It is the height of spring in Central Texas. The garden is a sea of poppies from the orange California poppies Eschscholzia californica...
To the common corn poppy, Papaver rhoeas.
Pink poppies, the seeds given to me by a friend.
And one white California poppy this year.
I could easily have missed the flowering of my lace cactus, Echinocereus reichenbacchii. Typically her blooms open well into the afternoon when the sun reaches that part of the garden. I just noticed that flush of pink as I was getting ready to come inside.
It now meant another half hour with the camera checking all my lace cactus. They were all blooming.
The ones in the front driveway area among the bluebonnets.
And the ones up on the top wild area. They looks so fat and happy. The pistil in the center of one was moving. Deep inside the flower a bee was wallowing among the stamens.
When he emerged pollen was flying everywhere.
Ruby crystal grass, Melinis nervigumis, with Damianita, Chrysactinia mexicana.
Dahlberg daisy, Thymophylla tenuiloba,
Blackfoot daisy, Melampodium leucacnthum. with blue eyd grass, Sisyrinchium pruinosum.
More blue eyed grass with sedum.
The sunken garden.
Square bud primrose, Calylophus berlandieri.