Living and Gardening in the South Texas Hill Country
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Poppies and Roses
At this time of the year there is never a dull moment in my Texas hill country garden. In my routine morning trek out to the vegetable patch, I made a wonderful discovery. Right there in the middle of Mo's garden was this beautiful, tall, pink, perfect poppy blossom! I couldn't believe it. When I went to inspect it, I noticed that it was a big patch of poppies and that there were quite a few buds down in it. Looks as if I'll have a show of poppies for a little while anyway. Luckily it was a cloudy overcast morning, so with camera in hand, I began snapping away. Look at this beauty. Such a gift.
A few of you have asked me if those beautiful rose buds I posted a couple of weeks ago have popped yet. Well, yes they have and here they are!
So much beautiful color in the garden during the early spring. It is simply wonderful.
My name is Diane and this blog is a journal of my life in Southwest Michigan. My wonderful husband and I lived in South Texas for more than 30 years. In the summer of 2010, we decided we were done with the unbearably long, hot Texas summers. To make a long story short, we bought a beautiful lot on a private lake in rural Southwest Michigan and built our retirement home. My husband has lots of family in this area and my brother and his family live in the central part of the state. Michigan seemed like the logical place to build. For now, we spend spring, summer and fall in Michigan and return to Texas for the winter. And we love it. I grew up in Massachusetts and have realized that I truly am a Northern girl at heart. I love the lakes and woods, cool nights and seasons. This blog is our journey and our life "up North." It is also a continuation of my Texas blog: www.dianestexasgarden.blogspot.com