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Welcome to austinagrodolce … My family and I garden with more intention and enthusiasm than allocated budget or overall design plan. It shows. Wildlife populations don't seem to notice our lack of cohesive design, they just like the native plants here. It seems by growing local we've thrown out a welcome mat. Occasionally, we're surprised at who (and what) shows up.



Friday, March 20, 2015

Beginnings...

Garden ball Gazing Guy and I both want to wish everyone a very sweet First Day of Spring.

At least, if you live in this Hemisphere...  If not, stay warm and know that as soon as we are finished with it and clean up after?  We'll be sending Spring right back to your side of the globe/s.


16 comments:

Kris Peterson said...

Happy Spring to you Deb! I love the lizard pic - lizards currently abound in my garden, basking in the relative heat, but I rarely catch a photo of one. I also missed my best photo opportunity this morning - a squirrel sitting on top of one of my squirrel "resistant" feeders, just glaring at me.

TexasDeb said...

Kris: Ha! Those cheeky squirrels. They so often seem to be daring gardeners to even try and control their antics.

The anoles are becoming constant companions after years of less frequent sightings. Not sure what has tipped the scales -maybe the move to using more native plants. I was out scouting for something that seemed emblematic for the photo and...there he was. I'm beginning to think he fancies himself a model/spokeslizard of a sort!

Tina said...

Happy Spring to you as well!! Love your friend on the gazing ball. Isn't it nice to have them back? Looking forward to rain and blooms and reading about your adventures and musings in the garden in the coming growing season.

TexasDeb said...

Tina: Thanks! It is always striking when everything comes back up above ground for the season especially for somebody with a spotty memory like mine!. I've forgotten where bulbs were planted, there are seedlings coming up that I don't recognize yet (weeds?..maybe) but pretty soon all will be revealed!

Debra said...

Happy spring! That photo could win an award. Spectacular!

TexasDeb said...

Debra; Thank you! The anole gets all the credit and I'm beginning to suspect he likes the attention!

Shirley said...

Happy Spring, love the photo!

TexasDeb said...

Shirley: Thanks - hope you all got some good rain recently - looking forward to seeing the "results" on your blog!

Travis Heights Garden Mama said...

Beautiful (both the anole and the ball)! Happy Spring!

TexasDeb said...

THGMama: Thanks - Happy Spring to you and all your littles - feathered and otherwise!

dryheatblog said...

Someone in my travel group got a pic of an anole at the Wildflower Ctr...I remember those where we lived in Alabama when I was a kid, them turning green to brown! I had one as a terrarium pet, but it died...

I enjoyed your real spring, as opposed to ours where it is just a warmed up version of dry!

TexasDeb said...

DC: I'm so glad Austin hung out the welcome mat for you weather wise. Some SxSWers complained about our rains the past couple of weeks but gardeners here know better.

Anoles are everywhere at our place so far this season. They're so darned photogenic, no doubt I'll be inundating folks with loads of lizard shots in the weeks to come.

Linda Lehmusvirta said...

What a gorgeous shot!

TexasDeb said...

Linda: Thank you! As always, I appreciate you dropping by.

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

no spring yet in the NE but we hope to see it starting by April.

TexasDeb said...

Donna: As my kids say, I feel you.

The first years I lived away from the moderate southern climes, in an area with a "real" winter (SLC Utah) I was surprised at how deeply I longed for Spring. Back in Central Texas, I now feel that way about Fall, with its cooler temperatures and the return (hopefully!) of regular rains.