Spring is coming on like gangbusters here on the coastal plains of Texas. Wildflowers are turning roadsides into colorful spectacles, surfaces are coated with yellow pine pollen and it's time to get outside and show the yard a little TLC.
Dixie was particularly happy about that. She lounged and napped on the grass or patio all day long.
While she slept, we were busy cleaning out flowerbeds, digging up and replanting some bulbs before adding a fresh layer of mulch.
One amaryllis has already bloomed while others aren't far behind.
And get a load of this incredible hydrangea.
I love hydrangeas and the colors in this one are just gorgeous.
Of course, the highlight of spring in Texas is the wildflowers.
Especially the bluebonnets.
Whether they're sitting beside red...
Orange or white...
They're beauty is hard to beat. And there's nothing quite like a wildflower bouquet.
Though they're pretty spectacular by themselves, too.
The only thing better than wildflowers are babies and puppies.
Taegan has come up with her own special way of hugging. She simply touches her forehead to whatever or whoever she wants to show some love. This time Maddie was the lucky recipient. So glad my daughter captured this sweet moment.
Now it's your turn. What are some of your favorite flowers? Are you getting close to seeing them or does winter still have you in its grip?
Three time Carol Award finalist Mindy Obenhaus lives on a ranch in Texas with her husband, the youngest of her five children and two dogs. She passionate about touching readers with Biblical truths in an entertaining, and sometimes adventurous, manner. When she's not writing, she enjoys cooking and spending time with her grandchildren. Learn more a mindyobenhaus.com.