It is the small simple things of life that bring us peace.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Mimosa Time

Albizia julibrissin Mimosa, Silk Tree origin: first imported from China 1745

It's that time of year again - mimosa time! No, not the orange juice kind, the tree kind!

The blooms aren't as profuse as they usually are, but the fragrance is super strong! This poor tree is so crowded by the gigantic oak tree in my back yard, but it keeps faithfully blooming every year. I can't bear the thought of cutting it down and not having these lovely blooms every spring that remind me of my grandparents' trees.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Wednesday 05.10.2016

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Signs from the past in the Gruene General Store, Gruene Texas (Gruene is pronounced like the color green).

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Wednesday 05.04.2016

Indian blanket (sometimes referred to as Indian pinwheel) Gaillardia pulchella (Asteraceae) growing in profusion along Texas highways right now!