Another Rainy Day Forecast For An Overcast Morning Coffee Muses

Saturday, March 11

Another Rainy Day Forecast For An Overcast Morning Coffee Muses

Another Rainy Day Forecast For An Overcast Morning Coffee Muses

It’s cool enough for the start of the day, just shy of 70 degrees. There’s a nice breeze moving the trees about, but even so, the ceiling fans are humming their song above my head. And… spring moves on.

Our forecast for the day is calling for afternoon thunderstorms. Since it has rained on my parade at least a little each day this week, it’s only fitting. And to make the day even better, I’ve come down with a cold… or maybe just allergies, watery eyes and runny nose, what more could you ask for?

The big cypress has begun to leaf out… finally. Buds are swelling on the red oak. That’ll leave only the pecans holding onto winter’s bare limbs. So my world has become mostly green and filled with bird song. The thistle is starting to bloom in the neighbor’s field. That should bring an abundance of bumblebees into my world. Here’s a picture from a previous year…

After looking around online, my thistle appears to be a native…

Cirsium horridulum

Cirsium horridulum Michx.

Yellow Thistle, Horrid Thistle, Bristle Thistle

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

USDA Symbol:CIHO2

Well, it’s Saturday and almost time to take my better half out to breakfast, hopefully the Busy Bee won’t look like last Sunday when the parking lot was stuffed…

2 thoughts on “Saturday, March 11”

  1. I didn’t know the globe thistle. When I looked it up, I found that it’s a European native, so that explains why I haven’t come across it on the native plant sites. Still, it’s a beauty. I’d be pleased to have it in my neighborhood.

    1. My bad, It’s not a globe thistle. I’m not sure exactly what kind of thistle it is as the flower part is white and not the purple or blue you see in all of the images. It looks more like a milk thistle… but not.

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