Winter lingers in north Erath County, Texas. Grasses remain brown, although buffalo grass emerges through dead grass of the late fall freeze. My paint gelding, Star, has lost weight and his laminitis has remitted completely.
New neighbors, the Stroebels, have moved onto the land to the southeast. The husband is an English teacher. The wife is an engineer, originally from eastern Europe. At the first instance, I like them. They purchased the five acres mainly for the new stone house.
By my stated goal a few months ago, I have only a month or so before my photographing all flowers on my place comes to an end. I know I have missed some flowers over the last eleven months, but I think I have captured many. Some flowers, like the wine cup, did not unfold last spring so they fell outside my range, but not my thoughts.