I am looking forward to spring, full of bluebonnets, snapdragons, daisies, roses and the rest of those things that bloom when the sun comes out and we get a bit of rain. RAIN in Texas is the key...without it, our flowers don't do so well. It has been a cold winter here for this state, so bluebonnets got a good freeze which is healthy for them. We have not however, had much moisture which can be a problem if it doesn't hurry along. C'mon, RAIN.
I have not posted for a while since I have been moving about the country. We are getting ready for a move to North Carolina. Since it is February, I though it fitting to post this cactus with a heart shape in the middle. Happy Valentine's Day.
The Androscoggin River winds along Route 16 in northeastern New Hampshire. It is the home of large moose, deer, loon, duck, raccoons, weasel and has some of the greatest fly fishing anywhere. At the end of the day, the river is like a mirror reflecting everything beautiful around it.
We had an unexpected visitor to the cabin this year. Black bears are numerous in New Hampshire. A few had been seen last year here and there, however, I did not expect this one to show up in the yard. He/she was a youngster that showed up at night and we made noise to frighten him away, only to have him return at 5:00 am which is when this shot was taken. With a few louder noises he took off again.
Love it here.
I enjoyed this mockingbird with the great personality. He did not seem to mind that I was so close, he just kept on posing and twittering away while sitting on the cactus. This bird flew off a couple times and then came back to have a staring contest. He won.
Many of us are still enjoying the last of the wildflowers in Texas. I thought I would post this one of the bluebonnets on the tracks before the season is gone. This is a beautiful place up near Marble Falls, Texas.
It is spring in the Texas Hill Country as evidenced by this Pink Thistle. If you have not visited Texas in April you are missing some of the most colorful scenery in the southern states. This area has the most beautiful wildflowers, including Bluebonnets, Indian paintbrush, Firewheel, Indian blanket, winecup, Prickly poppy, Mexican hat and Primrose to name a few. There really is a multitude of colors in every field.