Signs of Spring

We saw the sign shown above on the way home from San Bernard.  Seems like life is becoming more and more cluttered with meaningless signs like this one (I mean hitchhikers may be inmates but then they may be anything else too).  Other signs that I am more excited to see right now are signs of Spring in the form of wildflowers.

On the refuge’s elementary school field trips we emphasize to the kids that a refuge protects animals and plants.  That is certainly evident this time of year.  All around us interesting new (to us) blossoms abound.  Below are photos of some of my favorites.  Because the flower petals kept flailing about in the breeze, I used my flying bird camera settings mentioned in the previous post to shoot the flowers too.  It seemed to work very well to help me capture clear photos of windblown buds.

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About Sunny Weathers

Pilot, motorcyclist and full time RVer. Follow me as I travel all over the US in my Country Coach RV volunteering, making new friends and pursuing a constant outdoor temperature between 70F and 80F. I'll share the fun and the tribulations and any great survival tricks I learn!

4 Replies to “Signs of Spring”

  1. Great photos! Bluebonnets are starting to peak here in the hill country! Your #6 photo looks like Indian Paintbrush.

    1. Sunny Weathers says: Reply

      Thank you. You are exactly right – that is Indian Paintbrush!

  2. I commend ya’ll on naming the flowers, all I know is that they are pretty and some really smell good too. :>) Looks like a lot of underbrush there, good place for unfriendly critters to hang out
    I just got a thought of you getting close to the flower to take a picture and a snake pokes his little head out to say hello. There would be a new easy to follow path in that garden for sure. ;>) GOD BLESS


    1. Sunny Weathers says: Reply

      You must have ESP – Storm had to rein me in today because I wanted so badly to hike off the road a little ways to snap a photo of some Yellow Wild Indigo. I only had my flip-flops with me and he convinced me to wait until I was better attired to take on even a short walk in a place where we have already seen a number of snakes hanging out!

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