Since not much is going on around the neighborhood, The Producer and I went out searching for signs of spring. Come walk with us.
As we get started we should read the famous signboard in front of El Arroyo restaurant in Austin. Pretty much describes Texas weather.
Yeah, this morning, lots of fog. Sure sign of spring
Last week we saw a couple of puny artichoke agaves. Here is the grandmother of all artichoke agaves. It is about eight feet across and I guess it to be over thirty years old. Not spring but thought you would like to see a big one.
Here is a bush that is beginning to bloom. The Producer and I cannot identify it. It is not a Forsythia. Any ideas? It is very prolific and looks like its branches grow up and then cascade down the plant.
Here are some red berries of a Hawthorn. Not sure if it is a green bark Hawthorn or not. It looks like it started as a shrub and then trimmed to look like a tree.
Huge agave. Not a sign
A sign of spring is trimmed Crepe Myrtles. They flower from new growth so they need to be trimmed each year. These have been trimmed to within an inch of their lives. There is some debate about whether trimming them this radically produces the best results. Some people call this kind of trimming Crepe Murder. A swing by in a few weeks will tell the tale.
Here is a Crepe Myrtle that has not been trimmed as yet.
A yucca in bloom. Not necessarily a sign of spring since they can bloom anytime.
Heavenly Bamboo showing its berries
Deer out and about without worrying about those nasty bucks chasing them. Yup. A sign of spring.
The ever-popular Rosemary. Blooming blue flowers.
I hope you enjoyed the walk. Here have a margarita. You’ve earned it.