Archive for the 'Flowers and Plants' Category

Agave and Mexican Oregano

Posted in Flowers and Plants, Hill Country, Home, Nature on July 31st, 2015 by judy

Agave and Mexican Oregano

I took this standing on our porch. Our hummingbirds love the Mexican Oregano.

Silver Magnolia

Posted in Flowers and Plants, Hill Country, Home, Nature on July 3rd, 2015 by judy

Silver-Magnolia

Magnolia, processed in B&W. A large magnolia tree lives in our courtyard and every spring provides us with a great deal of joy. Magnolias don’t bloom all at once like many blooming trees, but only a few at a time. Magnolias are very ancient trees, evolving before bees evolved, I just read. Before our bees started disappearing, when we first moved to Wimberley, the courtyard would reverberate with a very loud buzz as millions of bees enjoyed the magnolia blossoms. The silence is now deafening…

Water Lily Bud

Posted in Flowers and Plants on June 23rd, 2015 by judy

Water lily

Poppies

Posted in Flowers and Plants, Hill Country, Nature on June 23rd, 2015 by judy

Poppies

Wildflower Farm, Fredericksburg, TX

Lotus Flower

Posted in Flowers and Plants on June 21st, 2015 by judy

Lotus Flower

Yellow Rose

Posted in Flowers and Plants, Nature on June 16th, 2015 by judy

Yellow Rose

 

White Prickly Poppies line drawing

Posted in B&W, Flowers and Plants, Hill Country, Texas on May 19th, 2015 by judy

White Prickly Poppies

This is a kind of line drawing version of White Prickly Poppies (see below).  The feeling is totally different from the original or the version below where I tried to pull out the transparent character of the petals, but still I think interesting.

They are now at their peak now in this part of the  Hill Country and  you often see clumps of these beautiful plants along the road.  We are lucky to have a number of them on our property.  This photo, however, was taken earlier in the spring on Willow City Loop near Fredericksburg.

Fungus Among Us

Posted in Flowers and Plants, Texas on May 13th, 2015 by judy

Fungus Among Us

We found these beautiful large fungi on the dead half of a tree in Ingleside, Texas.  Of course I couldn’t resist capturing them!

White Prickly Poppies

Posted in Flowers and Plants, Hill Country, Nature, Texas on April 15th, 2015 by judy

White Prickly Poppies

White Prickly Poppies in a field of blueobnnets at Willow City Loop, April 2015.  I processed them to better bring out the transparent character of their petals.

Boots ‘n Bluebonnets II

Posted in Flowers and Plants, Hill Country, Texas on April 12th, 2015 by judy

Boots and Bluebonnets

The second Boots ‘n Bluebonnets picture.  Willow City Loop, April 2015.