You may be familiar with the Dr. Seuss story, "Horton Hears a Who!" I couldn't help thinking of the story -- and the little pink flower Horton holds -- when I saw this legume in an Austin parking lot.
The flower was intriguing to me as it looked almost like fiber-optics, even up close. I am guessing it is some sort of tiny mimosa. If any of you know the name please let me know.
Austin has so much beautiful flora; from the tiny to the huge. I found these gorgeous live oaks only a few yards from the pink flowers. They are more than just trees to me; more like gigantic living sculptures.
Some relatives are coming down to visit this week. I hope to show them even more Texas Hill Country this year. There is so much to see here.
Back at my house the Sugar Squirrel continues to drink from my hummingbird feeders each day. It's amazing how long she can hang there.
It must be exhausting work, because she turns into a complete slacker after her drinks...
Hope you're all having as much summer rest and relaxation as my little friend.
"The miracles of nature do not seem miracles because they are so common. If no one had ever seen a flower, even a dandelion would be the most startling event in the world." ~ author unknown