One of my favorite garden stone walls in Wimberley is so thin it seems likely to topple over, but I'm told it's stood there for many years.
On the edge of the wall stand pillars with shells embedded into the concrete.
Nearby was this mystery vine with purple berries.
As well as this American Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana)....
One little shop has a fine garden in the front yard. This pomegranate tree (Punica granatum) was host to some lovely fruit...
Cutting through town, not far from the shops, is Cypress Creek.
My friend discovered a B&B in Wimberley called Highpoint Manor Inn that is home to several farm animals as well as some lovely wild plants.
I was impressed by the tenacity of this pink wildflower that happily bloomed out of its rock home. I'm ashamed to say it's another 'mystery plant' to me. I tried to find it in my copy of "Texas Wildflowers" to no avail.
Peacocks roam freely on the little farm.
While the chickens and bunnies have safer houses behind raccoon-thwarting wire.
My favorite animal on the B&B farm is this frisky miniature horse.
He was very greedy for the apples we were sharing with him. As a matter of fact, he reminded me of Tom Bombadil's wise little pony, "Fatty Lumpkin" in the Lord of the Rings novel.
"Hey! now! Come hoy now! Whither do you wander?
Up, down, near or far, here, there or yonder?
Sharp-ears, Wise-nose, Swish-tail and Bumpkin,
White-socks my little lad, and old Fatty Lumpkin!"
~J.R.R. Tolkien in 'The Fellowship of the Ring'
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