AT HOME WITH KAYLA PRICE 3/31: Spring in East Texas
The past weekend was amazing! Mildly warm weather, which in Texas is a rarity, and sunny skies were all we needed to motivate us to hit the road.My husband, dog Archie, and I spent several hours riding around East Texas looking for wildflowers. We saw a few crimson clover, several Indian paintbrush, lots of yellow something-or-others (maybe ragworts), and even some bluebonnets! I don’t think we saw the super bloom that has been touted, but the yellow-something-or-others were everywhere a few weeks ago. They were definitely super bloom around here. The bluebonnets were in front of the Mineola Memorial Library. The bluebonnets engulfed the lawn and swept over neighboring lots. When we stopped for close-up photos, I saw that they were feeding the bees. There were so many bees that it was fascinating to watch. The cows were also out grazing in the green pasture which was a lovely site. Of course there is always one cow that thinks that the grass is greener on the other side of the fence! My final task for the weekend was to finish cleaning up my garden supplies and areas. My little greenhouse needed cleaning and organizing for the season ahead. I lost all my plants to the cold weather except chives and kale, so I purchased a few new herb plants which had to be planted. While we were driving around, we stopped at a nursery so that I could look for herbs. While I was shopping, Archie was creating quite a stir! Everyone seemed intrigued by him! I was so thankful for a few sunny days I order to get some things accomplished. Warming sunshine and fresh air are great motivators.
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Contributed by Kayla Price. Photo by Chloe Kopal