In the past, I have been able to post pictures for you Texas folk who are scattered abroad out in the very corners of the earth, such as in Germany (Shannon at Cyberbones) or in the Dominican Republic (Jodi at For Lack of Tacos).
But recently, it has been brought to my attention that some of y'all are displaced Virginianites (Virginians?) and that you miss seeing pictures of your own native back yard (The Dinioa Family).
My camera and I took a little outing together a couple of days ago... and we just walked around our Oakwoody facility. But it's so interesting to look around and see the Virginia beauty, even just right around where we live.
For example, this place has REAL GRASS:
So sorry, those of you who are currently stuck in Florida, where there's no such thing as Real Grass. Where the grass is as hard as the concrete... and is seriously itchy. (All Florida grass is about as friendly as cactus.)
This is the sort of grass that feels almost like silk. That you could walk upon with bare feet. That doesn't harbor a thousand different species of human-devouring fire ants. It's a beautiful thing!
And also, here in Virginia there are Real Trees:
Big, tall, beautiful trees that are luscious and laden with foliage. Poor, ugly Florida (and I can say that with love, having lived there nearly all my life) has no REAL trees. Okay, it has palm trees. But nothing like this.
And then there are the flowers. Holy. Cow. there are flowers everywhere in Virginia!
I don't know the names of any of them, and if I try to figure it out, I'll never ever get this post up...
...but there are Ox-Eye Daisies (thanks, Jen!):
And pinkish flowers (Shannon says it's Echinacea)...
And purplish flowers (that Shannon says are Salvia or Flowering Sage)...
And, much to my delight, the purplish flowers were covered, and I mean COVERED, in bees!
There were yellowish flowers (that reader Ashely says is the yellow Day Lily):
And then, last but not least, I saw some of the most beautiful white flowers ever... just right outside our apartment! (Reader Ashley says they are White Hydrangea):
So, yes, Virginia is gorgeous! And thank you to you guys who let me know what flowers these are! You guys are the best!