Friday, May 21, 2010

Brenda's Photo Challenge

The theme for this month's Brenda's Photo Challenge is Flowers. I'm into wild flowers right now; some I know the name and some I do not.


Taken at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas.

The cone flower or echinacea with flowers from the red yucca in the background.

Wine cup.


The agave is about to bloom....just not yet. When it does, I'll post. If I'm feeling flush with a few extra coins in my pocket, I get agave nectar for a sweetner. It is a wonderful substitute for sugar and can be used in baking, coffee, on cereal, anything that calls for sugar or the artificial stuff. I used Sweet 'n Low for years until I had a health threat. I haven't used an artificial sweetner since; it is either honey or agave nectar at home, or brown sugar when out and if available.

Found these delicate flowers when I stopped to photograph the agave.



And these too at the same spot along side the road.

Go here to see more flowers.

Until next time, God bless.




19 comments:

wenn said...

wow, love yr flower pictures!

SquirrelQueen said...

Wildflowers are my favorite Lynn, you have some beautiful one here. I'm looking forward to seeing the agave in bloom.

I think the last photo is a Sensitive Brier.

I haven't had any problems publishing posts lately (knock on wood) but I have had that problem in the past. I just went into HTML and manually added the space.

Butterfly Gardener said...

Each spring I say we are going to go to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, but I've yet to get there. It is definately on my "bucket list" of things to do. Thanks for taking me there and showing me around some! I love all the wildflowers!

Ann said...

Great photos. I just adore wild flowers.

Donna said...

Those are all quite lovely! You have such a grand assortment of wildflowers down in TX.

It seems like the Blogger editor always causes me a bit of angst. Sometimes I have to use a hard paragraph return (hold the shift key while hitting enter) to get a return to actually stay between paragraphs.

Lynn said...

Thanks, Donna.

You caught the PS at the bottom concerning problems with Blogger and the line space. I removed the PS because I used Judy's suggestion of inserting the line space code in HTML. However, I'll try your suggestion next time which will make it easier than having to do the code if it will work for me. :D

DJan said...

I didn't know about agave sweetener. I'll give it a try. And I am also wondering what it will look like in bloom. Great shots, as usual!

Donna said...

Oh Mannn! I don't CARE what the names are, They're Beautiful!
Love them all!!

Brenda said...

I love that Lady Bird did this for your state. Wild flowers are always something to smile about! Beautiful shots!

Manang Kim said...

This is what I like spring and summer we can't get enough the beauty of nature. Great shot and thanks for sharing. Happy weekend!

With Yellow

Thom said...

These are just gorgeous my friend. I real like wild flowers. Excellent photos and all so pretty. Have a great weekend. :)

Jeanette said...

Gorgeous flower pictures. I love wild flowers, too. On my drive to work I pass a field that is awash with wild flowers every year and i always want to stop and pick a bunch!

Jeanne said...

Oohhh I'd so love to visit there. Beautiful! Gotta look at the next post too!

Lindy MacDuff said...

Beautiful selection of flowers you've shown us!

You asked about the redbud trees on my Brenda Photo Challenge post. Yes, we LOTS of redbud trees in central Indiana.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend. =D

Sandy said...

Beautiful! I love the wine cup! All the flowers are very lovely. About a month ago I visited your area of the state and it was simply gorgeous!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Wonderful shots and that agave is so unique and exciting. Thanks for sharing

Ebie said...

I have read about the wonders of the agave juice.

Your wildflowers are pretty. My favorite is the wine cup.

Annie said...

Great photos Lyn. Thanks so much. Good to see wild flowers. My sister is all into native plants (here in Australia).

Those agave plants are so spectacular, especially when they flower. Will be back to check it out when it does flower!

Thanks for visiting my flowers too!

Lynn said...

Sandy, spring is the best time of the year to visit Central Texas. The rest of the year is kind of drab. lol If we do not have rain, which is pretty much the rule, the sun takes care of the grass, very few of our trees turn in autumn, and winters are nice but the landscape is not what I'd call pretty.

However, do not think for a minute that I would move. I truly love it here with all its faults.