Daily Archives: March 3, 2014

Bluebonnet Buddies

Looking very purply

Looking very purply now

When I checked on the first 2014 bluebonnet last Saturday, I was pleased that it was still going strong. Plus I couldn’t help but smile when I saw what was surrounding it.

The more the merrier

The more the merrier

Friends! Hopefully, the first of many. It’s great to know that before long purple will rule the landscape in our neighboring master-planned community.

But that’s not all.

Staying in the same color scheme

Staying in the same color scheme

I spotted these lovely, delicate wildflowers (linaria, also called toadflax) along the walking path about a quarter mile from the bluebonnets. I haven’t seen them in this area since 2011.

Kind of on the purple spectrum, I guess

Kind of on the purple spectrum

Once the (hopefully!) last gasp of winter blows through in a day or two, I expect that spring is going to push plenty of blooms our way.

Believe me, I’m ready for them!

Sidebar: I’ve been claiming that it’s the last cold day of winter for about six weeks. I hope I’m right soon!