He who mows cut the grass. The front yard looks like a park with all green on the ground at one level.
I was pulling some chickweed and one of those weeds I leave until it's huge thinking it might be 'something' and they always turn out to be some undesirable.
Suddenly I was eye to eye with caterpillars on blue toadflax.
I leave most weeds with blue flowers, including blue toadflax, Nuttallanthus canadensis.
This is going to seed. It is the host plant for Buckeye butterflies, Junonia coenia .
I've been seeing Buckeyes. Here's proof they're been around.
The reason I was weeding is volunteer violas and emerging lantana foliage.
Buckeyes and others will nectar on the lantana.
New foliage on Crape Myrtles, new buds on Oakleaf Hydrangeas as earliest Spring blooms fade.
Pecans are finally budding out. They know Spring is here.
See the debris at lower right? That's how far up the water came
in the drainage ditch along the highway during the hard rains early this week.