Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Wordy Wednesday

I have been both real pleased and disappointed with the wildflowers this year. Our next door neighbor's land is full of phlox and yellow flowers whereas ours is kind of bare of them. Dan speculates that our neighbor has let his land go for years and ours will look like that in several years. On the other hand, we still have our bluebonnets and those have spread all over our land. In addition, we have more paintbrushes this year. In fact we have two large clusters of them.

The following are poor quality pictures as it has been rainy and cloudy for weeks on end. Both were shot on March 16th. In spite of the quality, they should give you an idea of what is what around here.

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Those white specks you see are actually white bluebonnets! Yes, the cluster of rare white bluebonnets is back and I'm mighty pleased with that fact. I call them my ghostly sentinels because they are located out front yard and are practically in line with the front door and porch. You can look out the windows of the front door and they will be there. They are more noticeable in the dawn while it is still somewhat dark and on gloomy days.

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This cluster of paintbrushes is out front of our house by the driveway. We also have another slightly smaller cluster way out back of our land.