early, foggy morning on "prairie hill." our house is the white one on the right. i live in prairie paradise.
the field is decked with "blue star." everywhere stars,,,
i found this interesting.
a new flower is appearing - it's small and delicate. i haven't identified it yet.
this is the "western wall flower." it's abundant right now.
the other day i was visiting with my neighbor and she told me about her brother who had been a tree expert - he was 6 when he knew what he wanted to do with his life and he ended up traveling all over the world because of his knowledge. my neighbor pointed to a tree in my front yard and shared that it's roots had been exposed when our house was being constructed. see, several post oaks had to be cleared; but many more remained. i'm grateful for every tree still standing. i love these hardy oaks! my neighbor, jed, learned from her brother that a tree dies within 1-5 years once its roots have been exposed. i hope our tree lives for many years to come. today i was sitting at a different angle, close to it and noticed something amazing in the trunk. wow!
this beetle was irked with me - it released some chemical funk on my hand -
but that's what i get for touching it.
and do you see the master of camoflauge?
(here he is) one of the biggest catterpillars i have ever seen!
did you know that lavender and green are nature's lovers?
in my book, spring makes up for winter. :)