Views of the Neighborhood – Wildflowers

Since spring is officially here The Producer and I decided to go out yesterday to see if the wildflowers have begun to bloom. We were pleased to be able to find that they were doing their best to bring a smile. I hope you enjoy the walk.

Views of the Neighborhood

On our way to the Greenbelt, we passed a beautiful hillside of Bluebonnets.

Then a bright red display of Poppies.

Next to the greenbelt trail, more Bluebonnets.

A lonely Hill Country Rain Lilly. I’m sure more will be along

My favorite thinking spot.

Some Cedar Sage.

Lovely delicate flower.

I thought this rock looked terrific.

Another unknown

These looked like berry flowers.

A beautiful resting spot with Bluebonnets.

A close up of a bluebonnet.

A bunch of daisies.

A path through the Bluebonnets

Beautiful wild yellow Iris and a few Lilly pads.

The everpresent sign indicating a picture opportunity.

I hope you enjoyed the walk.

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  1. Nice collection.

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    1. It is. Thank you, Charles.

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  2. Your neighborhood has dressed itself up for Spring’s arrival.

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    1. I was thinking the same while walking along. Thank you, GP.

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  3. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    Our area is abloom as well. So refreshing! Thank you for sharing Spring’s arrival in your area. Lovely!

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    1. I thought it might have been too early but was right on time. Thank you, Gwen.

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  4. What a wonderful walk, John! I love the wild yellow Iris and Lilly pads shot. Enjoy your Sunday!

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    1. Thank you , Jill. I had to go through a buch of brush to get it so I’m glad you liked it. 😁

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      1. Thanks for the added risks! πŸ™‚

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      2. Hahaha. I didn’t even have to put on my velcro fastened cream colored walking shoes.

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  5. Thanks for taking us along, John. The flowers are beautiful. I also like the look of your thinking spot.

    I hope you guys are staying safe and healthy.

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    1. We are doing well. Thank you, Dan. I hope you are the same.

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  6. Yes, I did enjoy the walk. Thanks for taking us along! I was particularly taken with the bluebonnets.

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    1. They are very pretty this year. Thank you, Liz.

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      1. You’re welcome, John!

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  7. What a lovely perambulation, John! Have always enjoyed the Texas wildflowers, though the pollen is killer. Glad that you and the producer were able to step out for a bit of fresh air and sunshine. Stay safe!

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    1. Thank you, Lori. Yes the oak pollen makes everything look like it has been seasoned with curry powder. Our walk was mostly in the cedars whch are finished trying to duplicate themselves for the year. 😁

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      1. My brother is terribly allergic to the oak and cedar pollen. He said it’s been particularly bad this year.

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      2. We actually had two waves of Oak. Hopefully we are almost done.

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  8. Gorgeous, thanks!!

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    1. Thank you, Darlene. 😊

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  9. It seems Spring in Texas is really bursting out, John. Lovely pictures. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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    1. Thak you, Susanne. I think it is here. 😊

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  10. Thanks for letting me tag along, John — I enjoyed it immensely, especially since Spring seems to be tarrying here of late (or maybe we’re all just tired of being cooped up!) What a lovely thinking spot, and the colors you’ve included — from blues to reds to white and all that green — are magnificent!

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    1. Thak you. Idid try to mix it up since I had so may bluebonnet shots. We usually get Indian Paintbrush but I haven’t seen any.

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  11. Little paradise, dear John! Thanks!

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    1. Or maybe just a piece of a little paradise. Thank you, Maria.

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  12. Thank you for taking us along on your walk.. Spring definitely has sprung in your neck with all those lovely little blooms. Great spaces to sit and soak in the air. I think I would go there every day!

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    1. I would like to go every day myself. Thanks, Dale.

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      1. πŸ™‚

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  13. I was thinking just yesterday how much I’d enjoy a drive to see the Bluebonnets. But, I’d better stay home a little longer. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. You can go, just don’t go near anyone. Thanks, Jan

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  14. Reminds me that we should possible do the Willow City Loop again soon.
    Take care, and stay healthy,
    Pit

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    1. Yes you should. Thanks and stay healthy as well.

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  15. Beautiful, John, and something we can all use about now.

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    1. Yes. We need a wildflower fix.

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  16. Nothing like a walk through Mother Nature’s garden to refresh the soul. Thanks, John ❀

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    1. Yes indeed, Jacquie. Thank you.

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  17. I love it when you roam the grounds, John.

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    1. I like the term. I think I will use Ground Roamin’ in the future. Thaks, Marc

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      1. Cool as old school, you’re more than welcome Boss.

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      2. Not to be confused with leaving the bar on hands and knees.

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      3. Which . . I may have been introduced to in my younger days. I can’t quite remember all the details.

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      4. Hahahaha. I wouldn’t even want to remember.

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      5. Maybe that’s why I don’t, πŸ˜‰

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  18. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    Beautiful pics! I loved all the purple. Thanks for sharing a taste of spring.

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    1. Thanmk you, Denise.

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  19. The walk was wonderful, John! Thank you so much … you know how much I love seeing flowers, trees, Nature πŸ™‚

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  20. Wow! Spring is really far along there. Hadn’t realized wild irises came in yellow. Beautiful!

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    1. Yup. There they were. Thanks, Eilene

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  21. You’re more in bloom than we are here, John. Love those irises – tried to grow them once, but no luck.

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    1. I had not seen yellow before. Mostly blue and purple. It was a treat.

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  22. Really lovely, John. I so enjoyed the walk among beautiful flowers.

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    1. Glad you did, Jennie.

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  23. That was a lovely walk! I loved the lily’s at the pond with the reflections and your stone “thinking” bench. I can see why it’s a favorite spot of yours.

    The Bluebonnets look like what we call Miniature Lupine to me so I looked up your Texas Bluebonnet and find they are a Lupine native to TX. Lupinus texensis aka The Bluebonnet and your state flower! Huh, you learn something new every day! You know, I still haven’t memorized the state flower of NV my new home state! I’ve got lots and lots of learning yet to do. πŸ’™πŸ˜€

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    1. I think the state flower of Nevada might be the greenback. 😁

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      1. I looked it up it’s not that.πŸ˜‚

        It’s Sagebush! I’m still mad at it from my horseback camping trip over a year ago!

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      2. Hahahaha. Maybe you’ll become friends someday. 😁

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      3. Someday…maybe. πŸ˜€

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  24. Gorgeous pictures, John. So nice you have spring.

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    1. Yes it is. Of course, you have fall.

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  25. Gorgeous wildflowers. I love the water iris! Your favorite resting spot looks cool and inviting, but I really liked the rock surrounded by bluebonnets. Thanks for the lovely walk, John. Stay safe.

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    1. Thanks Michelle. Stay safe as well.

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