Monday, August 4, 2014

Old man's beard

Photos by James Hearn
Road trip! We picked up Mom Saturday and hit the road west toward Bandera and beyond. Along the way, I admired lots of old man's beard (Clematis drummondii) in bloom. We picnicked at Lost Maples State Natural Area, circled up and around to Leakey and then cruised scenic Ranch Road 39. Our grand finale was pie at the Lost Maples Cafe in Utopia. At one point, I jumped out of the car and James took my photo with a pretty grouping of old man's beard. We have two vines of our own, but they're still small and struggling to get established.   





3 comments:

Susan (ABON) said...

As many times as I've passed through Texas, I've never seen those before...and they do look like an old man's beard!

Ann said...

Is Tooties' pies still there? We had the apple when we went to Lost Maples. Ummm and the pie was about 10 inches high!!!

Sheryl Smith-Rodgers said...

I love old man's beard. It's a Clematis species, like scarlet clematis and purple leatherflower. And no, I don't think Tootie's is there any more.

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