2019

Flower Friday (4)

Common Sunflowers on the Texas Blackland Prairie

Due to our vacation in the Pacific Northwest, the Paul McCartney concert, and Sara’s dance recital, I took a little break from “Flower Friday”. But now, we are back to normal. And I’ll post photos of beautiful garden flowers and wildflowers each Friday again. Enjoy! πŸ˜‰

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Paul McCartney’s “Freshen Up” Tour 2018/2019 in Arlington, Texas

On Friday, we saw Paul McCartney live in the Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas, which is also the home of the Texas Rangers Baseball Team. Kevin and I had a good time, Paul was very natural and down to Earth for what he has accomplished in the music business over the last six decades: genius and humbled. Here are some photos, I’ve captured with my cell phone:

More info about the “Freshen Up”-Tour 2019, including band members and play list can be found here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freshen_Up_(tour)

2019

Flower Friday (3)

Nodding Thistles on the Texas Blackland Prairie

I love Nodding Thistles. They play a big role for all the insects in the Texas Blackland Prairie. I like how they look before they begin to blossom.

2019

Mother’s Day 2019

🌹🌷🌹🌷🌹🌷🌹🌷🌹🌷🌹🌷🌹🌷🌹🌷🌹🌷🌹🌷🌹🌷🌹🌷🌹🌷🌹🌷🌹   

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Mother Duck with her sweet offspring

Happy Mother’s Day!

🌹🌷🌹🌷🌹🌷🌹🌷🌹🌷🌹🌷🌹🌷🌹🌷🌹🌷🌹🌷🌹🌷🌹🌷🌹🌷🌹🌷🌹   

2019

Antelope Horn (Asclepias asperula)

Antelope Horn is a milkweed native to Texas, which grows in pastures along roadsides and creeks throughout the central path, that most Monarchs take on their migration coming back up north to the US from Mexico. The milkweed got its name from the seedpods, which look similar to the horns of an antelope. In late Spring, I can find them next to the creek behind our street. And I also find them on the meadows of the local parks. From all the milkweed plants I have seen so far, the Antelope Horn is my favorite.

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Antelope Horn (Asclepias asperula)
2019

Crazy Texas Spring Weather

The last few days, we had all kinds of weather patterns: Severe thunderstorms, tornado watch, sunshine, more severe thunderstorms, clear skies and sunshine again, … and so on. This evening I’ve watched the sky, when Sara put her bike in the garage. It got extremely windy. We’ve got a few drops in our area, and then everything calmed down again. Looking at the radar, the storms went around us. It was a nice break from last night’s thunderstorm. But I have to admit, that storm was very soothing, which cooled the air nicely. Today, it was not so uncomfortable humid.

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“If you don’t like the weather in Texas, just wait a minute. It’ll change.”