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The Changing Seasons (Month 3)

My flower bed doesn’t look a lot different from last month. But I’m excited about the changes that are coming.

Right now the grass is still brown and many plants remain dormant. But buds are popping out from the tree branches and signs of Spring are slowly peeking out from the earth.

I was excited today to find a little visitor under the bushes out front. Fortunately for the bunny he chose the front yard instead of the back….he probably heard rumors about the recent demise of one of his relatives at the paws of Sugar.

A friendly visitor

A friendly visitor

The Autumn Sage is slowly returning to its bushy self.

Autumn Sage

Autumn Sage

The roses are still a few weeks off…but the leaves are healthy and growing.

Rose Bush

Rose Bush

The Texas Red Bud was only a stick when it first came to live in our yard 2 years ago….it looks like this year’s blooms will be beautiful.

Texas Red Bud

Texas Red Bud

The front flower bed still looks pretty bare…but not for long.

Front flower bed

By the Flamingo

The metal dog is surrounded by dormant plants….but soon he will be surrounded by green.

Metal Dog

Metal Dog

Thank you for stopping by my changing seasons….if you would like to see more photos from around the world visit Cardinal Guzman’s page and see how the seasons are changing for others.

Monthly Photo Challenge: The Changing Seasons

I just learned of this challenge from the blog My Life Lived Full. I’ve debated whether a “changing season” challenge is something I should undertake. Living in Texas several months go by when there seems to be little change in the landscape.

Before I moved to Texas I was told…”The difference between Winter and Summer in Texas is: in the Winter the trees are bare, the grass is brown and the skies are blue. In the Summer the trees have leaves, the grass is brown and the sky is blue!” This explanation has proven to be true. However, there are some differences in the flower beds…so that’s where I’ve decided to focus.

When I first moved to Texas, 16 years ago, an elderly neighbor told me to cut my rose bushes back in February. I have always followed her advice and no matter how far back I cut them they always come back in a grand and beautiful way! So here it is February, the rose bushes are cut back, and I have chosen to share photos of my flower beds for this season changing challenge.

back flower bed 1

Overview of the backyard flowerbed

Peeking his head out...is it Spring yet?

Peeking his head out…is it Spring yet?

Knock out roses

Knock out roses

Frog

It looks so bare in the winter

It looks so bare in the winter

Autumn Sage

Autumn Sage

Why bricks around the redbud? A lab named Sugar!

Why bricks around the redbud? A lab named Sugar!

Front flower bed

Front flower bed

Flower bed front

If you would like to see how others are interpreting this challenge you can find their photos here

“The rules were simple and I’m very glad that a lot of you decided to join the challenge. If you haven’t joined, but feel like joining, it’s not too late. The idea behind it is to get you to shoot often and continuously, to build up your portfolio, get some photographic experience and have fun. This way you’ll capture the changing seasons throughout the year.” Cardinal Guzman