Today we had a severe storm come through, right in the middle of the day. At the time of the storm nothing out of the ordinary showed on the weather.com radar map for our area. So for us to have a storm so big, LOUD, and full of rain and hail without warning was a bit odd. So much for mowing the lawn this afternoon. Ha! Maybe I'll get to it this weekend.
This evening after the storm the sun came out a bit, so I popped outside to get some photos of the Indian Blanket wildflowers blooming right now. They're so PRETTY! They're taller than the bluebonnets - more like daisies. They create a sea of red and yellow where they grow.
I liked how the sun was shining through the petals on these flowers. It really shows the veins of the petals off! The flowers are a bit tattered from the storm and from bugs, I'm sure. But they're wild. And I still think they're lovely. There are more wild flowers blooming right now that I want to photograph, so I'll go out again maybe this weekend, and get some more shots.
Today I ordered a *bunch* of sunflower seeds, zinnias and cosmos from Henry Fields to plant around the farm. I'm sure I'm LATE getting them in the ground ... so, our sunflowers will be late bloomers. Hope they grow big! Last year there was a field near by that was solid sunflowers (a small-blossom variety - not the jumbo kind)... I can't wait to see if the farmer plants them again this year!