Saturday, April 30, 2011

Cardinal Vine a Hummer's Delight ...Day 107

This caught my eye along with the beautiful hummer.  He escaped.

Cardinal Vine, Ipomoea sloteri


Friday, April 29, 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Oops I Missed a day. Day 100

First Morning Glory Blooms in the seedling tray.  Will share the wealth when transplanted.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Anthony Waterer Spirea ...Day 96

I have always enjoyed Bridal Wreath Spirea, but it is so fleeting.  Anthony Waterer Spirea keeps on giving a mass of pink blooms most of the late spring to early summer months.
Sorry, I had my camera set on movement, but the wind was still too much. 

Monday, April 18, 2011

Pink Evening Primrose ...Day 95

Not nearly as showy as some I have seen, but it brightens the shade in the backyard, and brings back memories of the kids calling them buttercups and smashing them on the noses of their siblings, then letting out at peals of laughter at the yellow nose. 
Oenothera speciosa

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Amaryllis...Day 94

This Amaryllis comes up every year and blooms for Easter, then disappears amid the weeds again.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Hot Lips Salvia ...Day 93

I love the name... Hot Lips... The plant also has heavy fragranced foliage too.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Another Hidden Critter... Day 91

You could say I was sharing another wildflower of Texas, but my focus came the critter when I was zooming in for a closer shot.  The flower is a False Dandelion or Hypochaeris radicata.  You'll recognize the critter.  ; )


Now this busy lady never stopped to pose for me. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Seedlings Ready for Transplant... Day 90

In upper right hand corner Nasturtium.  The upper left and lower left Cardinal Vine.  I had thought I got Cypress Vine. Not

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Can You Find Me ... Day 89

I have found another camouflage expert.  See if you can find him in the first picture then I have his hiding place in the following ones.
Little Green (today) Chameleon

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Yum the Blue Bell Fun Run... Day 86

I went to the 5K Fun Run with my daughters and friend for them to participate and me to take pictures.  They took the boys on the 5K Run with them.. The grandson in green jogged the last half  and raced with his aunt to the finish line.  It was fun and Blue Bell Ice Cream was for free for all.  Yum.

arrival



Blue Bell Fun Run benefactor



Enjoying the spoils.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Monday, April 4, 2011

My Abundant Blooming Pink Rose... Day 81

I bought this rose years ago in Blanco, Texas at a small nursery.  I loved the pink buds.  It had no name.  This bush blooms from March until almost frost and is fragrant.  My kind of rose. ; )


Sunday, April 3, 2011

Nature Camouflaged Can You Identify Him?...Day 80



Did you find him?  I almost missed him when I was turning on the water to the garden.  He knew he was so well camouflaged that he only moved when my hand came too close.

I think he is a Mexican Treefrog, although he is a bit like the description of a cricket frog.  If someone can help me identify him I will fix the title.  Thanks.
Isn't he cute.


Saturday, April 2, 2011

Savanah's Red Tip Photinia ...Day 79

When my granddaughter Savanah was born, this bush was planted. It has out grown her. She doesn't live here anymore, but her bush/tree is flourishing.  Beautiful just like she is. 

Red-Tip Photinia