Tuesday, April 14, 2015

April Showers….Have Brought Out the Flowers!

The rain here lately has been wonderful for the gardens and landscapes here in Austin.  Everything is blooming, birds are chirping and bees are buzzing.
I love this time of year. 
Here are some photos I have snapped lately.
ice plant
Blooms everywhere!!!!
Crossvine
The Crossvine are blooming like crazy on the fence.
Dianthus
 The Dianthus are happy as can be.
Dyckia
 Love the orange on these spike blooms of the Dyckia.
China Snow Tree
 It's snowing!!!  Ok, it's not, but it looks like little snowflakes.
Cleistocactus strausii
Such bizarre blooms on this cactus but I love it.  
mammillaria
And my little cactus guys are blooming again.
There are blooms all over the place- I have spent the majority of my free time as of late stalking the hummingbirds to which I have been most unsuccessful.  This is as close as I got- to be fair… I have had very limited time to watch for them and sit in wait, but I did manage to get a few shots- though not impressive I know but they are here!!!  So happy!!!
erythrina

erythrina
Hope everyone has a great day!!!!  
And happy early GBBD to all of you!!!

6 comments:

  1. Gorgeous colors! We still have patchy snow in our yard so I'm enjoying yours.

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    1. Ha! I know- it is crazy to think you all have snow and we are sitting here with flowers everywhere!!

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  2. Everything looks so beautiful! Our garden is just starting to come alive since we have had rain all week.

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    1. Such a fun time of year watching everything wake up.

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