Sunday Morning In SE Texas

The day started out overcast but by 10am the clouds were mostly moved out. Temperatures are already mid 70’s outside. It should be what would pass for a beautiful summer day in most parts of the country…Here it’s just spring!

More spring shots from my afternoon walk of the other day…

Honeysuckle Flowers

In this neck of the woods, honeysuckle vines bloom a little bit all year long. As a kid spending our summers running around the neighborhood from breakfast till supper, we were fond of these little honey drops and would pull dozens of blossoms off every time we passed a batch just to suck out the nectar.

Monarch Butterfly Along Mustang Bayou

Another thing we have all year long is butterflies. Not a lot during the depth of winter but always a few. Fluttering around through all kinds of weather…And just to stay on the flying creature subject. Here is another year round resident…

Here there be dragons...

Though, when the summer is in full heat, driving my lawnmower around through squadrons of dragonflies is a real experience. It brings to mind images of Jurassic life…Web ID for the above dragonfly…appears to be Erpetogomphus designatus – Eastern Ringtail. If I’m wrong, please correct me…

2 thoughts on “Sunday Morning In SE Texas”

  1. You make me very envious. Here in England and about forty five miles from London we tend to get, er..well, rain! Sun comes but seldom. Very interesting blog you have.

  2. Hi CJ, glad you wandered by. If it’s any consolation the north wind picked up all day yesterday and the overnight low went down into the upper 40’s (Fahrenheit of course). The weather prognosticators are rattling their bones and reading their tea leaves…Telling any who will listen to protect all those spring plantings that the last few weeks have enticed one and all to put into the ground ’cause chances are we’ll set a new record low tonight….

    By they way, your blog makes for pretty good reading on this side of the pond too…

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