We've established the annual appearance of Bluebonnets leaves me weak in the knees. However, human nature being what it is, after the first few weeks of anticipatory breath holding, once the blue blooms kick into high gear, I find myself beginning to cast around, looking for signs that anything else is similarly responding to longer days and warmer temperatures.
And anything else most certainly is. Specifically, Oenothera speciosa. The pink evening primrose.
invasive by those with more orderly tendencies.
|Aloe bloom stalk rising above massed Primrose blooms-to-be.|
|Also under cover, at the base of this stake, a Bulbine struggles to reemerge while this tiny anole observes.|
Because oh! Those flowers....I've sought them out and loved them since I was a child. Each one only lasts 24 hours. If it weren't for the oak