One of the first things I did when I returned from my short Chicago trip was to drive to the master-planned community next to mine. My goal? See how much the bluebonnets had grown, as well as to check if any other wildflowers were adding to the color scheme.
Remember the few bluish-purple beauties that braved the end of winter last month?
Now they’re popping out all over where I do my long runs and walks! It’s really breathtaking.
As for the other wildflowers, well, so far they’re slackers. I mainly noticed pretty pink evening primrose intermingling with the bluebonnets here and there.
The red phlox stood out, but there were too few to make much of a difference.
Meanwhile, that one, lonely Indian Blanket not only is still hanging in there, but it has some friends nearby that are about to bloom.
Hopefully that sea of bluish purple is about to experience some colorful changes!