I was out walking around the loop part of my drive way when I noticed one of my favorite wild flowers starting to bloom. There used to be several of them in my front “access” half acre lot, but they disappeared a couple of years ago. This new volunteer is trying to grow in some really thick stuff at the edge of the drive way. In this picture you can see that it is just starting to bloom:
And here is a picture looking down at it:
I was standing in my driveway when I took these pictures. I will keep watching it and will post more pictures as its blooming advances. This wild flower is one of my favorites. It has many common names, like “Red Texas Star” or “Texas Plume” to give a couple. Do you have any around your place and if so, what do you call them?
There is a blooming bush that seems to be everywhere on my place and my wife and I can not stand the smell from its blooms. I do not know what it is; maybe one of you can tell me its name. Its aroma is very strong and pungent and seems to be everywhere. Here are a couple of pictures of the shrub. This first one is one complete bush:
And I enlarged some of the blooms:
Do you know what it is? Is it wild or is it a cultivated bush that went feral?
Earlier this year there were a lot of dew berries in bloom along the drive way. The lack of rain turned an expected good crop into dried up small raisins. All the ripe ones are in bad condition. A few of the late comers look to be in fair shape so far, but I would guess that they, too, will shrivel up and dry out. You will have to enlarge the picture to see the ripe ones that I circled with yellow:
On my way back into the house, I snapped a picture of some of my wife’s flowers. They seem to be doing well, but of course they do get watered.
A little walk in nature always brightens up the morning