A few shots of this year's wildflowers, now that we have passed the explosion of color that happens during the March to May timeframe here. Not quite as spectacular as other areas of Texas, but some interesting variation. Probably more to follow as I continue to work through a backlog of photos to edit.
**As always, click to see the shots at a reasonable size, more shots available at My Flickr page. **
Indian Blanket (Gaillardia pulchella)
Herbertia/Prairie Nymph (Herbertia lahue)
Mimosa/Sensitive Plant (possibly mimosa pudica?)
lemonmint/horsemint (indian blanket in background)
Texas Vervain (Verbena)
Violet Wood Sorrel
Common Selfheal (prunella vulgaris?)
Obedient Plant (Physostegia Pulchella)
Lizard's-tail (Saururus cernuus)
Clover with Bee
Bluebonnets in Motion
Bluebonnets with Oak
Iris (Iris versicolor, growing wild)
Manystem False Dandelion
a Verbena sp. surrounded by a Lipidium sp.
Till next year..
Up next: Recap of 2009 Birding Season.