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April 12th, 2008 at 12:20 pm

I've been in earning mode lately ... Taking on extra shifts to earn OT when available, and busting my backside to get performance bonuses at work. Since I'm currently doing work that is intermittent temp assignments, I figure I might as well "make hay while the sun shines."

This weekend I got a full 2-day weekend (No extra shift available).

I'm happy for the bonus money when it's available, but I'm also happy for the "bonus" time this weekend!

Another bonus I've been enjoying is my first ever wildflower season in Austin. One nice thing about living in a brand new place is the chance to see seasonal changes in a completely different way than what you are accustomed to.

The wildflowers are really weeds, so they pop up anywhere you would normally see weeds, such next to roadways, so there is no need to go out looking for them ... I see lots each day on my way to and from work and when out walking the dog. I'm quite captivated and trying to learn how to identify them. The ones I'm seeing the most these days are pink evening primrose & bluebonnets.

I did not take these photos, they are from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center website:

4 Responses to “Bonuses”

  1. Aleta Says:

    How beautiful. Thanks for sharing. I always love seeing those flowers on the side of highways.

  2. JanH Says:

    Bluebonnet season in Austin in amazing! We have been there and have seen people stopped everywhere taking pictures of their kids submerged in bluebonnets and I believe Indian paintbrushes (those red ones). I might be wrong on the name of the other ones. I heard that it was illegal to mow down the wildflowers along the way (I don't know if that is true). All I know is--they are a wonderful sight!

  3. Aleta Says:

    Can't imagine why they would want to mow them down.

  4. scfr Says:

    Thanks for the nice comments.

    I belive the Indian Painbrushes are just starting to bloom ... I think I saw my first one on a walk yesterday, but I'm not familiar enough with them to be sure. I'm looking forward to seeing which wildflowers will be blooming next!

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