Monday, April 27, 2015

More Spring Wildflowers

A few more views of these beauties. First, another meadow shot - because I love this place. :)
More Pink Evening-Primrose
A sprig of Pineleaf Vervain which pops up everywhere.
Another Golden Grounsel bunch.
New sprouts on the Prickly Pear Cactus that grow around here.

A few more looks at the Bluebonnets.
 

And a variety of shades of our Indian Paintbrush
 


Coral

Paler pink

Deeper red
 
and even a light buttery yellow.

Although this might be considered an albino version
Here is a prior year shot of some yellows.
April is truly beautiful in Texas.

122 comments:

DeniseinVA said...

Good morning Theresa, I love these Texas Wildflowers and your photos are fantastic!

Nancy Chan said...

Such lovely blooms. I love every single of these beauties.

Booth 555 said...

What a beautiful meadow. I'd take lots of pics too! Love the BlueBonnets and the Paintbrush.
-Lisa

Janey and Co. said...

This is my favorite time of year to ride through the back roads of Texas. Beautiful flowers!

Brk Trt said...

Love that Indian Paintbrush.

Gayle said...

Enjoying your meadows. They are not abundant in our area.

Julia said...

I truly enjoyed seeing your beautiful wild flowers, especially the varieties of Indian Paint Brush. The best things in life are free.

Hugs,
JB

Tinna Sjoeberg said...

Gorgeous macro shots Theresa!
Love them all :) Too bad, my camera can't do it like that...
Would love to see the last one painted by you with that butterfly :))
Have a beautiful week!

Tinna ✐

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Theresa - they are all lovely to look at and thanks for putting up all the names - that helps hugely ...

Cheers and it's so lovely Spring is here - Hilary

Revrunner said...

I especially like the primrose.

Mersad said...

It's nice to see flowers covering the green fields. We are enjoying their bloom as well now.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

It's me said...

Beautiful flowers happy. Monday...x!

Sandra said...

you have so many gorgeous flowers. if i had access to all that my friends would stop following because of the FLOOD of photos of flowers. i love all of these

nookworm said...

An you truly captured their beauty with the macros. Details and colors are inspiring and just plain lovely!

Dicky Bird said...

The flowers are all so lovely! I can see how the blue bonnets are a member of the lupine family. The prickly pear is my favorite, because we don't have anything like that up here.

Pat said...

Loving the blue bonnets.. .Lovely photos.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Beautiful...nothing like Springtime in Texas.

John's Island said...

Enjoyed all the pics. I'm surprised about cactus in North Texas. Well, yes, Texas ... Southwest ... cactus, of course, but you must be right on the edge of the cactus country.

DJan said...

Such pretty paintbrush colors. I like the butterfly in a couple of the shots, too! :-)

Pix Under the Oaks said...

I am enchanted by your Indian Paintbrush! Beautiful shots of the wildflowers!!! Last shot with the flutterby is truly lovely Tex!

Word verification is my birth year! LOL!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

yes, yes, yes, a million times yes! April in Texas is soooo beautiful. Beautiful photos, too! blessings ~ tanna

MarkD60 said...

Fantastic shots! I love the thrill of getting a good close up!

Birdman said...

I'll go with the primrose. Simple beauty.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

All are nice...but I LOVE that second shot.

Filip Demuinck said...

Spring is fantastic, love the flowers. Here in The Netherland we have lots of flowers but it is still cold.

Greetings,
Filip

ThreeOldKeys said...

So pretty. So varied. So colorful. So detailed.

So many people get to enjoy your wildflowers. So, thank you!

Cranberry Morning said...

Wow, the Indian Paintbrush are beautiful! And I'm pretty sure I wouldn't want to run barefoot through that meadow! Ouch!

messymimi said...

Thank you, i needed to smile at something pretty this morning.

Kovács Miklós said...

Really beautiful macros!
So nice to see these beautiful flowers and field. Have a nice day!

Farm Girl said...

I can see why you love that place. What beautiful wildflowers!

Linda Kay said...

Driving on Rt 10 from San Antonio yesterday, there were blankets of yellow and orange along the road that were just breathtaking!

carolann said...

Oh how nice is the wild flowers in the meadows.

I seen in Texas they had snow balls as big as a man fist today.

Oh my. I can imagine them bouncing on trucks and cars. The garages will have business last night and today.

Weird weather we are having.

maryaustria said...

Such beautiful flowers! Your photos are amazing! I love those Bluebonnets!

Karen Ann said...

Goergeous colors!

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

Lovely!

Lux G. said...

I love the yellow flower. :)
So lovely to wake up to these pictures.

Mama Zen said...

Fantastic pictures! I love Indian Paintbrush.

Gail said...

So beautiful. We have a few of these but not all.

William Kendall said...

Such a lovely flourish of colour!

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful, colorful set!

Mary Hone said...

Those are all so beautiful!

Jan said...

The wildflowers are really beautiful this year-we're really enjoying them!

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

Lovely spring flowers. I have to trim the new sprouts on my prickly pear once a week this time of the year to keep it from taking over the cactus garden. I saw on the Weather Channel yesterday that you were right in the thick of a severe weather alert. Hope all is well at the ranch.

Pamela Gordon said...

Gorgeous photos of your beautiful flowers! Do the prickly pear cactus just grow anywhere there? In a field? One would have to be very careful where they walked wouldn't they? What about animals in the fields. Do they get stuck with them? Just wondering. :) Have a great day. Pam

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What a variety!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Pretty set of flowers. I've got a bunch, with fences, on the way!
~

Gwen said...

absolutely lovely! That pink evening primrose is stunning. So delicate...well done. :)

Karen S. said...

My only bad experience with that gorgeous cactus was falling into one after being bit by a very mean and painful ant in Florence AZ! It was a big old cactus and I didn't hurt it but boy did it bite! These photos are lovely, what a beautiful meadow indeed!

LV said...

You captured nature at her best.

ladyfi said...

What lovely and cheery flowers!

Miss Val's Creations said...

You really do have the most beautiful wildflowers in Texas! I have only been to TX once but if I ever make it there again wildflower seeking will be on the to do list!

Terry and Linda said...

I love Spring time in Texas!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Sylvia K said...

Such beautiful, colorful flowers and such a variety!!! Love them!!

Gail Dixon said...

Such beautiful, colorful and diverse wildflowers. Miss the paintbrush and Bluebonnets so much. Your photos are gorgeous! Unique and flattering perspectives on each one.

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

I loved the bluebonnets growing up but the indian paintbrushes always intrigued me. Probably because my Mamaw loved them, and because I was determined to paint with them like the indians. Seriously! LOL
The buttercups(primrose) were a constant amusement, as we never tired of sticking our noses in them. Good times playing in the fields back in the day. :) Gorgeous pics, T.

magnoliasntea said...

My lands, those are gorgeous photos. Love the evening primroses and paintbrushes especially.

Paula said...

Beautiful shots, love the close-ups. Our cactus is starting to bloom but not fully loaded yet.

Marie C said...

Oh what amazing closeups of the wildflowers! Beautiful flowers and beautiful photos! I've never seen the albino paintbrush...how lovely!

I saw an add for Justified and thought it might be a show I'd like to watch. I don't know why I don't watch ncis and csi....We watched Criminal Minds for a long time, then tired of it. We watched Bones for a while & then I got disgusted with the lack of real detail (they hired a street artist to work in forensics, for one thing!) I'm big on research, and things being accurate, unless it's a fantasy. There was an episode where they made up a tree that doesn't exist so they could use it to solve the case. That was IT for me! I'll find Justified somewhere and start from the beginning. Thanks for the head's up.

Have a great week!

Mary Kirkland said...

Those flowers are so pretty.

Duckbutt said...

Those are wonderful wildflowers!

Nancy's Notes said...

Something magical about flowers, fill my heart up to the top! Great shots, Tex!

Bob Bushell said...

Flowers will run the world, lovingly.

Debbie said...

no special watering, no fertilizer, no special care. and they they not only grow but they thrive!!

beautiful flowers, beautiful images!!!

Mildred said...

Some of my fav photos EVER! I love these blooms.

Red said...

The flowers alone would make Texas beautiful. The one meadow is a flower garden by itself.

Country Gal said...

Beautiful , I love wild flowers cant wait for all of ours to bloom ! Have a good day !

Marit Sønstebø said...

They are all so beautiful! I love your spring flower photos :)

Gosia k said...

most of these species we don't have in Poland

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Keep 'em comin', hon!

Sally said...

They're all pretty, but LOVE the Indian paintbrush! :)

Nancy J said...

Gorgeous, and one butterfly having a feast. Superb shades, from palest to deep, what a sight in the field.

Stephanie said...

Oh Teresa, these are such beautiful shots!

Debby Ray said...

Oh my gosh...just stunning! Love the red-ish one so much!

Timi said...

These flowers are BEAUTIFUL!!!

DIMI said...

Gorgeous pictures of the Spring wildflowers,Tex!Amazing macro shots!
I really enjoyed them all!!
Dimi...

Ruth Hiebert said...

Thanks for sharing these beauties. I just love those meadows filled with wildflowers.

mick said...

Beautiful meadow and the flowers are perfect! We have some prickly pear out here - it was brought into the country many years ago and became a major pest!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Texas is indeed beautiful in April. I love the bluebonnets!

Pom Pom said...

I bet you love this time of year, because of the meadows! Gorgeous!

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous collection of wildflowers.. I love the bluebonnets and the Indian Paintbrush! Lovely images!

Pantherka said...

Really very beautiful flowers.
First picture meadow and trees in the background, beautiful.

Ms. A said...

Absolutely fantastic shots!!! Love the butterfly in the last one!

happywonderer.com said...

So so pretty!

Our photos said...

Very nice series ! I love the 2nd photo !

Robin Lamb said...

T, it certainly is beautiful! Your images are beautiful!

RedPat said...

I'm in the middle of doing my income tax -due April 30 here - and I found this such a soothing post, Tex!
Thanks!

Stephanie Faris said...

Ooh, that cactus is cool!

Lynn said...

I like the close ups:@)

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

Very beautiful flowers, delicious photos with beautiful colors!

Stephen Hayes said...

Love the color of that Indian Paintbrush.

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, It's Beth said...

so pretty. i think you called it a primrose. that is so pretty. that white-ish bloom. i loved it. ( :

Munir said...

Beautiful meadow and such exotic flowers. I did not have any idea about Texas being so lucky with flowers.

KB Bear said...

I can see why you love that meadow! I love the shot from above of the blue bonnet. Gorgeous.

Chandra Eswaran said...

Beautiful flowers, Theresa! Well done!!
I miss seeing the Bluebonnets along Las Colinas!
So, thanks for bringing them to me and others.
Have a Beautiful Day!
Peace :)

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Lovely flower parade and I too LOVE that green meadow picture!
Hugs,
Mariette

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love the Blue Bonnet wildflowers as we don't see them here. Your state is a month ahead of ours in wildflower bloom--so beautiful!

Randy said...

What wonderful flowers.

Felicia said...

fabulous wildflower displays. ours are not blooming yet. love the paintbrush.

Paul said...

That's quite the collection of wildflower pictures! I had no idea there were so many colorful shades of Indian Paintbrush plants...

Rita said...

The Golden Grounsel are so bright and pretty!! Love the primrose, too--so delicate. I like them all but haven't seen those as often on your blog. Nice! :)

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Lovely flowers, a really enjoyable sequence of pictures!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Beautiful wildflowers and you have some wonderful closeups!

AGM PRISMA said...

"La Fiesta de las Flores". Great shots, hapiness, spring it,s already here with great colours and light.
Greetings, and thank you for your comments

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful spring flowers! Spring time is magical.

Fjällripan said...

Wonderful flowerphotos!! :)

Irma said...

I love the wild flowers.
Best regards, Irma

Crafty Green Poet said...

what beautiful flowers!

Halcyon said...

A wonderful sampling! :)

Primitive Stars said...

Oh so happy I didn't miss this post, love your beautiful wild flowers. Those Lupine are gorgeous!!!! Blessings Francine.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Good Morning! Yes, April is beautiful in Texas and with all the rain we've had, the wildflowers are extra special.
You captured some great photos.
Thanks for sharing.
CM

Rose said...

They really are beautiful...and do i see a butterfly in the last shot?? My niece and her husband have just moved to Texas and I have seen a few of her shots, too. (she lives in Lewisville.)

Anvilcloud said...

Such a lovely variety.

Gert said...

Oh my gosh...how very pretty! Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!

Susan said...

Love, love, love these! I just love flowers!

Kathy said...

I loved seeing this year's bluebonnets. Unfortunately mine left early, heavy rains beating their blossoms off. There are still quite a few of the paintbrushes left and a couple of the creamy colored ones. I always think of you when I see them. Thanks again!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Thank you, these are so beautiful and your brightened my day!

Lynne said...

Oh my, what an absolutely beautiful post . . .
THANK YOU Theresa!

Jeevan said...

Superb capture on the wild flowers that thrive, enhance your neighbourhood! Love the primrose and paintbrushes

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

This is harmony to see all flowers.
Sone they will come to us also. Al gras is short so far.

edenhills said...

The primrose is just stunning! They are all lovely. I can only imagine how beautiful it is looking out over the pastures.

Handmade in Israel said...

Beautiful colours. Beautiful flowers. Beautiful photos!

Helma said...

Truly wonderful to see all these beautiful spring flowers. The colors humans just make merry. I also saw a cactus and it grows with you just in the grass !! ??

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