Thursday, March 31, 2011

Combined a Picture and a Card...Day 77

My grandchildren gave me a sweet card today. I took a picture of them and told them I would make a scrapbook page for them.  Here it is.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Pink Oxalis... Day 75

I love spring.  It offers a never ending choice of flowers. Reminds me I need to visit more 365 blogs. 
Oxalis rubra or Pink Oxalis

Monday, March 28, 2011

Texas Roadside Flowers... Day 74

A carpet of primroses, bluebonnets, indian paint brushes, red clover, purple vetch, yellow coreopsis

Sunday, March 27, 2011

A Small Titmouse...Day 73

She is hard to see, but she only stayed long enough for the one shot.

Left overs from the Houston Azalea Trail ... Day 72

Pink Formosa Azalea
I missed the Azalea Trail on March 3, but there are still plenty of Azaleas in the neighborhoods.  Beautiful Flowers! 

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Happy Birthday Oldest Grandson!...Day 71

My daughter says I stink at action shots, but I am trying. This is my oldest grandson.  He just turned 16. How many sixteen year old boys do you know that would celebrate with his little brother and cousin (the redhead is his brother).  They had fun playing bowling on Kinect a Xbox game. 
Teaching the 3 year old bowling form

Monday, March 21, 2011

Texas Coral Honeysuckle... Day 66

This is a flower time of year.  This is all along our road to my house and in the back acres.  Beautiful blooms.
Texas Coral Honeysuckle

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Indian Paint Brush ... Day 65

Sprinkled amongst the Bluebonnets are the Indian Paintbrushes. Beautiful coral contrast to the blue.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Texas Bluebonnet Time!...Day 64

Our roadways are blooming out.! I love this time of year!
I have to tell about the one that got away...I was sitting on the side of the road...getting camera out for a perfect shot of the most beautiful cardinal I have seen this spring.  He was I raised the camera...a car drove he least the image is in my mind.  : )

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St Patrick's Day! .....Day 62

Happy St Patrick's Day.  If you have stopped by this week  know I have been absorbed by my oxalis plants.  I will give you one more this one grows all over my farm the 'Common oxalis' or 'common yellow woodsorrel'
The only bud I could find.

Oxalis stricta
I really need to learn to use the zoom lens better.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Oxalis Zinfandel...Day 61

Can you tell I am partial to Oxalis?  This one has beautiful reddish stems. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

AustralianViolet Day 60

I loved this little flower.  I did not know it was from Australia and a Butterfly host. What a great bonus.  It is really a neat addition...looking for the perfect spot for it.  I think a hanging basket for now. 
Viola hederacea orTasmanian Violet

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Butterfly Food...Day 58

Butterflies need some place to sit while they eat...Our dinner invitation...

Marigold Janie Mix

Friday, March 11, 2011

New Geranium...Day 56

Of course, the grandson needed his picture with the geranium. I love this geranium because of it's leaves and that I can put it next to the swing in partial shade.  It needs afternoon shade in lower Texas.
Occold Shield Pelargonium

Thursday, March 10, 2011

A Respite in the Park...Day 55

A 4 hour round trip for a 5 year old and a toddler is excruciating.  Their mom said "Let's stop at the park."  You get to see the results. 
Big red slide
pogo stick
twirly bird
tetter totter

 Playground equipment has changed since I was small! 
I love fast speed shutters.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

I Love Trees...Day 54

I had to have a least one picture of my trees in the back yard before the Hickory leaves out.  I love their form and shape.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Does It Count If I am 2 Minutes Late? ...Day 53

The grandson and I found a few Wild Violets.
My time shows 12:03am...Wed.  guess Blogger doesn't share my clock.Whoo Hoo!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Carolina Jasmine...Day 50

I was driving through town this afternoon and this vine caught my attention.  Carolina Jasmine is supposed to be a mid spring to early summer bloomer.  Well it's blooming now...Wow.  I think I would plant a morning glory or cardinal flower to take over the bloom when this is through.

Gelsemium sempervirens

Friday, March 4, 2011

I Indulged Myself...Day 49

'Baby Yellow Duck Petunia'

Calibrachoa Orange, Bidens, Petunia
Yellow Petunia just make me smile.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Redbud Grove...Day 48

I told you we had a grove of Redbuds, since Barbara came back to look at the Redbud picture thought I would share this. It only happens at this time of the year.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Loropetalum chinensis...Day 47

Loropetalum, Fringe Flower, Witch Hazel
This has been a favorite of mine.  Some people keep them trimmed like a hedge, I just let mine grow like a woodland sprite.