Texas flowers

Volume 15, Issue 11; 08 Apr 2012; last modified 27 Jun 2012

The spring wildflowers flowers were spectacular!

On my way to California for meetings last week, I took the opportunity to stop in Austin for a couple of days to visit friends. On Friday, we toured the surrounding countryside to gaze at the spectacular wildflowers, climb Enchanted Rock, and enjoy some local wine. (Scoff not! Becker Vineyards makes some very fine vino!)

A selection of pictures from that day…

Prickly poppy
Prickly poppy
Bluebonnets
Bluebonnets
Indian paintbrush with bluebonnets
Indian paintbrush with bluebonnets
Bluebonnets with Indian paintbrushes
Bluebonnets with Indian paintbrushes
Cactus blossom
Cactus blossom
Enchanted Rock
Enchanted Rock
Enchanted Rock
Enchanted Rock
Enchanted Rock
Enchanted Rock
Pools on Enchanted Rock
Pools on Enchanted Rock

Tadpoles. I swear. I don't know how the frogs get to the top of that rock. (Well, they walked, obviously, but still…)

360° from the summit
360° from the summit

With Paul on this occasion.

Cactus blossom
Cactus blossom
Tree
Tree
Roussanne
Roussanne

There are more flowers, more Enchanted Rock, or just generally more pictures. This is the first set where I'm using http://photos.nwalsh.com/ for the archive. Comments welcome.

Here's another ⚘ for you. (That's U+2698 in case your reader is Unicode-deficient.)

Comments

My reader is deficient (or more accurately my fonts), but you're spelling is too.

—Posted by John Cowan on 08 Apr 2012 @ 06:38 UTC #

John Cowan: s/you're/your/ (and see Murphry's law). I feel strangely compelled to make some spelling mistakes just ot adhere to htat same law.

—Posted by David Cramer on 09 Apr 2012 @ 04:50 UTC #