Friday, April 2, 2010
But a few minutes for beautiful flowers. These photos were taken with my phone this afternoon on a short walk near my country house. I brought my good camera but forgot to pack a charged battery.
Wine cup (Callirhoe involucrata) mallow family
Texas paintbrush (Castilleja indivisa) figwort family
Texas bluebonnet (Lupinus texensis) facaceae family
Texas groundsel (Senecio ampullaceus) sunflower family
Speaking of the fabaceae family, I have fava beans in the garden ready to harvest. Like garden peas, fava beans have a short growing season here, since they don't flower when it's too cool, and they die when it gets hot. Since they are only productive for about a month out of the year, they are always a special spring treat.