Wildflower Situation

Since my last post back in March, the mountain laurals have died off and only small patches of bluebonnets remain. If you do come across any, the flowers themselves are generally large and faded out. However, if you look closely enough you'll find their pods (wich look like sugarsnap peas) still hanging along the stems. Eventually, those will dry up and replant themselves in the ground.

The flowers that you will see in abundance right now are wild sunflowers, burbina (if I'm spelling that right), Indian blankets, daisies, and pink flax (if I'm getting the name right). In other words, it's nearing the end of wildflower season here in Texas and its becoming more and more like the dreaded summer 'round here. Remember that heavenly weather I was describing back in March? Well, by this time the lows start climbing up to the sixties and seventies while the highs start to regularly visit the mid-ninties with heat indexes that make it feel even hotter. In other words, if you need to do anything during the day make certain to do it before 12 o'clock in the afternoon or wait until after about 6 o'clock in the evening that way you don't overheat yourself.

The good news climate-wise is that we've actually had a good amount of rainfall visit us, unlike last year where we were having drought restrictions even this early in the year. Some folk around here have been complaining about that, but honestly I think they're all nuts. Right now, the heat we've been experiencing is only a sneak peak at what's to come in July and August, our hottest months of the year, so any rain we get is good news, especially if it means keeping our precious aquafer in check.

That's all for now. Until next time! ^_^