PERDIDOS MAY FLOWERS

TAMI SMELLING THE FLOWERS IN MY MAN CAVE

Today was perfect to get out and take a few photos of the Indian Blanket Flowers. On my place no matter which direction you look in May, it is solid with these flowers.

Las Perdidos sits on a sloping ground dropping about 600+ feet from top to bottom, but not like you would think. It is mostly on stair like steps with six levels (more or less). My house is on the largest flat level, the third level up from the creek bottom which gives me a panoramic view of my whole valley and all of these photos are taken on this level. The other levels have a different verities. So don’t encourage me~! I did post some of the flowering trees some time back. All flowers shown are native~!

So in the early spring we first have wild Anemones which start off white, then light blue getting darker until they are purple, which I consider the harbinger of spring here. Next several others follow mostly blue or white and yellow flowers which stay all summer. Next we get the blue bonnets, and then several yellows such as agarita bush, columbine, coreopsis, false night shade, actually too many for me to list, or even photograph. What I am saying is that in late spring, and about this time of the season, Indian blanket starts blooming, and while many of the other flowers mentioned are still there, they are pushed into the background by this plant which takes over in a big way~!

So on my third level this is mostly what you will see in May. And it is the subject of today’s photos. I hope I do not overdo it. To start it off though I must say that the photo above is just Tami, who you may see in other photos… Did you ever have a kid who liked to be photographed~? I do~! Well actually she does not leave my side~! So you will recognized her, there she is standing on top of my Jacuzzi, smelling the flowers in my “Man Cave”

ENJOY

CLOSE UP OF INDIAN BLANKET
LOOKING NORTH
ACTUALLY THE PURPLE MARTINS ARE HERE IN FORCE
IT IS ABOUT TIME FOR THEM TO FLEDGE
THE SKY GETS FILLED WITH THE SIGHT
AND SOUND OF BIRDS DARTING
AND TALKING ABOUT IT~!
I HAVE THREE POLES SUCH AS THIS
HERE THEY ARE
MY DRIVE COMING IN FROM MY GATE
OH THAT’S TAMI TELLING ME SHE SMELLS SOMETHING
NOT FLOWERS
OH I HAVE ROCKS TOO
BIG ROCKS
JUST ANOTHER VIEW, OH THAT TALL SPINALLY PLANT IS SOTOL YUCCA BLOOMING, AND LOOK, I ALSO HAVE PRICKLY PEAR
HA HA JUST THREW THIS IN TO REST YOUR EYES
PRAIRIE VERBENA

LOOKING TO THE EAST WE SEE
ANOTHER SOTOL YUCCA,
SEVERAL TYPES OF AGAVE
ROCK WALL IS OVER 200 YEARS OLD
LOOKING NORTH FROM NEAR MY GATE
SEE I TOLD YOU THERE WERE MANY OTHER FLOWERS UNDER THOSE~!
BLACKFOOT DAISY IS BEAUTIFUL ALL YEAR
BLACKFOOT DAISY THE REST OF THE YEAR
I HAVE TEN VARIETIES OF
MILKWEED
BUTTERFLIES LOVE THIS PLACE
I BETTER STOP, I COULD DO THIS ALL DAY. THIS IS A VIEW FROM MY FRONT PORCH TAKEN JUST A FEW MINUTES AGO.
That is ancient juniper branches on top of the rock wall, they never decay. I did not want to repair the wall, and ruin the ancient age, but to keep the deer from jumping it, I added the branches. You are looking across the parking space into my field. I rarely close the these gates but have three like this for times when the deer get a little to friendly~!

Let’s see next month what flowers are blooming, the last of the year are Maximilian sunflower which grow up to five feet tall and are spectacular~!
What a beautiful way to end a Hill Country year~!
MVC

One thought on “PERDIDOS MAY FLOWERS

  1. The Indian Blanket are beautiful! What a pretty meadow to look out on from the house! I like the top photo, too, with the Indian Blanket and the Prickly Pear! Thank you for sharing your beautiful flowers!

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