Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Wildflower Wednesday Too

Like the song says, baby it's cold outside! At almost noon now, the temperature is up to 38, but the wind chill is 28.

And yet, there are bluebonnets blooming here and there in the hay field. These are spring flowers so they must know something Old Man Winter does not. I wonder if they will bloom again in the spring?

Lupinus texensis

Lupinus texensis

Liatris usually blooms in fall, but this one decided to wait until winter. Maybe the last mowing altered its growing schedule.

Liatris punctata

This buckthorn was near our campsite at Caprock Canyons State Park in Briscoe County, Texas. I know, it's not a wildflower, or even a bloom. But I thought it was interesting. I wouldn't want it in my field, but it fits perfectly on the caprock.

Ziziphus obtusifolia

And last is another not quite bloom. I don't know what it is either. If you have any idea, let me know. It was also at Caprock Canyons State Park and I was intrigued. So delicate in a harsh environment.

Linking to:
Wildflower Wednesday Roundup at clay and limestone
Wordless Wednesday at image-in-ing


NC Sue said...

Nice to see floral images this time of year.
Thanks for joining us at

Kate said...

I've never seen a blue bonnet this late in the year, but it was a pretty warm fall. I don't know what that last bloom is, but it is certainly pretty. Nice photos!

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

Happy New Year! Wishing you a fantastic 2018

Diana Studer said...

Or Prairie smoke?

Jeannie said...

What a pleasant surprise to find something blooming! It is so cold here I hate to go outside.