I am so glad this wet, cold, miserable winter is coming to an end. South Texas was blessed to finally have a drought busting end to 2 years of the most intense drought in a century, however, it is not possible for us to live on less than 300 days of sunshine a year. We get awfully cranky and depressed if it’s not sunny and 70 degrees in January.
The photo above was taken last weekend in a country cemetery near Smiley, Texas, on Highway 87. I was returning from the dedication at All Saints Orthodox Mission in Victoria and even on a cloudy day, the intense color made me do a quick u-turn, and bounce through a cow pasture to get to this beautiful spot. As I got out of the car a Great Horned Owl flew out of an old tree in the cemetery. In a few weeks these Drummond Phlox are going to give way to a mass of Bluebonnets and Winecups that are growing up behind them.