Monday, May 11, 2015

A Wonderful Mess

I hope you're not too tired of wildflower photos. There's so many around here, I feel the need to share (again). We're in that mix of Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrush on their way out and Firewheels on their way in with lots of others stirred in, too. A wonderful mess along the driveway, thanks to Mother Nature.
Along the driveway fence line area.

Firewheels (red), Texas Stars (yellow), Bluebonnets (yup, blue), and Pink Evening-Primrose (pale pink, almost white)
A few last close-ups of Bluebonnets.
Bluebonnets

I found a few of these pale lavender-colored Bluebonnets growing in the field.


They play so nicely with Indian Paintbrushes that I'll continue with a couple more of those.
Indian Paintbrush

Indian Paintbrush

Indian Paintbrush
Pineleaf Vervain
Pineleaf Vervain
I don't know what those little yellow blooms are. Anyone?
Another look at the mystery yellow blooms. Update: Thanks to Ellen Abbott, they are Weedy Dwarf Dandelions!
Weedy Dwarf Dandelions

A few Venus' Looking Glass pop in.
Venus' Looking Glass

A few clusters of Vetch come up, too.
Vetch
 Some multi-colored Sweetpea provides some delicate infill.
Sweetpea
Pink Evening-Primrose batches grow up everywhere.
 And sometimes just a single flower stands out.
Pink Evening-Primrose
Silver-leaf Nightshade and Horse Nettle both invade the pastures.
Silver-leaf Nightshade

Horse Nettle
A few Wine Cups make their presence known.
And the Antelope Horn Milkweed are here for the Monarch Butterflies, too.

Don't forget, the Prickly Pear Cactus is beginning to bloom, too.

Yes, Nature's bouquets are pretty wonderful.
 A wonderful mess. :)

145 comments:

Nancy Chan said...

Theresa, I am never tired of wild flowers. I enjoyed the simple and pretty wild blooms.

Revrunner said...

We call the Firewheels Indian Blankets here in the East. They're my favorites.

Vandana Sharma said...

Such raw beauty of nature abundantly flowing:)

magnoliasntea said...

You have so many in your field, and they are gorgeous...never tired of them here. Evening primroses are my favorite.

Buttons Thoughts said...

Morning Tex never too many. I love Nature's paintings. Hug B

Mildred said...

I've never seen some of these before. I love seeing the intricate details in your photos.

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

What a colorful profusion of wild flowers !So beautiful and enchanting !

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

An absolutely BEAUTIFUL mess. I don't know what the little yellow ones are, but I sure enjoy seeing them! We have had so much beauty this year. Hope you survived the storms last night okay. Whew it was a LONG, WILD stormy night! Thanks for sharing your beautiful mess. I love it! blessings ~ tanna

eileeninmd said...

Hello Tex, your driveway must look beautiful.. I love all the wildflowers. Such a cheery sight to see. Lovely images. Have a happy day and week ahead!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

I can't imagine people getting tired of wildflowers. They are a delight. Beautiful close-ups!

Lynn said...

Very pretty! I love all the different colors-enjoy:@)

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

so so pretty. i love them all .. wildflowers are so amazing. just grow where ever they want. love it!! happy week! ( :

Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

You are surrounded with natural beauty of nature. The profusion of colours is impressive. They must make a very pretty bouquet.

Enjoy

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Never tired of wildflowers! Love the Indian Paintbrush and Evening-Primrose!

John Wooldridge said...

I for one could never tire of natures beauty, at times it is the only thing that gives my the strength to take another step forward in this life.
Lovely pictures, as usual, m'dear, I take it that Horse Nettle is a relative of the humble Potato plant?

Jo said...

I never tire of wildflowers. And your images are so beautiful, Theresa. Have a great day. Jo

Julia said...

Wow, so many pretty wild flowers and you know all their names. Very impressive.
Hope you have a great week Theresa.
Hugs,
JB

DeniseinVA said...

I will never, ever get tired of your wildflowers, especially as I don't get to see those particular ones around here. I love those close-ups. Absolutely gorgeous!

Timi said...

I LOVE wild flowers!!! And these are so beautiful!!! I've never seen Indian Paintbrush in my life...this flower is amazing! Thank you for the photos!!!

ThreeOldKeys said...

Beautiful mess indeed. Your photos make me want to plan a quilt with greens and all those flowers' colors. And I'd throw in one tiny spot of red, for that ladybug.

ThreeOldKeys said...

Well this is funny, because I don't know any plant names. But I was trying to find a photo of the fuzzy plant we used to call Indian Paintbrush. And I think I found your little yellow flowers.

Hieracium / Hawkweed?

MarmePurl said...

I will never, ever, ever, never, ever tire of you TX wildflowers!

Sandra said...

they are all so beautiful i can't pick a favorite. i love the shot with all the different ones growing together. i would love to see fields of flowers and Here They Are. thanks

DJan said...

At first I thought your yellow flowers were buttercups, but when I saw the closeup, nope. Maybe a yellow aster? Wonderful joyful beautiful mess of flowers, all right. :-)

ThreeOldKeys said...

I found the flower we used to call Indian Paintbrush, and it's also a Hieracium! It's orange hawkweed and actually called Devil's Paintbrush. It used to pop up in lawns (michigan).

Thanks TexWisGirl!!!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Nice collection of shots. Very much enjoyed. Gor-jus

HighPlainsFlyFisher said...

That was kind of like a Monday morning botany class , I enjoyed it! Next time I'm admiring a wildflower maybe I can remember enough to call it by a proper name instead of just "that pretty flower". Love the Firewheels , havn't seen that one yet.

carolann said...

I am never tired of wild flowers.

Such beauty.

EG CameraGirl said...

Very pretty. It's so good to see that you let the wildflowers bloom before mowing them down.

Kris Beskidzki said...

Nice:)

ellen abbott said...

I had some of those pale lavender bluebonnets in my wildflower patch as well. since it is the old burn pile, I figured all the charcoal and ash had been responsible since the seeds I threw in were the regular blue. I want to get some of the antelope horn milkweed to go with the yellow and orange flowering ones I have. I have two little wildflowers I haven't been able to identify yet in my last post.

Trollstubben foto said...

Lovely flower beds.
Here in the north it is cold and windy.
Hugs from K.

joeh said...

That's why I believe that if there was no God, the world would be in black and white.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Theresa, What a wonderful Spring treat to see your wildflowers! Thanks for sharing the gorgeous views. Have a tremendously nice coming week!

Mary Hone said...

They are so beautiful, I could never get tired of wildflowers.

LV said...

Wonderful how nature really gave you a big treat this year. I did not see as many blue bonnets as usual. Course I did not get out on the roads much either. You are so great at getting close ups of blooms. Love the one of the Indian Paintbrush. Would make a nice one to frame.

Linda Kay said...

Theresa, never tire of the wildflower pictures, or of seeing them in person. So beautiful right now with the orange and yellow. And the white Queen Anne's Lace as well.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I love your wildflowers!
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Cranberry Morning said...

I for one never tire of wildflowers! Look at the amazing variety and design! Awesome.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Your wonderful mess is simply gorgeous. Love it and never tire of seeing these wildflower pics!!
Happy Monday, Hugs, CM

Bas said...

geweldig mooi die wilde bloemen overal.

Gayle said...

'wonderful mess'- is that anything like 'awful pretty'?
Wildflowers give such a sense of freedom.

ladyfi said...

The wildflowers are so lovely!

Midmarsh John said...

I never get tired of seeing wild flowers, especially other peoples. I love the names given to some of your plants. Wish I had Firewheels round here.

William Kendall said...

The firewheels particularly appeal to me. I've never seen them here.

Crissi said...

Fantastic - unique, which is balm for the soul.
regards Crissi

Irma said...

They are so beautiful.
I love the wildflowers.

don said...

They make a beautiful "mess" with so much variety. I never tire of seeing pretty wild flowers. You have such a wide group too. A wonderful post!

Farm Girl said...

Such pretty wild flowers. I am so glad you are getting so much rain for them. That horse Nettle is the bain of my life. I spend all summer chopping it. Out here though we call it Noriega weed, brought in by the sheep farmers. The bumble bees sure love it though.

John's Island said...

Hi Tex, Never too many wildflower photos! I love these! Thanks for sharing.

Barb said...

Oh, lucky you! What a wonderful sight greets you on morning walks! I saw on the news that areas near Dallas had severe weather. Hope all is well at your homestead.

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a wonderful variety of flowers!

RedPat said...

It is such a pretty time of year, Tex!

Terry and Linda said...

The rain must have been just perfect this year!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
https://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/sherlock-boomer

Rose said...

You live in fairyland! I just simply love all of these.

Gwen said...

I could never, ever get tired of your wildflower photos. Beautiful! You are so lucky to have so many!

Sylvia K said...

Like the others, I could never tire of your wildflowers -- or any of your photos for that matter!! They are always a beautiful way to start my day!!

nookworm said...

Whoa! These are stand outs! Wonderful...wonderful...Lucky you!

Montanagirl said...

I don't ever get tired of seeing your beautiful wild flowers. You have such a wonderful variety of them!

Miss Val's Creations said...

I can never grow tired of you wild flower photos! They are all so pretty.

Fly Girl said...

I love all wildflowers butthose firewheels are my absolute fave, never saw them before.

Karen said...

Could never get tired of so much beauty! Lovely blooms.

Pamela Gordon said...

These are a beautiful variety of wildflowers Theresa. I enjoyed seeing the different types and think they make a beautiful wonderful mess! I found a few dandelions in bloom today - the first of the wildflowers I've seen this spring. Have a good week!

thepoodleanddogblog said...

The drought has pretty much stopped the wildflowers from blooming here so thanks for sharing. We never get tired of them.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I will never tire of seeing wildflowers. They are my favorite. I always wanted to have patches of wildflowers in our yard but my husband doesn't care for them. These are awesome photos you shared!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I never tire of Indian Paintbrushes, we plant them every year.

Gail said...

Absolutely beautiful. I love the Indian Paintbrush. Not so much the horse nettle...I battle them.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Weedy dwarf dandelions! That brings up fairyland images. Your wildflowers are so beautiful.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Weedy dwarf dandelions! That brings up fairyland images. Your wildflowers are so beautiful.

Stephanie Faris said...

Beautiful! They're so colorful. I'll never be tired of seeing those.

Bob Bushell said...

Fantastic, wildflowers.

Gail Dixon said...

A truly gorgeous collection of wildflowers. Certainly brightened my day. You've identified so many, I'll have to come back here when I run into ID problems.

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Beautifully flowered meadows.
A wonderful series photoshoot.
Greetings.

Debby Ray said...

You could never post too many wild flower pics, Theresa. The Indian Paintbrush (pic #8)is just breathtaking!

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

Nice pictures with these exquisite spring flowers, a delight!

Felicia said...

all gorgeous but i really like the paintbrush.

Pantherka said...

The flowers are beautiful.
About the fatigue can not speak :-)

Simple and serene living Laura Walker said...

I could never get tired of wildflowers. :)

Kathy said...

I never tire of our beautiful wildflowers!

DIMI said...

Wonderful pictures and images Tex!I love wildflowers!My favorite are the Sweetpeas!!Fantastic photos!!
Dimi...

Gosia k said...

Your corner of the world is completely different from mine. I am jealous of your nature comparing to my nature in the Silesian Conurbation.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I don't even want to meet the person who would get tired of wildflowers -- especially Texas roadside ones. Just wonderful. (Do we have LadyBird to thank for those? I seem to remember she wanted to plant wildflowers everywhere and take down the billboards. Maybe that was just to try to make every state as beautiful as her own.)

The cactus flower with the skull is a great picture, sort of Georgia O'Keeffeish.

Nancy J said...

What a wonderful display, down here the "bluebonnets" are called lupins, and in the South Island grow wild along the roadsides, in the most stunning array of all colours, from pale to dark, in blue,purple,pink, golden, and more. Maybe the colder air brings out the depth of colour. Love those close-ups too, did they all come from seed you threw out, or wind blown by nature?

SweetMarie said...

I never tire of seeing such pretty blooms! Wildflowers are my favorite!

The Queen Jester said...

Are you serious? Who could ever get tired of seeing wildflowers like this? Not moi, that's for sure. Keep 'em coming!

maryaustria said...

All these different kinds of flowers! So amazing!

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

I loved these as a kid! ❤

messymimi said...

Your wildflower pictures bring too many smiles for me to tire of them.

Maggid said...

My foster father always got excited when the cactus would bloom - and/or when the desert was in bloom . . we'd take special trips just to view the tiny flowers . . i know all of these have healing properties (but, I doubt i remember enough to do much good) - to me - all of this looks like Fine Art.

thanks!

mick said...

A wonderful variety of wildflowers. I wish my garden's wild growth would grow beautiful flowers like that!

Paula said...

I spot some here that we have but I didn't know the name. I never get tired of seeing your photos or seeing them at the ranch.

S. J. Qualls said...

Nature is so beautiful, you are fortunate to have such variety.

Our photos said...

This is very nice ! I love the Firewheels !

Lauren Miller said...

I love looking at wild flowers! Your pictures are so pretty!

Susan said...

It is a wonderful mess. I never get tired at how beautiful flowers are.

Kovács Miklós said...

No, no! I always like such beautiful wildflower photos.

Georgette Sullins said...

What a treasure that one photo of the pink primrose and you captured its pink. Mine always come out white.

Kerry said...

I love seeing your Texas wildflowers! How pretty.

Red said...

Wonderful mess and many other ways to describe it. I would use colorful!

sonia a. mascaro said...

Wonderful, gorgeous and delicate wild flowers, Tex!
LOVE all them. Bravo!

Ms. A said...

Love it, love it, LOVE IT!!! Tons of variety in the wildflowers and I even caught a few extras... lady bug and a little mating perhaps!

Chandra Eswaran said...

Beautiful and wild colors!
Have a Beautiful Day, Theresa!!
Peace :)

Stephen Hayes said...

And to think these lovely beauties grow wild. Prettier than anything in my garden.

Debbie said...

An amazing blanket of whimsy and color!!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

How is a possible for anyone to get tired of wildflower pics?

Randy said...

Glorious.

Robin Lamb said...

T, oh my, what a beautiful collection of flowers you have! Isn't spring just wonderful!

Kate said...

I never get tired of wildflower images, and how I love the names of so many of them!!

Christian Perrin said...

Stunning! You are so lucky to have all this growing around your house. I love their evocative names also. Did you plant many of these or do they just pop up of their own accord?

Justin Carfagnini said...

That Indian Paintbrush is my favorite out of the group. Great photos!

Stephanie said...

Super series of flower shots! I never get tired of seeing flowers.

Ruth Hiebert said...

These are gorgeous shots. I love seeing the wildflowers.

Small Kucing said...

lovely wild fowers. So colorful

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

Nice mess to have!

Cloudia said...

Your wonderful flowers made me hear music!





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Karen S. said...

No way, I'd never tire of seeing your lovely wildflowers, they are outstanding, so very pretty. I even liked the big bug caught in photo #3!

Pietro and Cynthia said...

How many beautiful flowers, Theresa!
A really delightful post!

Halcyon said...

I love the wildflowers! Keep 'em coming. :)
We get those primroses here too. Glad you showed them b/c I couldn't remember what they're called.

Rita said...

I love a pretty wild mish-mash!! :)

Gunilla Bäck said...

Gorgeous! Mother Nature is a wonderful artist.

Paul said...

Wow, a veritable cornucopia of wild flowers!

AGM PRISMA said...

I like four season, but spring its one of my favorite, your photos makes me happy, jjj.
HAPPY SPRING
Beatiful photos

Weekend-Windup said...

Wonderful shots of flowers! They look very beautiful with bright and multi colors.

CountryMum said...

What a stunning collection of wildflowers. I will never tire of seeing them.

Made by KKann said...

..never too tired of wild flowers - beautiful colours.

Margaret Adamson said...

Now who,in their right mind, would ever get tired of these wildflowers. Not me!

Anvilcloud said...

Wow! Spring is bursting out all over. How grand.

Lynne said...

Such a "Pretty Wonderful!"
I especially liked the Indian Paintbrush and the Yellow flower on the Cactus . . . I loved this Theresa!

Wally Jones said...

Of all the things we miss about living in Texas, wildflowers are near the top of the list.

Now THAT'S the kind of roadside mess one can live with!

Thank you for sharing your Texas bouquet!

Judy said...

I never tire of wildflower photos. I keep telling hubby we have to get down to Texas to see the bluebonnets in bloom...someday...sigh!

Margie said...

Indeed! Just lovely.

Mich said...

can I come live on your ranch

Helma said...

From me you can put so many wild flowers as you want. I think it's really wonderful to see :-)

Mary Kirkland said...

I would have to hike in the Mt Charleston mountains in order to see wild flowers here. Loved the pictures.

pattisjarrett said...

A wonderful "mess" LOL
I find it hard to get rid of anything that offers a sweet little blossom.

bailey-road.com said...

What a great variety of beautiful wildflowers!

Brian King said...

Those are gorgeous fields! Lots of different wild flowers.

Cindy Rasley said...

Spectacular !love the country!

Susan (ABON) said...

Such a lovely variety of wildflowers, Tex. Lucky you to have this pretty view along your driveway!

Laura. M said...

And if he came the spring. Teresa precious !!!

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Susan said...

I really love your wildflower posts T!! They're stunning and just wonderful. What an amazing collection. Will never tire of looking at your pics :D)

Jeevan said...

wonderful series on pretty colorful wild blossoms... i like the way different kinds of flowers interacting through the meadow/pasture.

Ida said...

You can't go wrong with beautiful and delicate wildflowers. These were delightful.

bon bon said...

So much beauty outdoors right now! Thanks for sharing what Texas has to offer!

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