Stop and Smell the Flowers
The first ten miles of my daily commute is a reminder of why I moved to the country. Here in the Texas Hill Country there is something blooming most of the year.
I started this blog with the idea that I would write about the things I saw as the seasons change. Great idea but right now I'm about a month behind in tracking to early spring show. Part of the reason is that sometimes I have make a stop and take a closer look at a flower in order to identify it and since it seems I'm always running late that stop doesn't happen.
Yesterday I came home early and stopped to identify the yellow flowers that are so prolific along the roadside right now. Yellow seems to be the most common flower color along our roads and one needs to literally stop and smell the flowers to make an accurate id.
Right now we're seeing the spring bloom of yellow bitterweed. While I was figuring that out I spotted wild garlic, blue gila, (I think) some sort of fleabane and, of course, bluebonnets. All this within a few feet, well worth the stop.