Spring? Already?

I suppose that I should be used to having spring like weather in February.  It is central Texas.  We have had very little cold weather this fall and winter.  I always worry that the trees will start budding out and the daylilies will emerge, then a freeze will swoop in for the kill.  I’m a worrier. Until then, I will enjoy the spring like weather and the spots of color against the mostly gray and brown that make up most of the landscape.

coreopsis lanceolata This little flower has been blooming in the center of our backyard for over a month.  It is like having a little spot of sunshine and happy.

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This little flower has been blooming in the center of our backyard for over a month.It is like having a little spot of sunshine.

We have dill plants everywhere.  I had one in a pot last summer and when it went to seed, I scattered them around for the butterflies to enjoy the plants next spring.  The weather has been so mild they came up about a month ago.  Below, one of my kitties is helping protect the dill against a butterfly attack. 😉

Preparing to fend off a butterfly.

Preparing to fend off a butterfly.

Emerging daylilies.  These are approximately 1/2 to one inch tall plants.

Emerging daylilies. These are approximately 1/2 to one inch tall plants.

 

The same daylilies three days later.  now 2-4 inches tall.

The same daylilies three days later. now 2-4 inches tall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The redbuds are starting to bloom too.

Redbuds blooming.

Redbuds blooming.

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Albert Phineas Drache

 

 

Melyna

Spring color and relaxing walks

The nights are still cool but the days are getting warmer.  Flowers are starting to bloom in earnest and with the wonderful rain we have had in recent months, the Redbud trees are looking especially cheerful this year.  Below are some photos from walks around the area this week.

Redbud Blossoms

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The first of many bluebonnets in our yard.

Trouble Bluebonnet

I am in love with the Redbud trees.  If they were fragrant they would be perfect.

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Seed pod left over from last summer. Not sure what the plant is.

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One trail we found had this old Toyota truck tucked away in a clearing.  It looks like it has been there a while.

 

Old Toyoyta grill and emblem

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