Wednesday, March 9, 2016

- Painting the hills

My favorite Texas wildflower color isn't bluebonnet blue ...

Patch #69

it's Indian paintbrush orange ...

Photo taken at the Wildflower Center,
after which G reminded me not to step off the path

G got a chance to look up wildflowers at the National Wildflower Center ...


And I got to make some IDs of my own, including this bitterweed ...

plus I got another shot at capturing an Edwards Plateau thimbleweed, aka Two-flower anemone ...

with its tell-tale mid-stem ruffle ...

4 comments:

Susan McQuade said...

Indian Paintbrush is so lovely. Reminds me of our visit to the Sedona area on AZ. So earthy and vivid. As always, your blog is a highlight of my day.
Blessings,
Sue McQ in cloudy IL

Liz Ackert said...

Thank you, as always. We are planning a trip to New Mexico and Arizona in the fall ... would love to know "must see" recommendations.

Susan McQuade said...

Good Morning, Liz!
I will put my thinking cap on and ask my husband as well. Can't get enough of that red rock. Blessings, Sue

Liz Ackert said...

Thanks! And yes, the colors in the New Mexico outcrops blew us away ... can't wait to see more!