Here in Texas Spring is right around the corner.
I present proof..The Texas Red Bud (one of my favorite trees) is blooming.
Since everything around it is still dormant I decided to use my new Photoshop skills to bring out a splash of color.
Happy first day of March!
Thank you random stranger for the reminder….
I went for a bike ride today. I took a new route and ended up going farther than I had planned. After conquering several challenging hills I decided to stop at a gas station to buy a Gatorade. As I stood outside filling my water bottle a man walked by and said, “Nice day for a ride.”
I responded, “Yes, if it weren’t for the headwinds.”
He quickly replied, “It’s February!”
I immediately realized he was right. Why in the world was I complaining about some headwinds? The reality was, I was out riding on February 20. Layering was not required, only shorts and a t-shirt. It was a perfect spring day…in February!
Thank you random stranger for the reminder to see the positive!
It was a rainy and chilly day here in Texas….but the flowers are blooming and that makes everything OK!
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?!
My phlox is small.
I want my phlox to be big like my friend Corey’s phlox. I planted quite a few of these little guys 2 years ago….many of them died off. But a few survived and they come back each year 3 small patches of phlox. That’s it…3 small patches!
My friend Corey’s phlox are huge….they fill his flower beds with mounds of bright colors.
My phlox are small….I want big phlox, just like my friend Corey.
Is it wrong to covet his phlox?
My Small Phlox
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
The Autumn Sage is slowly returning to its bushy self.
The roses are still a few weeks off…but the leaves are healthy and growing.
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
The front flower bed still looks pretty bare…but not for long.
The metal dog is surrounded by dormant plants….but soon he will be surrounded by green.
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.
Spring is popping up all over….
Trinity Trails – Fort Worth TX
I took my first bike ride of the “Spring” today. It was a 15 mile round trip. My body certainly needs to reacquaint itself with the bike 🙂
I rode out to this wonderful little waterfall that me and one of my walking/biking buddies found last year. It is such a peaceful and beautiful place. This visit was especially nice because we’ve had so much rain lately there was actually water falling over the rocks!
This 2nd picture is of a railroad trestle that crosses the river and bike trail.