Hope you all had a happy Mother’s Day! I got to spend mine with two of my favorite people — Agnes and Scott!
Agnes is one of my heroes — she is a truly special and one of the people who got me into prairies. Hi Agnes!
Scott is pretty okay too — that is, when he’s not throwing rocks at the camera
Agnes gave us a grand tour of her awesome prairie remnant. There’s always lots to see in a prairie, like this ratany — I think it looks like an orchid!
Various shades of Indiangrass — like this pretty blue one
Prairie bishop, a larval food plant for swallowtail butterflies
About halfway through the tour two more friends joined us — they stayed the rest of the day
Purr purr purr…purr-rarie?
Okay, back to the tour! There was a flock of phlox
A fiesta of Mexican hats
Texas thistles — another great butterfly plant, this time for the nectar
Beetles rumaging around in Barbara’s buttons — this flower smells so good, too bad we don’t have scratch n’ sniff screens yet
Mealy blue sage — hummingbirds and butterflies both love this one
And you gotta love green lilies — this plant is just too cool
After the tour we had a little picnic lunch, then we did some weeding and Scott planted a huisache tree. Then we did a little rock hounding. Temps were in the low 70’s and there was a nice breeze, too.
What a great day.
Happy Mother’s Day again Agnes! And Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms reading this.