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Five for Five

Sunflowers brighten the view.

Gotta love the yellow.

Last Sunday morning during my five-mile walk in our neighboring master-planned community, several sights moved me to snap pics with my Nikon S6200.

Let’s call it five miles, five photos. I started off with the sunflowers, which finally are blooming everywhere this month.

Do you see what I see?

Do you see what I see?

Next there was this rabbit trying to hide in the grass. I usually see at least a half-dozen bunnies during my walk.

Looking a little blue

Looking a little blue

This odd-colored catfish caught my eye. For some reason it was lazing around near the lake’s shore.

Refreshing!

Refreshing!

The best friend of a walker/runner during Houston’s notoriously steamy summers? Sprinklers! I doused myself in one of them after I captured the scene.

Pretty in pink

Pretty in pink

Near the end of my journey, these purty petals almost blocked my way along the sidewalk back home. I think they wanted to be included in this post.

And so they are!

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More Purple Power

These lovelies can’t be hidden.

These lovelies can’t be hidden.

Nature has a way of surprising us, especially in the early spring.

Did you know that Iris was the Greek goddess of rainbows?

Did you know that Iris was the Greek goddess of rainbows?

One day an area is green and boring. Then, seemingly overnight, violet hues transform that landscape into something lovely.

Large and in charge

Large and in charge

Thanks, irises!

One-Word Wednesday

These flowers look so soft!

These flowers look so soft!

Curls!

Photos shot with my Nikon 1 V1.

Photos shot with my Nikon 1 V1.

Groundhog Affirmation

My Knockout roses are blooming beautifully.

My Knockout roses are blooming beautifully.

On February 2, Punxsutawney Phil failed to see his shadow.

My neighbors’ azaleas brighten up our cul-de-sac.

My neighbors’ azaleas brighten up our cul-de-sac.

You know what that means: We’re looking forward to an early spring.

Azalea buds

Azalea buds abound.

Looks like the Houston-area roses and azaleas agree!

One-Word Wednesday

Water from the sprinkler beads up on one of our roses.

Droplets!

Colorful Crepes Cheer

There are lots of beautiful crepe myrtles in my neighborhood.

Almost red.

The colors pop against the blue sky.

White.

Purple is a rare color in our ’hood.

And kinda blue.

Even the crepe myrtles are rooting for Team USA at the Summer Olympics!

Beauty and Beastly

A monarch searches for the perfect horsemint to land on.

Remember how gorgeous these horsemint appeared back in April?

Blllch!

Now those purple beauties look downright beastly.

The color is gone.

As do a bunch of other wildflowers in the Houston area. The summer’s heat definitely is taking its toll on our flora.

Gotta love the sun if you’re named after it!

Fortunately, some plants thrive this time of year. Like sunflowers.

The petals are reaching towards the sky.

And black-eyed Susans (no relation).

No summertime blues in this group

Is it any coinky-dink that the wildflowers now flourishing are yellow . . . like the sun that beats down on us and heats the temperatures into the 90s every day?

I think not!