Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Wildflower Wednesday: On The Road to Round Top

It's that time of year again ... just when the Head Gardener and I are both thoroughly sick of summer, and quite certain that nothing could make being outside worthwhile, the roadside fields of Central Texas go wild.  All along Highway 237 and Highway 159, they'll be popping up everywhere ... those harbingers of fall that bring joy to even the HG's hardened heart.  


I speak, of course, of the antiques and junk dealers who blanket said fields with all manner of rusty stuff.  Heat be danged, the HG and I are on a mission!  We saddle up FloraBob, the little green truck, and we're off to explore the highways and byways in search of yard art.  Sometimes we also find botanical treasures that make our heart sing and so it was today.  All along the roads to Round Top and Warrenton, we saw white rain lilies blooming profusely.  Happily, we were able to pull over and grab some quick pictures to share with y'all for Wildflower Wednesday.  


And, yes, not only did Central Texas get some blessed rain this past week ... so did my corner of Katy!!!!!

8 comments:

Gail said...

They are beautiful! Love them and Cindy, I want to see the lilies and the antique shows sometime. xo

Leslie Kuss said...

That sounds like wonderful fun!

Alison said...

Wow! What a beautiful roadside flower. Thanks for sharing them. Hope you found some cool rusty yard art.

Carol said...

Rain lilies as wildflowers. Who would have thought. Around here, they are grown in pots and we have to put them in the garage to overwinter.

Christopher C. NC said...

What Carol said. I had them on Maui and miss them dearly. They were happy there, multiplying, blooming, setting seed and spreading. I hope I left them as a gift, a colony of expanding wild flowers.

Rose said...

Gosh, I've only seen these on blogs; I had no idea that rain lilies bloomed in the wild like this--beautiful! Hope you found some rusty treasures on your field trip, Cindy.

Kathy said...

I have to echo the others: I've never seen a field of rain lilies before, and I thank you for giving me the opportunity.

Ally said...

I was in Round Top this year for the shopping extravaganza. I looking for some yard are too. One of the things I noticed on the drive was the abundance of tall grasses. The fields were so pretty that the drive just flew by.