Last week I posted photos of sheep. Several of you did not expect to see sheep photographed in Texas…you expected cows.
Tonight….I give you cows!!
As many of you know, I have suffered greatly over my small phlox. And agonized with envy over my friend Corey’s large phlox. But today…despite the smallness of my phlox….I have blooms!
So apparently what they say is true…..its not the size of the dog in the fight its the size of the fight in the dog….or should I say, its not the size of the phlox in the garden but the size of the blooms on the phlox!!
Daffodils along the Trinity River – 7th Street Bridge in the background
I noticed this odd little flower among the bunch and immediately thought of Midwestern Plant Girl. Plant Girl…..would you like a shot at explaining this unique genetically altered plant?!
The Union Pacific Railroad Yard in Fort Worth Texas
“This challenge subject is all about capturing the roads, walks, trails, rails, we move from one place to another on. You can walk on them, climb them, drive them, ride them, as long as the way is visible.” Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge
The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge is to share a photo that represents fresh. As many of you know I have been watching my Texas Red Bud very closely, taking pictures of the buds every day or two.
This morning I went out to take a few photos before leaving for work…I was thrilled to see the buds were bursting to life.
You will notice the leaves are also starting to bud. Soon they will replace the beautiful flowers.
This is one of my favorite views of the courthouse downtown. I really like the contrast of the old and new architecture.
The photos were taken from the Trinity River bike trail.
Some of you may recall back in February I visited a local community garden. Having lived in Texas for 16 years it did not surprise me to see plants growing in the garden mid-winter. What did surprise me was finding a memorial to people killed during hate crimes.
Sometimes it is easy to forget how far we have come and how far we still have to go. One of the web sites quoted on the memorial for MH is Unfinished Lives. I have followed this blog for quite some time and each time I read a story about the beating death of a transgender individual, or the arson attack against a lesbian couple, or the harassment of a gay man I can’t help but remember the friends I have lost to hate and the risk all of us continue to face daily, simply because we refuse to pretend to be a person we are not.
May they all rest in peace….and may we all learn to choose love over hate.