On my drive home from work, I stopped at Breckinridge Park in Richardson, usually one of the most reliable wildflower displays. Alas, I was too late--most of the flowers were gone, and the city, despite its focus on conserving them, had given up and mowed.
But then I went to Oak Point Park in Plano:
Field with showy evening primrose (Oak Point Park, Plano, Texas):
Blanket Flowers (firewheels), Oak Point Park, Plano, Texas:
The best image? Not the above. Not on digi-cam. It was 2 male scissortail flycatchers, bursts of color, sitting at ease on the little park road, as I drove up. When I paused to reach for camera, they flew up in their scissor-tailed charming way.