Springtime in Old Lake Highlands

A short walk from my house last weekend resulted in a wealth of evidence that spring is in full bloom here in North Texas.

4 nerve daisy

4 nerve daisy

In fact, I didn’t have to leave the front yard to find my first photographic subjects: some blooming 4-nerve daisies and – most ostentatiously – our little Mexican plum tree, which is putting out a cloud of white blossoms whose fragrance perfumes the air for a radius of 50 feet (or more, depending on the wind).

Mexican plum

Mexican plum

Per habit, I tramped in the direction of the swatch of native prairie a few blocks away (paralleling Van Dyke Rd.), making a quick stop to photograph an emergent stand of grape hyacinth before taking off on a path leading deep into woods.

grape hyacinth

grape hyacinth

The weatherman says it’ll be much colder this weekend, making another photo trek problematic. There’ll be plenty of macro photo ops in the backyard, if I become desperate.

crossover

crossover

leafing out

leafing out

leafing out (pt. 2)

leafing out (pt. 2)

severity and softness

severity and grace

deeper green

deeper green

worn and wounded

worn and wounded

the fallen

the fallen

offerings

offerings

bradford pear

bradford pear

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5 thoughts on “Springtime in Old Lake Highlands

  1. Spring is breaking out here, also. New buds on the trees, the daffodils breaking through the warming ground. I love the spring. Thanks for sharing

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