Sunday, May 25, 2014

Wildflower Catch-Up

April and May are peak wildflower months for the northeasterly part of Texas. If I don't pile these in now, they'll sit for months, taking up file folders on my laptop. So no whining, please! It'll be over soon enough...
Bluebonnets spread across the front hay pasture.

A few Indian Paintbrushes mixed in.


A thick carpet along the driveway.
A few Texas Stars pop up among the Bluebonnets.
Patches of Fleabane (with a fly visitor)

A Texas Dandelion
Ha! You just thought you were done with Bluebonnets and Paintbrushes!

Reminds me of the old Dodge commercials: Dare to be different!

Pink Evening Primrose



The Bluebonnets were just beginning to go to seed.
When the hay baler showed up (a bit early this year).

Rather looks like choppy waves. :)
These dried along the driveway.



I thought they were still beautiful.
They dried.

And got baled. Hope the cattle like them.
The Firewheels aka Indian Blankets began coming in in early May.

Nature's bouquet of Firewheels, Primrose and a few Sweetpeas
Okay, I'll stop with one more - for all of you whiners.
Winecups
:)

141 comments:

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, so beautiful, love looking at all the wildflowers ithat bloom in Texas, thanks, Francine.

georgettesullins said...

No whining here. You can always keep them coming. Thank you for the variety show.

MarmePurl said...

I'll take a few winecups. Thank you.

Kate said...

You could post these wildflowers all year long and I'd be happy to see them!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Beautiful! No one can have too many Bluebonnets, Indian Paintbrushes, or Winecups.

Brk Trt said...

Wonderful, wild beauty.

DeniseinVA said...

Your wild flowers are magnificent!

Revrunner said...

Either standing out from the crowd, as you say, or else simply blooming where you're planted. :-)

Dicky Bird said...

Whine over wild flowers? Beautiful!

Ela said...

Flowers on the meadow create very beautiful views.
I love wild flowers.
Have a happy Sunday :)

Trollstubben foto said...

Flowers are beautiful and you have a lot of them down there with you.
Have a nice Sunday.
Karin

Sandra said...

they are all beautiful.. makes me jealous, i would love to see fields of flowers... and you are right, the dried are beautiful to

EG CameraGirl said...

A joy to see!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Such pretty wildflowers! I am a big fan of all wildflowers. We have a lot blooming in our woods right now!

PS - I miss stopping by your blog! I hope you've been well!

Anvilcloud said...

I am envious of your bluebonnets and of those other blue flowers in the UK. We have neither.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Those look like some cool fields to have a picnic in :)

Łucja-Maria said...

Teresa, fell in love with these wonderful meadows.
There I met so many magnificent flowers.
Wonderful pictures.
Greetings.
Lucia

cobie en bas van Es said...

geweldig mooi z,on zee van wilde bloemen.

Marcoantonio Arellano said...

wasn't LBJ's wife ....? I'm sorry i forget her first name, the person who promoted and had the Texas highway dept architect these wild flowers as part of the aesthetics of the highways? beautiful wild flowers

Miss Val's Creations said...

I absolutely love those firewheels. Probably because I don't see them in my part! It's kind of a sad story seeing the demise of the bluebonnets.

Birdman said...

Love these images today. Got 'paintbrushes' here but no Firewheels. Our loss. The bluebonnets are just wonderful, before they bit the dust.

Midmarsh John said...

The Firewheel is very aptly named and a beautiful flower.

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Tex Who's whining!!certainly not me. Sorry you could not up load ALL my shots the other day but like you if I do not show them now, they probably will never be seen. Anyway, It must be wonderful to see these fields stretching out with all these coloured flowers. Hope you are having a good weekend.

Gail said...

Absolutely beautiful.

I love them all but the wine cups are something I've never seen.

Mersad said...

Gorgeous and scenic views. It's really a different side of Texas. The first three shots could be paintings. But I also like the hay fields. Really beautiful imagery!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

joeh said...

You have a very nice garden.

DIMI said...

Wildflowers are so beautiful Tex!!I like the view of the fields!!Fantastic shots!!Have a lovely day!
Dimi...

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

Love "dare to be different"! And those primroses!

Brian King said...

Gorgeous fields! They're rare around here.

Beth said...

The wildflowers are gorgeous!

Catherine said...

Aren't wildflowers extra pretty? Love that pop of red in the middle of the purple - pretty!
xo Catherine

It's me said...

Wowww beautiful wild flowers....!...have a Nice sunday....love Ria...x

William Kendall said...

Just gorgeous!

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

Definitely no whining from me. I would love to be there to gather a bunch for my old enamel pitcher. xo Laura

stardust said...

These photos made me want to fly to your flowering meadows with my camera. I’ll never get tired of seeing your flowers. The withered or dried flowers still hold beauty of their own.

Yoko

Irma said...

Great all these wild flowers.
The color is very nice, my favorite color.
Greetings Irma

Karen S. said...

Oh yes, I'm thinking the cattle will really enjoy it tremendously! Surely it's a treat in the making!

Stephanie Faris said...

Pretty! Sorry the grass is drying up already. We have patches like that, as well. So poetic that the flowers are still there...

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

oh I love your Texas views of wild flowers.

Beautiful, beautiful.

Plus open farm land with the delight for Farmers.

Whoo, Hoo ! Great Teas showing.

Lynne said...

Quite the sight it must to see fields and side banks of beautiful assorted wildflowers. Thank you for sharing your photos!

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Not whining here. You sure know your wildflowers. The Texas Dandelion looks a bit different from our type of Dandelion.

Mary said...

Holy cow, that's beautiful!

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful captures!! I love the bluebonnets, but all of them are beautiful!! I do remember the fields of bluebonnets that always made for a colorful spring!! That fly is HUGE!!

don said...

They are all beautiful in the fields, but the blues are spectacular. Excellent group of images.

Leovi said...

Wonderful colors and exquisite flowers ! Nice pictures !

Marcoantonio Arellano said...

she was known as 'ladybird' Johnson who promoted wild flowers on highways in Texas.

Melissa said...

How beautiful! I guess they all go to seed before the mower comes...that photo made me nervous for next year, but looks like they do quite well there.

Montanagirl said...

No whining here - I loved seeing all your beautiful blooms!!

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

I like the Indian Blankets:@)

Bob Bushell said...

I saw Bluebonnets in your blog, it was brilliant, you turned me on to Bluebonnets, lol.

Andrew Fulton said...

Beautiful images... it must be fantastic to see it for real.

Alexa T said...

What lovely tour in nature!! With so many wild blooms and patches of Fleabane, Bluebonnets, Primrose ... that I have to learn about... Many thanks for sharing with us and all the best!

amanda | wildly simple said...

Absolutely wonderful!
Wildflowers are some of my favorite things on earth. Your driveway looks like an enchanted storybook place with all those bluebonnets. :)
I've been MIA.. yours in my first stop back online. And it was a good one!

DJan said...

So beautiful! I just love those Texas bluebonnets. :-)

Red said...

You have a very colorful land. I hope it makes good fodder for the cows.

Tombstone Livestock said...

Always love the fields of Texas Bluebonnets.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

No whining from me! I could look at these all day. I love that carpet of blue bonnets along the driveway. Makes any drive in and out special.

When I see photos of blue bonnets, I always think of Nanci Griffith's song "Gulf Coast Highway." There's a line in it that goes, "This is the only place on earth blue bonnets grow, once a year they come and go at this old house here by the road." One of my favorite songs.

Sally Crowe said...

I never, ever get tired of seeing the wildflowers. It actually makes me sad to see them gone, but the good Lord willin' and the creek don't rise you'll have more for us to enjoy next year. :)

Julia said...

Absolutely no whining here, I love you beautiful wildflowers. So very pretty.

Hugs,
JB

Mary Kirkland said...

I love seeing all the color because we just don't have that here in Las Vegas. So much desert and not a flower in sight.

Andy Wilson said...

I've been to Texas a couple of times. Once as a kid (Dallas area) and then training in the USAF (San Antonio area). Both times I remember it being HOT and not a beautiful as your pictures. ;)

Molly The Wally said...

Dare to be different, brilliant. Have a serene Sunday and let us get some big easy on today,
Best wishes Molly

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Oh,I love those fields of wold flowers. That is just so pretty.

ellen abbott said...

we never mow until all the plants are dried up and seed pods burst. hope you got enough seed for next year.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

We raised our family during our 20 plus years living in Dallas. Those carpets of Bluebonnets along the highways were unbelievably beautiful. We loved all the pink primrose on our lawn but the neighbors all treated them as "weeds." Lovely images and great memories!

Pamela Gordon said...

I love seeing fields of wildflowers and especially your bluebells down there. So pretty. Even the mowed and baled field looks nice. And the bluebells will return next spring. Enjoy your holiday tomorrow.

Marit Sønstebø said...

Lovely blue meadows! Do you know the latin name on them?

Terry and Linda said...

Hummm, cows like to eat wildflowers! Will you have other wild flowers for the late spring season?

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife@wordpress.com

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Wonderful fields!!!.. Nice colors.. Cheers!!!..

Felicia said...

You can never have enough wildflowers and yours are lovely. And yes the bluebonnets are very pretty when they are dry too.

Felicia

Robin Lamb said...

T, just lovely! How could anyone complain about such a wonderful spread of flowers! Makes for sweet hay I bet!

Fjällripan said...

Wonderful fields of flowers!

thepoodleanddogblog said...

Beautiful photography and beautiful flowers. How lucky you have such a talent.

Snapper II said...

Great color.

Our photos said...

Wow, that's a lot of bluebonnets

Stephen Hayes said...

I haven't seen bluebonnets here in Oregon but a field of them must be a beautiful sight to see.

Annette Mickelson said...

Love, love, love wildflowers. Beautiful shots.

Lois Evensen said...

How pretty! Just a quick hello as we are sailing out. Sorry I can't get here very often while we are at sea.

Hugs,
Lois

Roan said...

No complaints here! Love seeing those Texas flowers. I agree, they are still beauitful cut and dried.

maryaustria said...

Wonderful wildflowers! What a beautiful field!

Debby Ray said...

Nothing excites me as much as wildflowers. These are such beautiful pics and the bluebonnets especially are gorgeous! Here in NC, the Dept. of Highways plants acres and acres of wildflowers in the medians of the interstates. One day I plan on stopping traffic so I can snap a few shots...lol! Thanks so much for being my newest follower :)

messymimi said...

You can't post enough wildflower pictures!

Inger said...

Isn't it wonderful to drive by fields and fields of spring flowers?

Cloudia said...

I now understand what Lady Bird was talking about! That is some awesome beauty, Tex



ALOHA from Honolulu
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Debbie said...

I love those country driveways, they seem to go on forever!! Gorgeous wild flowers, I was not whining!!

A Quiet Corner said...

Fields and fields of color...sweet!!!...:)JP

bailey-road.com said...

Gorgeous. The wildflowers really put on a show this spring!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Theresa, Yes, you are in the perfect area of wildflowers. Beautiful pictures. Have a pleasant day tomorrow!

Susan said...

So Prettyful T... I'm knocked out at the variety of your wildflowers.
Such beauty - I wonder if the Bluebonnets have a perfume? The Evening Primrose look much more beautiful there than in pill form in my cabinet ;D)

Mariusz from Nowy Sacz said...

Beautiful meadow. It is a pity that you have to mow it. :)

Karen said...

Beautiful wildflowers, shame they got baled.

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous collection of wildflowers. Lovely photos.. I hope the cows are happy and they taste good..

Blackberry Lane said...

These are all so pretty. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your Monday.

the wayside wanderer said...

Beautiful!

RedPat said...

It's such a beautiful time of year, Tex!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
What a joy to see those blue bonnets blooming! My favorite photo is: A thick carpet along the driveway...
Maybe because that brings back fond childhood memories of the fields my Dad used to work and we had paths like that! Not the blue bonnets.
Hugs,
Mariette

Paula said...

Whiners? I didn't hear any whiners.

Gert said...

Oh Theresa..I love those wildflowers! The Blue Bonnets are gorgeous, I've never physically seen them before!

Blessings,
Gert

Linda said...

The primrose is exquisite!

Margie said...

LOL, are you done now ????

c. Joy said...

They were beautiful this year.

Paul said...

Gorgeous wildflower pictures! Have to love those Texas Bluebonnet fields that seem to go on forever!

Randy said...

These are amazing.

Koryn said...

BLOGHOPPING :)

I totally get what you mean about photos piling up! I have my own folder of backlogs haha.

Beautiful shots you've got there. Flowers are a beauty in itself but it takes skill to get good composition.

Looking forward to seeing more material like this!

KB Bear said...

It all happens so early there... I thought the cut bluebonnets were kinda sad but the photos were gorgeous.

orchid Miyako said...

What a varieties of flowers♡♡♡ I wish to see that huge carpet of bluebonnet; Fleabane is an interesting name. I'm impressed with the "Firewheels aka Indian Blanket"; gorgeous firewheel shape and 'aka' means "red" in Japanese(*^_^*)

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

Halcyon said...

I have a lot of photos like that too where if you forget to show them in season, you can't really show them at all! Love these though, you can keep wildflowers coming as far as I'm concerned!

Eva Ason said...

Beautiful summer pictures, love all the blue

Stewart M said...

Great looking flowers - I'd like to see some of the places in the works that have the big carpets of spring flowers - its not a feature of this part of Australia.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Lynn said...

I love these, masses of wild flowers are always stunning, and I like the shots after they've been cut along with the hay; I bet they add something of a twang to the bale and enjoyed the dandelion :-).

Złota Kasieńka said...

Beautiful flowers :))
Greetings !

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Awwww the bluebonnets! I could look at Texas wildflowers all day!!!

bon bon said...

never enough! and i'd be ok with texas cows pooping bluebonnets.

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

I might need a few winecups here- my allergies are kicking it today. No whining about your photos though- all lovely!

Kathy said...

That's okay. I still have some bluebonnet/Indian paintbrush pics left lying around here somewhere too that maybe I'll post. Besides, we Texans never tire of bluebonnets!

Pantherka said...

Beautiful flowers you have there, I really like it.

Rita said...

I think the delicate primroses and the bold firewheels are my favorites. :)

Gail Dixon said...

Winecup for the whiners...you are too cute!

Awesome shots of the bluebonnets and other Texas wildflowers. I really miss those!! My fave is of the bluebonnets lining the driveway.

mick said...

Beautiful wild flowers - I wouldn't mind looking at more - please!

Annesphamily said...

Beautiful wildflowers! Such great photos and a great photographer behind that camera! Enjoy your week.

Annesphamily said...

Beautiful wildflowers! Such great photos and a great photographer behind that camera! Enjoy your week.

Annesphamily said...

Beautiful wildflowers! Such great photos and a great photographer behind that camera! Enjoy your week.

Annesphamily said...

Beautiful wildflowers! Such great photos and a great photographer behind that camera! Enjoy your week.

Sandy Carlson said...

I see firewheels in NC all the time. I am so glad to know the name! Thanks for these beautiful images.

Stephanie said...

Wow! Lovely blooms.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

No whining from me - I love seeing them! I particularly like that 'carpet' alongside your driveway!

~Lindy

Laura. M said...

Wow...Beautiful field of lilacs!

Laura. M said...

Wow...Beautiful field of lilacs!

barbara l. hale said...

I think Texas must have the best wildflowers going!

edenhills said...

How could anyone complain about all those beautiful flowers! Love seeing the hay made. I can't wait for my barn to get filled for the winter.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh like anyone of your readers is going to get tired of your Texas beauties. I love these pictures... have seen lots of wildflowers in our travels, but the bluebonnet is (as far as I know) special to Texas only!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Thank you, absolutely beautiful!

pattisjarrett said...

Pretty! Love that little primrose who held its ground in a sea of blue. My Indian Blanket came back and blossomed, even after the bitter winter we had. Then one of my furry buddies dug it out looking for peanuts, I found it hanging out of the planter by its roots.

Donna said...

No whining here! I love seeing pics of your local wild flowers.

Helma said...

Really great to have all these full fields and roadsides to see the most beautiful wild flowers and colors. And as unfortunate as it all then again cleared.

Jeevan said...

I liked the firewheels! The wildflowers make lovely landscape as colorful and picturesque balers. Great to see wildflower filed

Rose said...

I always love seeing your Bluebonnet shots...they are just so beautiful.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

I wonder why we don't have bluebonnets up here when we do have Indian paintbrush.

Mandy Southgate said...

Why would we whine! Your wildflower photos are so beautiful! I'd like more, never mind complaining about them!

Kathy said...

I'm not whining. I love our multitude of Texas wildflowers.

Rose said...

Yep, still as beautiful as I remember...I love those along the driveway!

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