It's springtime in Texas! With our blessed recent rains, the wildflowers are popping up everywhere!
Yesterday I saw Indian Paintbrush, black-eyed susans, buttercups, thistles and, of course, bluebonnets peeking their heads up.
Now, everyone is always raving about Texas bluebonnets - and yes, they are more than gorgeous, especially this year. But my favorite springtime wildflower in Texas could be classified, I suppose, as more of a weed. It's called buffalo clover, and this year, it is just rampant in the fields and byways here in my little piece of Texas!
Buffalo Clover, also known as Lindheimer's Milkvetch (it's Latin name is Astragalus lindheimeri), is actually a small pea plant and it lives up to its name in that it smells just like grape Kool-aid, or to me, grape Jolly Rancher candies.
I have found memories as young girl finding these flowers in the park at the end of my street, and just sitting on the rocks inhaling the sweet scent as I talked to my friends. Nice memories!
While we were running errands last week, my sweet husband Don pulled over and picked me a bouquet of my favorite little week - it smelled like grape-heaven in the car for the rest of the day!
Hope Springtime is pretty-ing up real nice for you too this year!
Saturday Snapshot is hosted by Alyce of At Home With Books. It’s easy to participate – just post a picture that was taken by you, a friend, or a family member and add your link on Alyce’s site.
To participate in the Saturday Snapshot meme post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken then leave a direct link at Alyce's blog. Photos can be old or new, and be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see. How much detail you give in the caption is entirely up to you.