Hello Spring!

Archie is smelling the tea olive.
Archie is smelling the tea olive buds.

One of my favorite times of year is Springtime. Everything is fresh and renewed. There is growth and blossoming. We get a glimpse of the beauty to come.

A old red barn lightened by the setting sun.
An old red barn lightened by the setting sun.

These are a few shots I have gathered around town. Here in Sulphur Springs, we have had lots of rain lately, so the grass and weeds are green and growing.

Although not spring flowers, the pansies are still looking good.
Although not spring flowers, the pansies are still looking good.

The leaves of my naked ladies have surfaced. The paper whites are in full bloom. Clover is coloring the lawn of an empty lot.

Naked ladies are above ground readying for blooms to follow.
Naked ladies are above ground readying for blooms to follow.

What a glorious time to be alive and enjoy all of nature’s wonders. Because, if you live in Texas, it won’t be long until the hot, dry summer has killed most of the delicate flowers and grass.

Daisy leaves are soaking up the early spring sun in anticipation of the flowers to come.
Daisy leaves are soaking up the early spring sun in anticipation of the flowers to come.

But for now, Hello Spring! Enjoy!

Dandelions.
Dandelions in a field tilled by feral hogs.
Yellow narcissists bloom by an old fence.
Yellow narcissus bloom by an old fence.
These delicate blooms on a weed were what I gathered as a small child for bouquets. My mom always happily accepted them.
These delicate blooms on a weed were what I gathered as a small child for bouquets. My mom always happily accepted them.
More colorful pansies.
More colorful pansies.
A beautiful pink camellia bush in full bloom.
A beautiful pink camellia bush in full bloom.
A close-up of a camellia. Lovely.
A close-up of a camellia. Lovely.

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