We arrived on Thursday and stayed through Monday.
On Friday a severe thunderstorm with hail came over the retreat center. Thankfully the hail was only pea to marble size and wasn't heavy. You can see the video here if you're interested.
These were some of the bigger hail stones. I thought the one with a white ring was interesting.
As I typically do on any retreat I like to take a walk-about the area. The temps moderated enough after the storm for me to do that.
A single Thistle. Although a prickly weed, the purple blooms are very intriguing.
This guy was posing so pretty for me I couldn't help but take a picture!
I believe these are called Cone flowers.
Indian Paint Brush among a sea of yellow.
Remnants of Blanket Flowers. It is past their prime. They are usually out around the same time as Bluebonnets although they last a little longer.
A Western Flycatcher.
The sun peaked out from behind the clouds in the West
I'll share more in another post.
Have a good one!