We all know how I love sunflowers. The continued drought this spring and summer has been so disappointing when it came to finding the beauty in local wildflowers. I could not even plant sunflowers this spring. I am already looking forward to the flowers of coming springs and very much hoping the drought will break […]
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!
Spring will be around the corner and everyone knows how I love my wildflowers! My precious daughter in law gave these to me for an early Valentine’s gift. The minute I opened them they reminded me of wildflower season. I was thrilled to receive earrings that I can wear in spring and summer while our […]
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 […]
Nothing makes life better than a girl’s trip to the lake. We had lot’s of fun and were lucky that the weather actually provided us with two wonderful sunny days. This was great way to start the summer season by spending a few days just boating and swimming all day with a little shopping on the side! Of course, the best part is enjoying time […]
In early summer you will find Bear grass( Xerophyllum tenax) in the mountain areas. Bear grass is not only eaten by mountain goats, but elk, bighorn sheep and deer love it also. Supposedly, Grizzly bears do not really like it as much as other animals. Grizzly bears use Bear grass as a nesting material for their […]
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 […]
Here are just a few samples of wildflowers I found along the side of the road on my way to town this week. The roads are filled with so many pretty flowers! Photos were taken with iPhone.
A college friend and I traveled for a day trip to see a special friend who has recently moved about two hours away. We had the most fun ever! It was wonderful to laugh, tell old stories and spend time together. By the end of the day we had literally laughed all day long. We even chuckled when we […]