Sunday, March 27, 2016
some wild things and some not so wild things
The bluebonnets in the yard are nearing full bloom I think
and the evening primrose too.
And the baby blue eyes.
The little red lilies are in decline. Not exactly a wildflower but they are the first things to bloom and they do spread like wild things.
The indian paintbrush has been in full bloom. I noticed two small clumps on the edge of the ditch on the shop side of the street.
Mixed in were these startlingly blue 'scarlet pimpernel' along with the more normal coral version. In fact, I've never seen them this color before.
Very few of the poppies, which were so abundant last year, came back this year or rocket larkspur either since I failed to throw the seed I had collected at the right time of year
but the mock dogwood is coming into bloom.
I have some volunteer sunflowers coming up from the seeds scattered by the birds from the totem bird feeder.
Meanwhile, this little finch decided the tea cup was a good place to take a nap.
This little frog was on the nun's orchid when I pulled the pot away from the wall
and these guys are snugged down in a bromeliad.
You can't see her but there is a bluebird sitting on three beautiful blue eggs in there.
And then there is this wild thing.