Wild Onions





Found these wild onions and sweet wild white flowers (with yellow center) in the Bayou yesterday after my run…completely elated (as you can see) with the intricacy and free growth of the stems of the onions. The white flowers remind me a bit of the flowers from the strawberry plant. I’m not sure what they are exactly.

And I’m guessing the other lot are wild onions and not wild chives, as during a search it appears the wild chives bloom purple¬†flowers. I could be wrong. Will research some more. Regardless these are part of the Allium family. I’m keeping them in a vase and they won’t end up in my eggs until I can determine it is not Crow’s Poison.

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Lantana

Benefits of walking through any neighborhood: noticing the tiny joys of nature not normally noticed when behind the wheel of a speeding car. And then there’s walking off your lunch (very important).

Yesterday I made my way from Revival Market, belly full with a delicious pulled pork pressed sandwich with sweet pickles, and an out-of-this-world amazing moon pie made by Fluff Bake Bar. I have to admit, it was a great lunch.

Strolling back to my destination I noticed these beautiful orange berries hanging against a public fence. Wild Lantana covered the ground. Lantana¬†is a favorite flower. It is both delicate and hearty, growing really well in Texas’ un-forgiving and blistering temperatures. It is native to tropical regions of the ‘Americas’ and ‘Africa’ which is no surprise as to why it flourishes so well in Texas. A bit of trivia new to me, is that it is known as ‘ham and eggs’, because of the pink and yellow flower clusters.

I took the opportunity to begin and impromptu flower arranging session, street side. Would you believe not one person noticed what I was doing? They might have been driving too fast…

I arranged this wild Texas bouquet in an empty Topo Chico bottle. I just love the way it looks styled against a colorful background of sidewalk art by my two famed nephews. They are budding artists, among other things.