Terlingua Dreams

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Pretty in Lavender

Yesterday morning when I looked out the kitchen window, my eyes were treated to a beautiful display of lavender. Overnight the purple sage had bloomed with the recent rains.

For those not familiar with purple sage, it grows wild in West Texas.

Everywhere you go in Del Rio you will see them blooming in full splendor.

Decided to head out Highway 90-West going towards Lake Amistad and it was a visual treat.

Went to Diablo East Marina and you could almost overlook the low lake levels with the various shades of lavender everywhere you turned.

It has been a while since we have had such pretty blooms.  The fact that there has hardly been any wind has helped preserve them.

If you have a chance and live within driving distance, come and check them out...you wont be disappointed.

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua and Purple Sage Dreams :)


  1. There was a band way back when called 'New Riders Of The Purple Sage', I'd never actually seen purple sage before.
    Thanks for passing that along!

  2. I knew you couldn't stay away from Governors Landing campsites. The last picture gave you away. I don't stay there because of the winds blowing my trailer around.

  3. I have never even seen a picture of purple sage so I'm happy you posted so many beautiful photos of it.

    1. Thanks for the beautiful pictures. That Purple Sage sure brightens up the area!

  4. No such luck around here. I have lots of sage on this property, but haven't seen them bloom in years. (Since the bad drought) A lot of rain in the forecast for the next few days so I guess I can hope.

    1. I was hoping with all the rain you have gotten lately that your area would also be in bloom. Maybe the upcoming rains of Polo will help the drought and the purple sage.


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