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There’s something about fresh spring roses, a highway awash in bluebonnets and flocks of spirited birds returning from the south that energizes the soul. Spring can never come fast enough!
Texas Gold Columbine
Thriving in either shade or sun, Texas gold columbine puts on a beautiful springtime show with bursts of bright yellow blooms.
This charming barn swallow will return to the same nesting area year after year in the spring, after a nice warm vacation in Central America.
Spring Vegetable Garden
Nothing tastes better than homegrown veggies. Whether your vegetable garden is enormous like this one or a petite and easy-to-manage raised bed, spring is such a fine season to get started.
Check out this classic spring scene from a rural Texas roadside.
Spring Garden Botanical
What a beautiful wash of color under an overcast spring sky. The old fashioned garden at the san antonio botanical can be found flooded every spring with larkspur, poppies and texas gold columbine.
Red and Blue Bluebonnets
Nothing else says “It’s spring!” in Texas like our official state flower, the Bluebonnet.
These verbenas were found growing wild in a vacant, undeveloped field – dotting the landscape with charming purple buttons by the thousands. Although there are many varieties of verbena, they all tend to handle drought and poor soil quite well.
Purple Martin House
After a nice stay in the southern hemisphere, purple martins make their South Texas return sometime in late winter or very early spring
From the warming spring soil -- recently soaked by an April shower -- this handsome Iris begins its ascent towards the sunshine, above strappy, green leaf blades.
In early March this busy bee is drawn to a bright red, tasty-looking bunseed poppy. Who wouldn’t be attracted to such beauty?
Living Easy Roses
Roses seem to suddenly burst with blooms all over the city after the first warm, spring rain.
The spring season brings out blooms and bugs alike. You'll see gobs of zippy dragonflies swarming many ponds and lake edges. Dragonflies will not only eat mosquitos, but butterflies, moths and bees, too.
These daylilies look sweet and cheerful planted in dense clusters along a residential sidewalk.
Crinium April Blooming
Trumpets of hardy crinum blooms rise above lush, floppy leaves in the San Antonio Botanical Garden's old fashioned garden.
A blanket of blooming wildflowers might just be the sweetest symbol of remembrance in this quiet, Texas cemetery meadow.
A hungry spring bee is seen here, searching for pollen on this Bauhinia lunaroides that's awash in spring blooms.