As the Spring deepens, the Prairie Coneflowers and Firewheels take over our field. In a couple of weeks time the field transitions from blues and purples to a field of reds and yellows. These wildflowers grow taller than the earlier arrivals and the blooms can reach my hands as I wander past them looking for that one view angle that will make a good image.
There is a natural progression to the wildflowers appearing on our land in central Texas. Verbena and Bluebonnets mark the beginning of Spring wildflowers. They give way to firewheels, mexican hats and the prickly pear cactus blooms. The fields turn from purple and blue to yellows, oranges and reds.
Nature. There is no greater teacher. But only if we open our eyes and ears; our mind and our heart. Only if we can sit still and long in nature and closely, slowly experience it as it unfolds.
More of our Texas Spring 2015 images follows plus a bit of insight from two people who were good pupils of nature.
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright. ~Henry David Thoreau