Thursday, April 24, 2008

This is one of the most beautiful flowers I saw in Texas, but it took me awhile to figure it out. I noticed a low-growing plant with green flowers as we were driving along, but I was so dazzled by bright yellow and incredible purple flowers that I ignored it until we got to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin. When I saw it up close I was just wowed! It is one of those flowers that is just so perfect it looks fake. Then I realized it was a milkweed. No wonder there were so many Monarchs flying around! Maybe we will plant it on our Papillon Ranch outside of Junction.