Monday, March 15, 2010

Outdoor Wednesday - Spring at Last!

It's Outdoor Wednesday, so graciously hosted every week by Susan at A Southern Daydreamer. Make sure to stop by and see some beautiful outdoor photos!

I think Spring has finally sprung! I spent last Saturday at the LadyBird Johnson Wildflower Center, and captured some evidence that Spring has arrived in Central Texas.

A beautiful flowering fruit. And just look at that sky...

Happy yellow wildflowers waiting to greet you....

Look at these cute little guys catching some rays...


Beautiful and fragrant Confederate Jessamine climbing a silo...

The number one sign that Spring has arrived - a bluebonnet patch! (click to enlarge, there aren't many yet)

Don't forget to swing by and say hello to Susan and see what everyone is sharing this week.

28 comments:

kim said...

Beautiful spring pictures.

Amy said...

Hi Kathy....Spring has sprung in Texas!! You are probably a month a head of us but hey...the snow here is just about melted and things are starting to sprout a bit. Lovely pics!!

LV said...

Since you are a little further south, spring sites are better. There are a few signs around here but still cool. Hill country is one of my favorite places to travel.

Julie said...

Hi Kathy, Great Spring pictures...Love the turtels
xoxo
Julie

Ebie said...

Hi Kathy, a beautiful day to be outside snapping those pretty flowers! Those cherry blossoms are so pretty!

Sharlotte said...

Hi Kathy,
What great pictures! I'm ready for spring too...it's beginning to warm up a bit here in Houston. Love the turtle shot! Thanks for sharing!
Sharlotte

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Kathy Sweetie...
How beautiful these pictures are. You have captured true beauty in bloom.

I love the jasmine and the blue bonnets, that silo sure hit home. I miss seeing those around. In Oklahoma they are everywhere. Made me a little homesick.

The blooming fruit tree ofcourse are just beautiful.

Thank you so much for sharing with me. I love this Outdoor Wednesday. Just beautiful sweetie. Beautiful. Have a gorgeous St. Patty's Day.

Country hugs and much love, Sherry

Sistertex said...

After seeing white everywhere for so long it is really refreshing to see so much spring color. Wow...a beautiful blue sky as well. Nicely done!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love to see the buds on the trees and the wildflowers are always some of my favorite. Hope you have a great week with super weather. Hugs, Marty

Kathysue said...

Kat I love bluebonnets such a pretty flower and thank goodness Lady Bird did her part in keeping the natural beauty of Texas. Have a great rest of the week my dear friend. Kathysue

xinex said...

Beautiful flowers, Kat! Aren't you glad spring is here?...Christine

Teresa~ Gardening with Soule said...

Wonderful photos. Can't wait til spring arrives in new york state. love the song.

James said...

Very nice pictures and I'm going to miss bluebonnets. :(

Light and Voices said...

Lovely Spring photographs. Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Joyce M

Marla at Always Nesting said...

You are certainly getting spring before we are :) Great photos.

♥ Braja said...

What a blessed relief from pics of snow!!

Mumsy said...

Gorgeous signs of spring! I like the bluebonnets..Happy Wednesday..

Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training said...

Ahh don’t you just love those bright blue spring skies! They seem to making their appearance a bit more lately. Thanks for sharing your pictures and for stopping by “Domestic Princess in Training”.

Kendra

Traci said...

The sky in that first picture is absolutely gorgeous!!! It reminds me of the water in the Caribbean. The turtles made me laugh. That was sooo cute!!

Karen said...

Thanks for visiting me on Outdoor Wednesday. Your spring flower photos are lovely!!

Regina said...

Wow! Beautiful springtime!
Such a lovely outdoor.

Have a great day.

Ms. Bake-it said...

What pretty signs of spring you have shared with us! I love bluebonnets. When I lived in NE Texas, we used to love taking long drives on the weekends and I was always amazed at all the wild flowers along the roadsides. It was beautiful.

~ Tracy

Barbara said...

Kathy, I think I had you on my list of Texas bloggers, but lost you. May I put you back and hope you will come and visit and follow.

Barbara

Diana said...

Love your pics!

LDH said...

Wow, some beautiful photos of blooming flowers that are indigenous to your neck of the woods. Central Texas has some pretty ones!

Kindly, ldh

♥ Kathy said...

Oh bluebonnets are so beautiful! That's one of the big things I miss about Texas...seeing them all over! I hope you had a great St. Patrick's Day and Outdoor Wednesday :)

nancy said...

I love the first photo and they all are great. Happy St.Patrick's Day and outdoor wednesday. Thank you for stopping by, NANCY

SquirrelQueen said...

Gorgeous blooms, the first one with the beautiful blue sky is my favorite. It looks like Spring is arriving in many parts of the country.