We finally got out of Houston for the day and got to a prettier part of Texas. The hills really are blue and red and orange and pink with all the blooming wildflowers. I couldn't tell which was more interesting - the flowers or the tourists stopped on the side of the road taking pictures. Of course, I was one of the tourists, so I can't do much other than laugh. At one place, we found the holy triumvirate of picture taking: cows lying in blue bonnets next to a quaint pond. Cars were lined up for a quarter mile. Pictures are here (still working on them).
While out, we stopped at the Antique Rose Emporium in Brenham, TX. They rescue old roses from ditches, cemetaries, old homesites and places destined for the bulldozer. So I bought 3 roses to put in. I'm slow at that like everything else, so it might take me a few days to get them in. But hopefully, eventually, I'll get my yard all cottage-y.