We drove down Old Gulf Road in Matagorda last Saturday to see what was blooming.
There were patches of yellow coreopsis
and stands of peachy-pink Indian paintbrush
— the typical color of Indian paintbrush in Matagorda—
and sweet blue flowers that I think are called blue-eyed grass.
The wildflowers flowed along the roadside like a little stream and I stopped many times to take pictures.
I found a lone yellow coneflower growing among a patch of pink evening primrose
and a pretty lantana that was nearly as tall as the fence post.
One of my favorites, thistle, was just starting to bloom.
There were other flowers too—like winecup, Indian blanket, spiderwort (blue flower above), and more—making it a good year for this Texas roadside garden.