Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Spring time in the Texas Hill Country

Hello! Jolene Navarro here to bring you some Spring from Texas. In all my books I love to play with the seasons and weather as my hero and heroine find their way to love. There are so many glorious, God made things from each season that enhances the story. In my story coming out in October, A Texas Christmas Wish, it's all about Fall and Winter. In the story I'm working on now it Spring and my heroine is planting a huge garden.

One of my favorite seasons is springtime. New growth after a dormant period. Renewal and rebirth all around us...offering up hope and joy.

Outside my door there are some early signs that spring is here and I want to share those with you. Plus a great excuse to share my photos of the local wildflowers.



 Spring time also means our local Farmer's Market is open for business!  Here is my personal handyman hero giving me my favorite kind of flowers...the kind we get to plant. They are natives too!!


 Fresh fruit and veggies at the Farmer's Market!!!
This last picture is taken at my cousin's ranch in Con Can Texas - The flowers still bloom at the old homestead after all these year. The plants in Texas are as hardy as the people.

Where are you at and  what is your spring looking like? 

12 comments:

Pamela Tracy said...

Cool. Is there really a town called Con Can? I love it. I miss Texas. I lived in Abilene and Lubbock both. Go Red Raiders!

Missy Tippens said...

BEAUTIFUL!! Purple is my favorite color, so I'm loving your photos!

Jolene Navarro said...

Pamela, Yes, it is a real town. A very tiny town near Utopia and Bandera. It is on the Frio River so the population triples during floating and kayaking season. The ranch has the river running through it so we have spent many summers and all of our holidays there. it is beautiful country.

Jolene Navarro said...

Missy the Verbena is one of my favorites too because of the purple. Being in the Texas Hill Country you have to post a Blue Bonnet picture. LOL

Debby Giusti said...

Love the pictures. Georgia is in bloom...Bradford pears, red bud trees, daffodils are on the wane, azaleas are starting to burst out in color. All so pretty!

Jolene Navarro said...

Oh Debby, that sound beautiful. I love Red Bud Trees - Those are also a native to the Texas Hill Country - I have some on our hill but they aren't blooming yet.

Keli Gwyn said...

I'm out in California where spring pretty much replaced winter this year. Everything has been blooming early, including our golden poppies. I love seeing their bright orange blossoms waving in a gentle breeze.

Jolene Navarro said...

Keli, I love fields of poppies. We have a neighbor that lets them go to seed on her empty lot - it's beautiful.

Margaret Daley said...

I love the flower photos. Beautiful. We are having similar weather.

Christine Johnson said...

Gorgeous pictures! Makes me long for spring, which is a long time coming in Michigan.

Jolene Navarro said...

Thanks Margret. Any excuse to use my camera.

Jolene Navarro said...

Christine, I'll be thinking of you when we start hitting the 100s. LOL