are so joyful looking.

I wish that there were no need for any country to have to fight for what they hold dear and that there was peace and respect between nations everywhere.

Right now, it's time to remember the brave fallen soldiers who have sacrificed their lives and those who still serve.

Have a peaceful day.
Hugs
JB

Casey said...

Great photos! Love the winecups and beetles. Very colorful drive you have there!

Margaret Adamson said...

Well your walk and its wonderful selection of wild flowers are fantastic. However my favorite is the last one with the bee. Who wouldn't be cosy in that purple cup with necter to drink.

Barb Brookbank said...

I love wildflowers, and we seem to have a lot in common. Great captures!

Andrew Fulton said...

Lovely images, you have some stunning wild flowers in Texas.

Bev said...

Indian Blankets.. beautiful and what a wonderful name for them!!!

Beth said...

The wildflowers are beautiful!

Jo's World said...

A perfect post for Memorial Day, Tex.

Thank you.

Cheers,
Jo, Stella and Zkhat

holdingmoments said...

Nature at its best Theresa.

Dicky Bird said...

So pretty. Even the "weeds."

Linda said...

You have such variety of beautiful wildflowers. Isn't it wonderful how, as one fades away, another blooms to take its place? Those Indian Blankets are so pretty. I wouldn't have noticed the "customer" on that one if you hadn't pointed it out.

joeh said...

Beautiful wild flowers for Memorial Day...well done!!

parker said...

A nice tribute to Memorial Day. Varieties are many and colorful!

Gail said...

Beautiful.

President Reagan was such a wise man.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Such pretty colors! I love wildflowers. Great Memorial Day post :)

Cheryl @ TFD said...

There are so many pretty wildflowers in your state! Love the quote.

Crafty Green Poet said...

so many pretty flowers!

beyondwandering.com said...

Now, now, I want to live with you, or at least where you are...Your wildflowers are so beautiful, so like a dream!!!

Karen said...

What a wonderful array of wildflowers!

Sally Crowe said...

How wonderful and pretty. I love the cactus blooms!

Also, the pink evening primrose looks SO much what I used to have in a big container; they'd leave in the winter, come back in the spring. I would really like to find some again.

President Reagan, loved him.

xoxo

Farm Girl said...

very nice flowers. Great shots. Have a nice day.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

A wonderful assortment of flowers and you knew the name of every one (I'm impressed), although you could have said most anything and I wouldn't have known better.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Thank you for sharing the beauty of your wildflowers. Those Indian Blankets are spectacular. I wish we had those around here.

Leovi said...

Yes, beautiful photos, pretty flowers!

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

I just love wildflowers. It's nice to see yours and interesting how they are quite different from ours.

Karen S. said...

I can almost smell them! So lovely, thanks for sharing them.

Fireblossom said...

I love coneflowers. The firewheels almost don't look real!

Inger said...

What lovely fields you have. Thanks for your comment about our drought, it is a bit depressing, but the birds are singing so that's good.

Bob Bushell said...

What pretty flowers, love 'em.

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Beautiful beautiful flowers Tex!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I love all the Texas wildflowers! Thanks for sharing them with us.

polkadotpeticoat said...

What a beautiful post.....Heidi

Debby@Just Breathe said...

They are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing....I heart wildflowers.
Have a beautiful day.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Horse Neetle are nasty.

The flowers are beautiful down your lane.

Awesome blog as usual.

H.M Day!

S. J. Qualls said...

A very beautiful post!

Randy said...

I really like the milkweed.

barbara l. hale said...

Gorgeous wild flowers! No wonder Lady Bird Johnson was so enthusiastic about saving them.

Elizabeth Grimes said...

How beautiful. Love the primroses.

Ms. A said...

That's a LARGE VARIETY of beautiful wildflowers! I've never seen the Bee Balm. Quite an interesting layered bloom.

RedPat said...

I loved this tour of Mother Nature's garden.

Digi-Irma said...

Beautiful all the different wildflowers.
Regards, Irma

Pantherka said...

Great photos and beautiful flowers.

pattisjarrett said...

The world looks so pretty through your lens. Nice closing sentiment and quote.

MarkD60 said...

We have the same purple ones down here!

ladyfi said...

Those wildflowers are so very pretty!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I really love those coneflowers!

Patty Woodland said...

Wildflowers are so beautiful. Our balsam arrowroot is in bloom now and the mountainsides are covered with yellow.

Tammy said...

What a gorgeous assortment of wildflowers! You are so lucky to be able to enjoy them right in your own yard! Love that winecup...never seen that one before!

urokiswiata said...

Beautiful flowers photos...

Robin Lamb said...

T, a fitting tribute! Lovely shots!

georgettesullins said...

A happy and restful Memorial Day wish to you!

Madi and Mom said...

Thank you very much for dropping by to read my interview with Mad Snapper...the wildflower pictures are beautiful
Hugs Madi

Helma said...

I like very much wildflowers and then indeed fields full. Wonderful what you show TexWisGirl here :-)
Especially photo 3 I find fantastic with beautiful colors.

Nancy J said...

Theresa, wildflowers, in close-up and massed on the roadside, they show up so well, and flowers tell us nature survives a long cold winter abd show their beauty in spring.thinking of you all for Memorial Day.Greetings from Jean

Eva Ason said...

Beautiful flowers :)

Marissa said...

Nothing like Texas wild flowers..

MICKAN from QUEENS FIELD¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮ said...

What a lovely thing to show all wildflowers to remember people on the Memorial Day :)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I love those flower filled roadsides and meadows.

Fjällripan said...

Wonderful flowers!! Some of them we have here in our gardens, but most of them are unfamiliar to me :)

Madge Bloom said...

Thank you for remembering and honoring veterans this Memorial Day...

grammie g said...

HI Theresa...What a display nature puts on,nothing couple top this!!
Just stunning all your plants in bloom !!
Thanks for sharing your patch of Texas!!
Grace

Chatty Crone said...

I love wild flowers!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Your wildflowers are absolutely lovely!! We have those yellow and orange flowers everywhere here in GA and down home in Florida. They are very hardy and do well with drought. Happy Memorial Day!

wayside wanderer said...

A truly beautiful sight to this Texas girl.

mick said...

Lovely wildflowers and I like the way you have captured so many insects on them.

Karen said...

Lovely wildflowers, yes the new blog is where I will be posting from.

Debbie said...

oh that winecup, WoW, just beautiful!!

isn't it amazing, the beautiful flowers that mother nature provides, with no care at all!!

happy monday t, hope you have a great week!!

Hilary said...

You have such wonderful wildflowers there. A lovely post on this American weekend of remembering.

Jill said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

DeniseinVA said...

I love your photos!

Deanna said...

what lovely finds as you walked...love all those bright fields of color. And I do like that quote from Pres. Reagan, a great reminder of the price we do pay for freedom!!

Barb said...

TX has the best wildflowers!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Gorgeous flowers! And I hear those prickly pears make a great jelly too! Happy Memorial Day:@)

MTWaggin said...

SO much lovely to see in the fields! I adore the bee balm and its stripes! Thank you for sharing all of them!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

The tribute to the veterans is so very nice. I also love seeing your wildflowers - they are so different from ours.

Candy C. said...

So far, we have the Indian Blanket, Prickly Pear, Mexican Evening Primrose and Silver Leaf Nightshade blooming here. We must be too hot for the others.
Happy Memorial Day, I hope you guys are enjoying the long weekend and I agree with the wise words of President Reagan. :)

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful! I see why they call them firewheels!

Judy said...

Beautiful!!! I would love to see them out in my field!

Giga said...

Nie ma dla mnie nic piękniejszego od polnych kwiatów. Kiedy Ty śpisz :))). Pozdrawiam i dziękuję za komentarz nr 1.
There is nothing better for me than wild flowers. When you are sleeping :))). Best regards and thank you for your comment No. 1

Karen Frost said...

So many beautiful wildflowers! I love seeing the drifts of flowers growing along the roadsides. I remember Lady Bird Johnson working to preserve all the lovely wildflowers of Texas. They really are special. Wonderful quote by Ronald Reagan. xx

Red said...

You certainly have lots of stuff to make things attractive. Are these things native plants or invasives? Do these make good nutritious Forage.

Daniel LaFrance said...

Your flowers are gorgeous!

Cloudia said...

you show the character (Ducks and black birds) and beauty of Texas so well. I love Texas now.

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Paula said...

Even the blooms on weeds are pretty and something to be thankful for.

islandwonder said...

Happy Memorial Day. Beautiful. I love it when they put/spill pretty flowers along the highways.

Sandy Carlson said...

Just stunning! Thank you.

Lisa Sall - Sall's Country Life said...

I love your wildflowers, can't understand why farmers won't grow them here! They're much prettier than soybeans!! Happy Memorial Day (great quote too)

Lisa RedWillow~ a Beauty seeker said...

So Pretty and so natural

Susan said...

Wonderful post my dear friend! The flowers are wonderful and so are the words about freedom.

Stephanie said...

Such pretty flowers.

A View From A Brown Dog said...

Your pastures is gorgeous! I love those fire wheels, my gosh they are so pretty... We have prickly pears in our hood and I love when they bloom.

What a perfect and powerful quote for today and everyday. Hope you had a great long weekend Tex.

Brian King said...

How gorgeous! They certainly brighten an otherwise green field. We don't see large areas of wildflowers here that often. Most everything is just green. That's how the horse farms like it. :-)

SweetMarie said...

The winecup is so pretty! Wildflowers are the best!
Hope you enjoyed your weekend.:)
hugs,
Marie

Krishna said...

beautiful set of flowers...

thanks...

Evelyn S. said...

Naturalized gallardia and coneflowers...among all those other beauties!!! Are these flowery roadsides a result of Ladybird Johnson's program years ago?

petspeopleandlife said...

All the photos are really beautiful. It has been a very good year for wildflowers in some places. The macros are marvelous.

Une Angevine said...

j'aime bien ce chemin

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Beautiful flowers.. Nice pictures as usual.. Greetings..

Allison said...

Are the Indian blankets also called Indian Paintbrush?

Rain said...

Oh my goodness T- beautiful doesn't begin to describe!! Wild flowers are the very BEST!!
Rain :)

edenhills said...

It is so hard to get a good macro shot in the wind. The Indian Blankets are so pretty and cheerful!

Breathtaking said...

Splashes of colourful wild flowers
in the countryside is one of my favourite sights. Lovely post Theresa:)

Rita said...

Love the wildflowers you have down there! Makes for a winsome driveway walk. :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful selection -- nothing like Texas wildflowers!

Liz said...

I really love those Indian Blankets!! The Evening Primroses are lovely too.

Tina C said...

We call the primrose ButterCups- as kids we would pick them and tell our friends to smell them. Then we would laugh so hard at all the yellow on their nose. Didn't take much to entertain us!

DIMI said...

What beautiful flowers!Exellent shots Tex!Great close ups!
Dimi..

Carletta said...

Wow, what a sight to see!
I wanna walk down your drive and stop and take pictures every few feet. :)

Betty Manousos said...

these are very delightful wildflowers!
i really like the pink-evening primrose.

bon bon said...

these are fantastic! it's been such a long winter that these are all the more beautiful! :)

Pat Tillett said...

Wow! One beautiful photo after another. It is amazing how good the cameras on your phones are these days. Great job!

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