Monday, June 15, 2015

A Few More Wildflowers

Just because. :)
We've had a lot of Brown-Eyed Susan bunches in the hay field this year.

Beebalm and a few Firewheels (aka Blanket Flowers)
A closer look at the Beebalm

Pink Evening-Primrose

Pink Evening-Primrose and a few Firewheels

Firewheels and a few Brown-Eyed Susans
Firewheels sprinkled in the foreground and Brown-Eyes Susans lending a yellow strip to the field.
The hay field finally got baled this week - very late this year due to the constant heavy rains we received in April and May. Sadly, most of the hay is terrible, but it still needed to be cut and baled to free the field for a second crop that will hopefully have better nutrition for cattle feed. (This first crop will still be fed to cattle as filler, along with feeder cubes, protein blocks and other feed.)

Farewell Firewheels for another year.

119 comments:

BlueShell said...

Oh, I love wildflowers, yes I do.
I was born in the countryside and those flowers are a share os my imnocence.
Love them.

thank you, Theresa.

Blueshell.azurara.net

A Quiet Corner said...

Your Bee Balm is so different that ours!! Although the bales of hay, Blanket Flowers and Primrose look the same, that Bee Balm intrigues me!!...:)JP

Revrunner said...

Firewheels look like they're about to be crushed.

Anvilcloud said...

Went for a little walk yesterday and saw tons of wildflowers here too.

Cranberry Morning said...

Glad it stopped raining so you could get the crop off the field. Love the wildflowers, but especially that last photo. Makes the bale look like a steamroller just about to crush the firewheel plant!

eileeninmd said...

Good morning, I love all these wildflowers. The firewheels are just lovely. I like the bee balm too. I am glad the rain stopped and the hay was baled. Lovely images! Happy Monday, have a great week ahead!

Made by KKann said...

Lovely wildflowers.

Julia said...

I love your wild flowers too and like someone said, your Bee Balms are different than ours.

My husband is starting cutting hay today. We have sunshine and rain, sunshine and rain in the forecast so I don't know what kind of haying season we will have this year.

Have a fun week.
Hugs,
JB

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Gorgeous wildflowers. Glad the hay was baled before more rain comes. We are expecting more flooding here.
Have a great week! CM

Kovács Miklós said...

Beautiful flowers and colours. Nice to see them (actually) from the room. Last weekend I didn't go anywhere due to extremly high temperature (over +36C) and quite dangerous radiation.

Janey and Co. said...

I don't think I have seen Beebalm before. I guess the hay is not up to par due to all of the rains?

It's me said...

Have a Nice week..!...love from me Ria...x!

Brk Trt said...

I can sit in a wildflower field and enjoy.
Did just that yesterday.

Lynne said...

Love those Firewheels . . .
I hope second hay cutting us better!

ClickNCamera said...

Lovely wildflowers...especially those Firewheel, they might be my favorite wildflower! Enjoy your day!

Barb Brookbank said...

I love seeing your wildflowers - I find all wildflowers amazing. Happy to hear you finally got your hay baled ...

DJan said...

Suddenly I'm hungry for shredded wheat. :-)

Indrani said...

Never knew the names of these beautiful flowers..
Great captures.

Rose said...

Beautiful, Theresa....I love the blanket flowers, and the Brown-eyed Susans....also the bee;s balm.

Rose said...

I meant bee's balm...

Sandra said...

bee balm is gorgeous, as are all the flowers but my favorite of all the photos is the close up of the bale of hay at the end. LOVE IT

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

ahhhh...we need some beebalm around here. Gorgeous

Linda Kay said...

The constant bloom of wildflowers is one of my reasons to love living in Texas!

Debby Ray said...

Ah...such lovely wildflowers. I love hay bales too...they make great photso as well! Happy Monday, Theresa :)

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

We grow Beebalm to attract butterfly's and hummers. What makes the hay bad?

LV said...

Familiar with all the wild flowers except the Beebalm. Do not recall seeing it before.

Pamela Gordon said...

I love seeing all the wildflowers in your fields there. I guess they are 'edible flowers' for the cattle. I hope your next crop is better quality.

Kathy said...

That beebalm is beautful. We call them black-eyed Susans here. I don't know if there is a difference. I expected to get back from my trip last weekend and find the meadows mowed. They weren't! My lessor says he will probably have to cut the hay himself because we're supposed to get hit with the tropical storm/hurricane starting tomorrow and another round of drenching rains are expected. All the rivers I saw in Central Texas are full to the brim. Another five or so inches will be devastating.

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Tex A love seeing field of wild flowers. The hay you say that is now baled you use for cattle. Do you have cattle? I have never heard you mention cattle.

Mildred said...

I love these pictures and the bee balm is very nice.

thepoodleanddogblog said...

The best think about wildflowers is that they grow themselves.

Mary Hone said...

I love the firewheels, we see them growing in so many different places.

Irma said...

I love the wild flowers.
Have a good new week.
Best regards, Irma

Susan said...

I love flowers! They definitely brighten up our world.
XO

handmade by amalia said...

Love the wildflowers. We hardly have any left as we don't get rain until the autumn and that is a LONG way away.
Amalia
xo

Nancy's Notes said...

I love your photographs of your wildflowers! To get to see what you see daily must be heaven on earth! I love, love the country, bales of hay, wildflowers, barns, birds, critters and oh my, the smells, ahhhh!
Another great post!
Nancy

joeh said...

Firewheels were my favorite. Very fourth of Julyish.

don said...

A fine variety of wild flowers. I found the discussion of the hay very interesting. I hope the next crop measures up to what you need,

William Kendall said...

The brown eyed susans really appeal to me.

Debbie said...

i love wildflowers, i have one garden in the yard, just for wildflowers. but i planted the seeds and i water them so they may have lost their wild status!!

do you ever cut them and bring them inside??

Nancy Chan said...

Even your wild flowers looks so pretty. So different from the wild flowers over here.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Those are gorgeous wildflowers, especially the spectacular firewheels!

ellen abbott said...

Someone hated the field behind us last week. Seemed to be the time for it as other fields also got hayed. This morning two of your goofy whistling ducks flew low over the back yard banked and headed for the front yard where I lost sight of them. I think they call the wood ducks here.

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

I suppose if wildflowers were around all year long we wouldn't appreciate them as much.

S. J. Qualls said...

I don't see many wild flowers around. The honeysuckle is gone now. Think we have Queen Anne's Lace. Yes, I imagine you will miss those firewheels, I know I would.
Have a good day!

Maggie said...

Who doesn't love wildflowers? The fields here in Normandy are sprinkled with red poppies, I'll miss seeing them once bay baking begins.

Karen said...

Oh wow, so many beautiful flowers! We love the firewheels.
Cheers, Karen and Beep

Crissi said...

So beautiful wildflowers. The no longer can be found on our meadows!
Nice day Crissi

Gayle said...

Beauty to behold; Scent of new mown hay; Nourishment for the livestock; the circle of nature.

Birdman said...

Interesting names for flowers. Bees like the beebalm?

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I love the firewheels!

Halcyon said...

I love seeing all the wildflowers. We have primroses here too - I do like them!

Gert said...

Oh my...what gorgeous 'wildflowers'! Isn't it amazing? We as a people work so hard to keep flowers alive and blooming...yet in its greatest beauty...there they are blooming wildly on their own!

Sylvia K said...

I do love the variety of wildflowers and great shots as always!!

Paula said...

The Beebalm is the same as what John calls Horsemint I think. We have lots of it here but never seen any with that little tint of lavender. That makes it so pretty.

Miss Val's Creations said...

Beautiful flowers as always. I hope the hay turns out ok for the cattle!

messymimi said...

It must be lovely to look out at the flowers, and a bit sad when they are cut down.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Thank you, I love seeing the wild flowers.....

Simple and serene living Laura Walker said...

Love seeing the wildflowers pop up in the fields. xo Laura

Mama Zen said...

The only thing finer than a pasture full of wildflowers is a pasture full of round bales.

Gosia k said...

We have Brown Eyed Susan in Poland and the landscape is similar to the North of my place where my cousin lives

Marit Sønstebø said...

Lovely wildflowers! Brown-eyed Susan is very pretty :)

RedPat said...

I love those firewheels, Tex!

Pantherka said...

Very beautiful flowers, I like it.

Midmarsh John said...

You do have a lovely selection of wild flowers in the meadow. The Bee Balm looks almost orchid like.

Giga said...

I love the wildflowers are beautiful. Regards.

Primitive Stars said...

Always love the wild flower pictures, all are so beautiful.Blessings Francine.

Bethany Carson said...

Love the wildflowers! I enjoy seeing them in ditches near the highway in the summer. I had to do a doubletake on those primroses...they look shockingly similar to the variety of morning glory that racks terror in our garden--but they appear to have different leave/stem types.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

The fire wheels are so pretty- I don't ever see them here. I hope everyone's hay fields dry up..this is so crazy- two years of no hay because of drought and now the hay is no good because of the flood!

Gail said...

Wonderful flowers.

As I have heard that hay "will beat a snowball".

We can't give our hay away. We have offered it for free cutting, they just do the work. It's good hay, I wish I could "beam" it to you.

ThreeOldKeys said...

Firewheels remind me of fireworks ... little bursts of color to Oooh and Ahhh at ....

Filip Demuinck said...

The cut grass is fabulous.

Greetings,
Filip

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Too hot for wildflowers now? What made the hay bad (or not as good as it should be?) (not a farm girl. obviously.).

Gail Dixon said...

I always hated to see the end of the Blanket flowers. Really pretty captures, especially the green field "sprinkled" with blooms. Too bad about the rain messing up the hay. I had no idea. Hopefully your second batch will be better. But I hear more rain is headed towards Texas this week. :/ We've had 2-4 showers every day since last week.

Robin Lamb said...

T, what beautiful flowers you have! Great images!
I suppose by now, you pond must finally be full! Hope it's not overfull!

Lowcarb team member said...

I always like to see wildflowers ...

All the best Jan

Our photos said...

Wow, this is nice ! Those Firewheels, i really like them !

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

Nice pictures, exquisite color, wonderful wildflowers! Happiness Is!

Farm Girl said...

I always enjoy seeing what else you do around your place. I like your wild flowers. Mine are about finished now with the heat.
I hope your next hay crop is good.

Lynn said...

Such a shame the first round of hay isn't all that good. Here's hoping the next will be a bumper crop:@)

Brian King said...

Beautiful flowers! I've always liked the round bales!

"E", ...Beth... , from VA. said...

so pretty. i love hay bales. always enjoy wildflowers. ( :

Red said...

It's funny how all the flowers got in the hayfield. Are these natural flowers or things that are invasives? they do make for a colorful hay field.

Stephen Hayes said...

This looks like the field I loved running through in my imagination when I was a kid.

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Sad when the wildflowers go!

Michelle said...

Those firewheels are my favorite.

Stephanie said...

You have Black Eyed Susans already! Those Firewheels are so pretty. Wonderful images!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Hay is for horses, I here. Here's hoping your 2nd crop is healthy!
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KB Bear said...

It astounds me that you are not *that* far away from me geographically yet your world is months ahead of ours in terms of vegetation. Beautiful flowers!!! And I'm glad the hay got baled, even if it isn't the best...

Cloudia said...

No reasons needed for beauty like this











ALOHA from Honolulu,
ComfortSpiral


SweetMarie said...

wildflowers are so pretty and dreamy. the bee balm is really pretty!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Thanks for sharing the beautiful wildflowers.

Chandra Eswaran said...

Beautiful photos of the wildflowers and hay-rolls, Theresa.
I just planted a small garden with some Bee Balm and now I am curious how it will turn out.
Have a Wonderful Day!
Peace :)

Randy said...

Nothing like wildflowers.

Felicia said...

most of the wildflowers you have down there are grown in gardens up here in Pa.

bailey-road.com said...

So many different types of beautiful wildflowers.

My Garden Diaries said...

Such a stunning collection of flowers you have up there! Each one is like a stunning treasure! And I am sorry to hear bout your hay. We are currently getting slammed with rain here in Chicago so I know the feeling. I'm glad you will still be able to use it as filler. Gorgeous photos....and a happy day to you! Nicole

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Sorry about the hay crop. Hope the 2nd cutting is better. We're getting some of that Texas rain now. We got two and a half inches in about half an hour a couple of days ago. It's really hard to stay ahead with the mowing because it's been so wet. I really love those Firewheels.

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Great flower pictures, Theresa, really enjoyable!

Paul said...

I've heard of the Bee Balm flower before but haven't actually seen one until just now in today's post... Sure are pretty flowers!

Karen S. said...

Oh goodness, that last shot is priceless. Those flowers just make that shot!

Rita said...

Love wildflowers. Especially those firewheels! :)

Weekend-Windup said...

Wild flowers looks good. Nice to see the hay wheel...

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Thanks for this. I loved the flowers and info, too.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful wildflowers! I love this time of the year when there are flowers everywhere.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Well, looks like the best time of the year as far as blossoms are concerned.
Hugs,
Mariette

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

The flowers are lovely!

Ms. A said...

I love all the flowers, but even hay bales and freshly mown field look great. Hope you handle the rains okay.

Hannah said...

Your wildflower photos are so neat, I really miss the abundant Texas flowers. I grew some Bee Balm from seed last year but sadly they didn't come back this year, I miss their blooms like Mardi Gras hats.

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

Love all your wildflowers! Texas looks like it's beautiful this time of year.

barbara l. hale said...

Sorry about the hay. But that's a dandy crop of wildflowers!

Barbara said...

Bee Balm! Thank you for saving me from looking it up. It's growing everywhere right now - love the purple splashes - but I didn't know what it was. I'm so grateful for our wildflowers!

Justin Carfagnini said...

Quite the variety! I like 'em all!

bon bon said...

Beauty everywhere! I'm so happy it's spring! lol

Ida said...

The Firewheels are so colorful. I actually "buy" mine to plant in the garden. You are lucky to have them for free. Sorry that the hay crop wasn't the greatest but I did like the shots of the baled hay and of course all your wonderful wildflowers.

Helma said...

So all those beautiful wild flowers. Unfortunately, some fields have cut back and then the flowers all at once.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa; I especially LOVE your firewheels, such pretty wildflowers♡♡♡
It is raining now here, so sorry about the hay crop, for me it sure is facilitating to see them rolled up like that!

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Laura. M said...

Beautiful wildflowers !!!

pattisjarrett said...

Nature's flower bed outshines the ones we labor over. Glad you got the hay done, hope the next crop has better weather.

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