Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Summer Scenes

Driving home Sunday from church we took the scenic route. This is a low water crossing over Hog Creek in north McLennan county. It is nice to see it flowing again, after two years of drought. The bottom photo is a pretty pasture with yellow wildflowers and purple horsemint.

Horsemint is a Native Texas wildflower, also called lemon beebalm, it has citrus-scented leaves. The flowers grow in clusters about an inch apart on a stem. This plant loves heat and dryness so it grows good around our place. It was used by Native Americans as a tea and supposedly replaced tea during the time of the Boston Tea Party. I've heard it is a natural bug repellant too.

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