Monday, April 21, 2014

Bluebonnets and Paintbrushes in the Pasture

It is time for Texas Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrushes. The front pasture has mostly Bluebonnets with just a few Paintbrushes.
The back pasture has mostly Paintbrushes with some Bluebonnets.


 I do love the Bluebonnets.

But I think I love the Indian Paintbrushes even more.


Thankfully, they play well together.

You'll see another post or two from me with these beauties and others.

Linking in to Today's Flowers

159 comments:

William Kendall said...

They do make for lovely combinations. Beatiful shots!

Janey and Co. said...

I do love those Texas wild flowers.
Hopefully I am back in the right century :)

Icy BC said...

Wow...they are gorgeous! I love your field of wildflower dream!!!

Carole M. said...

...it's a quaint name, Bluebonnets, and they look like Lupins, I wonder if they are the same? Paintbrushes too, a wonderful name - are they safe for the horses to eat? You won't run short of fresh flowers for indoors

Aditi said...

Wow such beautiful flowers...lovely colors...Tex you made my day!! :)

eViL pOp TaRt said...

I can't imagine Texas without the spring bluebonnets!

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

Beautiful!

EG CameraGirl said...

I LOVE the combination of the red and blue!

Roan said...

They are both beautiful. I like that there is a combo.

Michelle said...

These are so beautiful. I wish I had some in our pasture!

Sally in WA said...

Sure is pretty!

georgettesullins said...

If you see a field of bluebonnets and Indian paintbrush, you've gotta be in Texas.

S. J. Qualls said...

They really are pretty! What I would give that my yard was full of them, instead of the awful stink-weed that we have.

Lynda said...

They are both beautiful! I think I probably told you that we have friends who generally come to TX each spring to see the bluebonnet blooms. They evidently made a huge impression on them.

Julia said...

Paint Brush and Bluebonnets are so pretty.
Thanks for sharing this great beauty with us.
Hugs,
JB

Irma said...

Beautiful wild flowers, I love it.
Greetings Irma

Susan said...

A delightful field of such pretty flowers. They blend so beautifully and are each so lovely to see. They are made up of many little parts too.
I look forward to your other posts about them T :D)

messymimi said...

Oh, wow. We do have wildflowers, but not these.

Lynn said...

these are gorgeous and funny how they've each a dominant field, I wonder how they communicated this arrangement.

troutbirder said...

What a gorgeous setting!!!!

Molly The Wally said...

The front pasture look fabulous. Lucky you to look out on Mother Nature at it's best. Have a marvellous Monday.
Best wishes Molly

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa;
Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrushes in the pasture look gorgeous and beautiful♡♡♡
Looikng forward to seeing yur other flower posts!!!

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

Catherine said...

Such beauty in wild flowers!
xo Catherine

Dianna said...

Such beauty --- and to grow wild. Amazing...!

Beth @ "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

so pretty! love the colors!! ( :

Sandra said...

just be glad in blog land i don't have these beauties anywhere close to me because the blog would be clogged with shots of them... i am wanting to madly snap just looking at your photos. i wonder if i could crow a paintbrush in a bucket here.

DJan said...

They are indeed beautiful. And it's good they play well together, as you pointed out. :-)

Kathy said...

I've got bluebonnets today on my blog too. They've been difficult to photograph this year. I don't know why. Ours are going to seed and the grass around them has gotten so tall they're difficult to see. We have tons of paintbrushes this year, thanks to you. A neighbor has even asked for seed so we'll share with her. We've had a few solid white ones. Albinos? Have you experienced that?

Revrunner said...

I didn't see any blue bonnets or paint brushes. All I saw were flowers. ;-)

Marcoantonio Arellano said...

beautiful. do Zim and Gem graze there?

The Queen Jester said...

The first time I saw a field of bluebonnets I knew this Wisconsin girl had become a true Texan and not just one on paper - they are incredible. I love the blend of paintbrushes with them - it's like having a living Monet painting right in your own backyard, you lucky girl!

ellen abbott said...

they are beautiful. our fields are still bright with paintbrush and the bluebonnets in the yard are still pretty even if they are both on the downside.

Dicky Bird said...

Yes, they do play well together.

DeniseinVA said...

I have often heard how beautiful those particular wildflowers are. Your photos do them justice, just gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment on my blogging problem, very much appreciated :) Have a great week!

Cranberry Morning said...

How beautiful! And especially the mix of the two. Ah springtime!

Jeanne said...

oh don't they just look so beautiful! Isn't spring just heavenly!

AGATA AGATUSZKA said...

Wow such beautiful flowers...lovely colors...

Randy said...

I just love the colors of Spring.

Karen said...

Oh, spring has come with a beautiful palette of colour! I think I like the Paintbrushes best!

Lois Evensen said...

How pretty!!!

Andrew Fulton said...

A wonderful carpet...

magnoliasntea said...

Wow, both are just gorgeous. Love the combo.

Tanya Breese said...

what a beautiful field of wildflowers!

holdingmoments said...

Wow, what a beautiful sight.

Pamela Gordon said...

Wow, these are gorgeous pictures of the spring flowers. It must look so beautiful in person. I hope you have a great week ahead. Pam

cobie en bas van Es said...

dat zijn toch de mooiste graslanden.

Roxy the traveling dog said...

Wow, your paintbrush are different than ours. That is my favorite flower. I will have pictures tomorrow on the blog of our Indian paintbrush.

Ron said...

Great colors but all I can think about is ticks and chiggers! LOL

Montanagirl said...

Very pretty, Theresa - I like them both, and they sure add some nice color to the grasses.

Primitive Stars said...

You made my morning, so beautiful. I have always loved the Indian Paintbrush, Blessings Francine.

joeh said...

And I'm guessing they require very little maintenance.

Black Jack's Carol said...

Wow! Fields of incredible art right in your back yard! Just beautiful!

Mama Zen said...

I love them both! So gorgeous!

bailey-road.com said...

Beautifully photographed Texas wildflowers!

Patty Woodland said...

I always look forward to this time of year from you

Sally said...

So very pretty!

I wish my entire yard looked like that. :)

Small City Scenes said...

They do look beautiful together. Wildflowers are up and running. YAY! MB

Magia da Inês said...

Lindos!!!
Muito agradável poder admirá-los.

Bom início de semana
com tudo de bom!
Beijinhos.
¸.•°♪♬♫º°。

don said...

The two colors work well together. It's great to see fields of flowers. I'd have a hard time picking a preference.

Łucja-Maria said...

The beautiful flowering meadows.
I am delighted with them.
Greetings.

Ileana said...

Beautiful colours of Spring!
Have a nice day!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

I'm not sure I could choose between the two. How beautiful to have your pasture in bloom!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Both are so beautiful-- I don't think I could pick a favorite. They look gorgeous together. This would be my favorite time of year in Texas. :-) Do the wildflowers carry a scent?

Furry Bottoms said...

Those are very pretty flowers!

DIMI said...

Such beautiful Spring flowers Tex!
Gorgeous pictures!
Dimi...

Laura said...

Oh how beautiful!

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful, colorful flowers!! I love them!!

Gunilla Bäck said...

How wonderful! The colours are so pretty.

Sharon Wagner said...

We are finally seeing pops of green up here. Thank goodness for Spring!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Theresa, Exquisite flowers! I do miss that about not living in TX any longer. Yes, the Indian Paintbrush blossoms are lovely! Have a great day and enjoy your meadow!

Marit Sønstebø said...

They are both so beautiful! :-)

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Tex These are wonderful colourful meadows

LisaS said...

Love to see what pops up through the grassy fields of spring in different parts of the country. Beautiful colors!!!

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Boa tarde,
Imagens lindas com as belas cores da natureza.
Boa semana
ag

http://momentosagomes-ag.blogspot.pt/

parker said...

Just beautiful. They certainly look nice in your pastures.

Farm Girl said...

I always enjoy when your pastures start blooming. The flowers are so pretty.

Gail Dixon said...

I miss the Texas paintbrushes and bluebonnets. Gorgeous photos.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Wow, these are so pretty! I would have a tough time choosing which flower I liked best. I can almost feel the warmth of the sunlight in your image closeup of the Indian Paintbrush. :-)

~Lindy

MarmePurl said...

My Favorite time of year in my virtual through you Texas experience.

ladyfi said...

What a gorgeous sight!

Red said...

Your pastures become a huge flower garden.

RedPat said...

They are both beautiful, Tex!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Gorgeous! My husband will be in Texas this week, hope he gets to see some.

Terry and Linda said...

It is spring time in Texas when the bluebonnets bloom!

✿♥ღLinda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Indrani said...

Wow! Great flowery post! Flowers can never fail!

Cloudia said...

Pure Texas!



Aloha

Deanna said...

Ahh such beauty to behold!!

Cloudia said...

Go Wendy Davis!

Beth said...

Beautiful beautiful flowers!

Kay said...

Love your wild flowers. We have the paint brush here but we don't have blue bonnets. We do have blue lupines that look similar to them though.

Nancy J said...

Lovely contrast with pink and blue, and waving grasses. Your spring has really bloomed today. Cheers, Jean.

Tess @ Pro-tography 101 said...

What fun wild flowers. I cant wait to plant in our front yard.

Pantherka said...

Beautiful flowers there you have, a wonderful spectacle.

Bob Bushell said...

Aren't they so beautiful, love 'em.

karmnik54 said...

Pięne:)

Blackberry Lane said...

These are so very pretty. We rode thru the country today and I thought of you because we passed some gates/fences, horses etc. No good place to pull over for a photo but it was a pretty Spring ride!
Look forward to you sharing more of these wildflowers.

Debbie said...

No one caring for them, tending to them or fussing over them. But year after year, they come back and they look more beautiful then the year before. You just have to take pause for a minute, and really embrace the miracle that is nature!!

Your shots are really stunning, with gorgeous light!!

sharon said...

I love bluebonnets and Indian paintbrush. My favorite setting in Texas is the fields by highways filled with beautiful wildflowers.

Kerri Farley said...

Oh so Gorgeous!

Linda said...

How lovely! Happy happy spring!

Kleine Waldameise said...

Ja, alles blüht, wundervoll.

Melissa said...

How very beautiful! Your bluebonnets look a lot like a flower we get here called Lupine.

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Very pretty- I love the bluebonnets.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Both are lovely wild flowers!!

Poppy (aka Val) said...

I love these photos but I think I like the Indian paintbrushes best! We do not have these flowers in the UK, so lovely to see them :)

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I love that Indian Paintbrush, but they both make a field beautiful!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I'm with you, the color of the paintbrush is so unusual, very Spring-like.

Our photos said...

Wow ! I really love these flowers. They are so nice !

eileeninmd said...

A field of flowers is always an attention grabber. Lovely wildflowers and gorgeous photos. Have a happy day!

maryaustria said...

What a lovely flower field! Great!

Mary Kirkland said...

Love the bright colors. Beautiful pictures.

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Gorgeous colors! I agree they look great together and I love the paintbrushes:@)

amanda | wildly simple said...

Beautiful! I can't wait for spring & summer flowers!

A Quiet Corner said...

You have great taste in flowers!!!!...:)JP

Leovi said...

Wonderful photos, I love these wonderful flowers!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Sheer joy! A field full of either one of these beauties would make me smile, but together they are real magic. Happy happy Spring!

Paula said...

Laughing @ Revrunner's comment. Now I forgot what I was going to say.

Raggedy Creations said...

They are both beautiful Theresa but I agree with you I like the pink one best.

Daniel LaFrance said...

I do love the colours. Lucky you!

Margie said...

Oooooo, aaaahhhh, so pretty T! Spring has sprung!

LV said...

Nothing more beautiful than the wild Flowers in Texas.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

WOW! I love them both.

Sandy Carlson said...

These are very beautiful and full of the promise of summer!

Stephanie said...

I am a huge fan of your BlueBonnets. Such pretty flowers and love that shade of blue.

Stephen Hayes said...

These beautiful flowers remind me of Lady Bird Johnson, who was so instrumental in planting flowers in Texas.

KB Bear said...

Incredibly beautiful! We don't get flowers like that until July! Thanks for the eye candy!

Susan said...

Oh Theresa, how pretty they are. Wow!

michaelswoodcraft said...

I love the beautiful flowers and the colors! :)

Inger said...

We are lucky to have you to share their beauty with us. I think this is the first time I am comment number 129. Wow! And I have trouble getting back to 30 people who comment on my posts usually.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Those Blue Bonnets and Indian Paintbrushes are so beautiful! Let us see some more of that beauty; PLEASE!
Hugs,
Mariette

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh, so lovely - like a walk in heaven! It would be hard to choose a favorite from these two beauties! xo Karen

Annette Mickelson said...

They are both beautiful. I love wildflowers. Poppies and lupine are my favorites.

Hilary said...

I love it when they both start to bloom in your neck of the woods. They're unlike anything we have here... and oh so lovely.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

I vividly remember both from childhood. I love them both!

bon bon said...

yay!! i wait all year for your spring! lol! so beautiful. :)

Annesphamily said...

You Texas girls know how to showcase these gorgeous wildflowers! Wow! Stunning and spectacular! Hugs, Anne

Anvilcloud said...

They are both so pretty. It must be a wonderful sight to behold in person.

Pix Under the Oaks said...

They are so pretty! I always look forward to your posts with them!! Such pretty colors!

Laura. M said...

Spring is here Teresa, and is beautiful :))))

Paul said...

Nice pictures, look forward to seeing more!

Texas has to be the Blue Bonnet State... I've seen more beautiful Blue Bonnet pictures from your State than any other.

Karen S. said...

Earth Day is well celebrated right here! Beautiful!

Connie Smiley said...

How gorgeous!

barbara l. hale said...

That's a color combo made in heaven! Would love to see them in person some day.

Brian King said...

Gorgeous fields! We're not there quite yet.

Rita said...

Lovely! Lovely! Lovely! :)

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

The first photo is beautiful, with the lone paintbrush among the bluebonnets. I'd be hard pressed to choose one over the other, especially after seeing your lovely close-ups of each of them.

Deb said...

I love blue bonnets but Indian paint brushes are my all time favorites...

The Dancing Donkey said...

They are beautiful, such a sight to see.

Eva Ason said...

These are truly beautiful!

Fjällripan said...

Such pretty flowers!!

Busy Bee Suz said...

The spring bluebonnets and indian paintbrushes bring back so many good memories of our time in TX. I miss them!!!

edenhills said...

So beautiful! I can only get excited for dandelions and violets that will be coming soon. I'm afraid they are nowhere near as pretty as your wildflowers.

Ida said...

Both are just gorgeous. My mom loves Indian Paintbrush. They grow wild in the mountains here and look at tad different from these but I like them both.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

I think it was south of Dallas on I-45 where I saw the median completely covered with bluebonnets once or twice. It was certainly a sight to behold.

Margaret said...

This is what I remember so well of Texas when we lived in San Antonio.

Marie said...

Oh, I just LOVE them!!! They are always so beautiful! I know you are enjoying them. Great photos!

Helma said...

Great!! I always find it so beautiful to see. Large fields filled with the most beautiful flowers in all sorts kleruen, sizes and size. Beautiful to behold. bravo

Leslie aka the wayside wanderer said...

That is Texas right there~!

Donna said...

I'd love to see them in person someday, but I suspect that won't happen. So your photos are the next best thing!

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