Jean Levert Hood, ©2010, Prickly Pear, Yellow, Oil, 9 inches by 12 inches
This hasn't been posted on my web site yet, it needs a little more drying time.
I showed you the yellow fields we're seeing and now the verbena is giving us lavender fields! It's thick, tall and healthy.
We have 3 kinds of wild verbenas. The Dakota Vervian or Prairie Verbena makes the beautiful show. These will bloom almost all year long if we have a mild winter. Later in the year, they won't match these beautiful carpets we're having now, though. These are very thick with tons of flower heads. Verbena have rich nectar, so you'll see butterflies and insects enjoying them too.
To the back of this area below, the yellow carpet takes over.
We have several types of primroses here, these white ones are popping up everywhere.
I'm sure this is some type of Mallow, but I can't find it in my books. It's one of the few orange flowers we have.
Photographing these flowers close up can be dangerous:
We are still enjoying the yellow carpets of bladderpods.
This feather was stuck on a branch. It is beautiful! I love finding surprises like this on my walks. Each one is a treasure hunt.
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