Wildflower fix.

On the drive home today we stopped to smell the flowers.   The roadsides along Hwy 71 seem to be hoarding all the wildflowers this year.   I just haven’t seen much of them in Austin.  They’re so pretty!

Indian paintbrush & bluebonnet.
Indian paintbrush & bluebonnet.
A bee in my (blue)bonnet.

This one was not grown in the wild, but was in a pot on the deck at the lake house we were visiting.   It’s an african iris (aka fortnight lily), or dietes iridioides.   According to google, the blooms last only a day, but they have a long blooming period, through the summer.  Between bloom bursts, plants take a two-week, or fortnight’s, rest before blooming again.

Ok, this one’s not wild, but pretty!


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