Well, April is nearly over and my rush to take hundreds of wildflower photos simply never happened this year. In fact, I never made it to the country roads to even look around to see where they were blooming the best. We have had so much rain this April which is good, but it seems […]
Wildflowers are starting to show their amazing colors. We had three inches of rain early last week which was great. I think our flowers will start blooming the next few weeks in abundance. I love the beginning of wildflower season and the new beginning it brings us. I know, for me, spring brings me excitement and […]
The winds have been ferocious. The winds have been hot. But, we have a few wild Tickweed flowers to at least add color to our very dry conditions. This photo was taken with the blowing winds. It was impossible to get a decent photo as flowers were all uniformly in blowing position!
Last week found this one lone wild sunflower next to one of our fences. It was a nice sunny day, but the wind was fierce so shooting a good shot was almost impossible. Notice how the flower petals are blowing backwards. These flowers just make me feel good! When it gets dark and dreary this winter I […]
Cowboy planted all our sunflowers this year. Our sunflowers had a hard time this summer with the extreme summer heat. This summer was really too hot and we found them very wilted more than once. Cowboy snapped this photo this week of our very last sunflower. I really love our sunflowers and already planning to add more next […]
Still have flowers blooming in my yard, but the heat is really taking a toll on them even though they are receiving plenty of water. I should have snapped shots before they all started showing the effects of the hot weather. I do love having spring and summer blooming plants and really enjoy them every morning […]
These are the last of our beautiful spring pasture flowers. Well, these are not exactly wildflowers, rather flowers that belong to weeds. The weeds that we do not want in our pastures! Never the less, these weeds have produced many lovely flowers. I do not know the names of the plants these came from. I pretty much try to […]
Think twice when carefully placing your babies, toddlers or kids in wildflowers by the side of the road to catch that perfect Bluebonnet photograph. Take the time to inspect the area really well for anything that bites. This big boy would not play nice.
I love experimenting with my phone photo editing apps. Here are some fun variations of the same photo. There are many apps to download. I try lots of free editing apps & if they do not work well I simply delete them. Here is Pop Art version. Here is Photo Tropedelic version. This version is […]
Spring is gone and summer is here. Here are my last few wildflower shots from our early May flowers. We will really miss our beautiful wildflowers! I love the golden color of the Creeping Oxeye. One last look at our Indian Blankets. I am ordering seeds to plant in my flower beds next spring. Notice the bee […]
Hate, hate, hate this cactus. It is definitely not a good thing to have at the farm. It grows everywhere and it is almost impossible to get rid of. It is not of any value (at least to farmers and ranchers) as no living thing can eat it. You can spray it, but it will […]
I love when late spring rolls around because my favorite wildflower appears. The Indian Blanket flower is also known as the Blanket Flower, Sundance Flower or the Firewheel. It is a small flower that resembles a daisy. You will find them in pastures, rocky areas and along the side of the road. They are very small, but in […]
I have a really pretty white Iris bed. It is in front of our farm house under a tree by the metal fence. Half of flowers are in our yard and the other half on the road side. I think everyone that drives by must enjoy them every spring. Last fall I cleaned the bed, […]