Sunday, February 1, 2009

Today's Flowers

My friends Luiz, Denise and Pupo run the Today's Flowers Meme, check it out. Come and join with your flower photos. Sunday at 7 GMT is the post time.



I was visiting in the Austin, Texas area this week. I was able to capture these little purple flowers along the street in a flower box at Bastrop, Texas. There was a American Painted Lady Butterfly bonus so I was very happy.

I was visiting a blogging friend from Bastrop; Jo and Gene Castillo. Jo is an artist and does some really neat paintings, check out her site. I'm not sure what the little blooms were but they were beautiful. We got 12" more of snow while I was gone. I'm ready for Spring.
You can see a lot of great flowers by visiting the site above.

25 comments:

Pietro said...

The butterfly was a pleasant surprise indeed. In these fine pictures Spring is really round the corner. Beautiful flowers, Fishing Guy.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

It is good to see flowers and of course the butterfly.Have a great day and thanks for your comments on our blog.
Blessings,Ruth

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Lucky you to catch the butterfly along with the flowers!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful flowers, Tom... We loved to go to the hill country (when I lived near Houston for 12 yrs) in April to see the beautiful blue bonnets and wildflowers there.

Sorry to hear that your Texas temps weren't too good while you were there either. Guess you'll have to go back down there in April!!!!
Betsy

Leora said...

How nice to visit some place that has flowers! We have more snow coming this week, I am told. Pretty purple, pretty butterfly.

George said...

You're not the only one ready for spring. But thanks for the beautiful spring flowers.

Judy said...

Are you sure spring will come? I am in the doubting stage again!
Thanks for sharing!

Sherri Kaye said...

Very nice. I can't wait until we see butterflies and flowers in Kentucky instead of snow!

Darla said...

Yippee!! spring is soon to come.

Denise said...

Lovely flowers and a lovely butterfly.

Jo Castillo said...

Yes, early April is usually the bluebonnet season. It is 80 degrees F. here today.

Thanks for the link. It was wonderful to meet you and share some stories.

Naturegirl said...

How nice to see a butterfly in January! Guess one has to be away from snow country! LOL!

Fotos da Lurdes said...

Beautiful!
Great shots...I love the butterfly
in the leafs ...
Greetings from Portugal!

Carletta said...

I have a friend in Texas that kids me about our cold and snow all the time!
Glad you could get away from the cold here and spend some time in warmer weather. The flowers and butterfly were indeed a pleasant surprise I'm sure.

Day4plus said...

I am hoping that Spring is just around the corner or where ever it is hiding. The flowers with the surprise butterfly are a joy to see. MB

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nice!! beautiful butterfly

Mary said...

Maybe you should have stayed in Texas! Looks lovely there and no snow. Beautiful flowers and butterfly.

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Hi Fishing

Interesting flowers!
We are in Summer here!
But it's raining so much!
All Brasil is under the water!!

Best

Luiz

Shellmo said...

Just lovely to see the butterfly on those photos! I hope you have a great time in Austin and are healing up well!

nonizamboni said...

Great catches! Lovely little way side flowers. I enjoyed the photos of the house finches you posted on CC too.
Thanks for sharing!

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

hi fishing guy,
I was watching YOUR 'My world' , but your butterflies and flowers are awsome'too. welldone:)


MyWORLD in HOLLAND is cold with frozen canals and a windmill, or maybe do you like skating? Or watch my CROWM-story:) smile!

I welcome you to visit my blog her:
www.joannwalraven.blogspot.com

JoAnn/HOLLAND

happily retired gal said...

How fun to capture the lovely butterfly with your flowers. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs and blessings,

Lilli & Nevada said...

Well that isn't fair that they have such nice flowers and a butterfly to boot. I can't wait for spring to get here, but they say 6 more weeks

tipper said...

So cold here-makes it hard to believe things are blooming somewhere! Great pics.

Misty Dawn said...

I am SO ready for Spring! And, we haven't even had the nasty weather you guys have had back home!