“Just living is not enough,” said the butterfly,
“one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”
Hans Christian Anderson
A little something to brighten the day.
Summer flowers edited using Topaz Studio – Radiance.
I am almost afraid to say anything to jinx the unusually pleasant weather we have had (so far). It has given us a bumper crop of dewberries. These grow wild near our house. We picked two quarts today.
Below: These Gaillardia pulchella have just started blooming on our land.
They are beautiful along the roadsides in the Hill Country right now.
This thistle was a bit weather beaten but I loved the way it looked.
This little Syrphis Hoverfly did too.
Sensitive Briar (Mimosa quadrivalvus) grows wild along the railroad tracks. I remember it being more fragrant than the ones I found today. Oh well, it is still beautiful.