Bloom Day March 15th:
The garden is starting to come alive now! I had a hard time taking some of these pictures because it was quite bright outside, (It was in the mid 90's yesterday!), AND the wind was blowing my plants around.
A few pictures of the butterflies that were swarming the Texas Mountain Laurel yesterday afternoon:
A wider image of the Texas Mountain Laurel
The Golden Lead Ball Tree is about to bloom (I absolutely LOVE this tree! There is just something about those little yellow powder puffs it gets...)
And here is the nest that those darn finches are building in my red Geranium. You would think that the daily waterings would deter them from building a nest there, but yeah - not so much. Silly birds. Also, if you look closely, you can see they are utilizing my Silver Ponyfoot quite a bit to build this nest.
A Snowberry Clearwing moth hanging out on my window screen. Usually these guys don't stay still long enough for me to take a picture - this one hung out on the screen for 2 hours!