After a brutal winter, things continue to wake up. This Texas Mountain Laurel showed little to no damage. Indeed a seedling I have that is less than a foot tall and planted out in the open showed little damage as well. The flower pictured above is astounding as well. I think I am seeing a few more of these in my future visions of this landscape.
There is the strangest very loud bug out there tonight. Not sure I have ever heard it before, rhythm like a Cicadia, but much higher pitched coming from the Twin Oaks Bed.