Thursday, April 26, 2012

A to Z Challenge - W is for Wildflowers

The most popular and widely known wildflower is Texas are bluebonnets and Indian paintbrush, but we have some other very pretty gifts from Mother Nature that dot our meadows.

Here are just a few that I have seen in recent weeks on my morning walks. I have been known to mow around some of them that grow in my front pasture area. My husband laughs, but then flowers mean little to him.

This first one is my favorite. I let it grow wherever it pops up, and when the flowers in my old plow died in the drought last year, I didn't buy new ones. Now I don't have to.


This next one is an early bloomer in Texas and sometimes the fields will be a sea of pink and coral.


Here is another favorite of mine. This one reminds me of Queen Anne's Lace that I remember growing wild in Michigan, where I grew up a little wild, too.


This little  flower pops up all over, especially along the road, and one day I stopped to really look at it and thought it was quite lovely. Some of them are white, others yellow, and I've even seen some pink ones.

It's important for us to stop and take note of these little treasures around us. Sometimes we get so busy we forget that there is a whole world of beauty out there.

You'll notice that I have not named any of these. Do you know what they are?

2 comments:

Dana said...

Gorgeous pics! I grew up in Michigan, too--love Indian paintbrush and Queen Anne's Lace. :)

Maryann Miller said...

Dana, I'm not sure if this white flower is Queen Anne's Lace. I remember the flower being broader and flatter. But perhaps my memory is faulty. (smile)