Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Color It Alive

At this time last year, 5 months into the driest-twelve-months-on-record in Texas, our roadsides were barren brown. 

But the skies opened in November and have dropped showers almost weekly since.  

This year we're blooming. 
What signs of Spring are you seeing? 

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15 comments :

Sabrina said...

Bluebonnets are so beautiful! For me up here in Lubbock, spring brings pretty tulips on campus.

Desert Dweller said...

Nice bloom...time to walk and bike my area and see. Definitely warming, but definitely turned the corner to dried up once more...

Jayne said...

They are beautiful. Eric and I are heading out this weekend on a "photo safari" for bluebonnets :-)

Andrea said...

Oh how so lovely Kathleen! Are they the grape hyacinth? We don't have much blue flowers here, although we have the blue orchids. In a very few spring travels i had to temperate climates i haven't seen much of those blues.

R. Sherman said...

I assume those are Bluebells. Regardless, they're beautiful.

Cheers.

Kathleen Scott said...

Thanks, friends. I should have ID'd the flowers. They're bluebonnets, the Texas state flower, and blooming all over the Hill Country.

Pit said...

Hi Kathleen,
Such wonderful flowers, and so abundant at that: a really gorgeous sight! A wonderful picture! I'm always amazed how these wildflowers explode in spring here, when there has been some rain during the winter.
We do have some here on our property, too, and other wildflowers. And the Yuccas are blooming, too. Check everything out here: http://pitstexasexpatblog.wordpress.com/2012/03/28/spring-pictures-1/
Best regards,
Pit

Birdwoman said...

Gorgeous! I have got to get out there this week.

Kathleen, your blog is always an inspiration to me and for that reason I have chosen it to receive the "Liebster Bloggers Award" as one of my favorite blogs. Should you choose to accept, please link back to my blog, Gardening With Nature. http://gardeningwithnature.blogspot.com/

Beth said...

Great to see the lush blooms this year. I remember reading your posts last year during the awful drought, and seeing your photos of the dry earth. Spring came early here. We already have a few ripe wild blueberries.

Elizabeth said...

I really don't know why I've had such difficulty accessing your blog the past month, but today it popped up! I'm sorry not to have been by, and I've missed your posts and photos. It's time to catch up!

Cynthia Walker Pickens said...

It's amazing how quickly nature rebounds from a difficult year. Beauty all around us!

Jimmie Whipple said...

Here in North of New Braunfels, Texas the prickly pear are blooming. The painted buntings are back, wildflowers are moving from the blue to yellow phase, and the fleas are awful!

Mel said...

Just gorgeous. We have nothing to compare in Illinois, except maybe a field or two of phlox now and then.

So glad you have rain and lovely spring this year. Ours is shaping up nicely too, although weeks ahead of schedule.

Thanks for sharing.

Steve Schwartzman said...

If you'd like daily views of the wildflowers in Austin and surrounding areas, just amble on over to my blog.

SECRET PEPPER PERSON: said...

Check my post today for signs of spring in Florida! Oh how I would love to see a field of Bluebonnets in person!