Behind our motorhome in South Texas, there was a cluster of Pink Evening Primroses that began to show off in early March.

Where other types of evening primroses tend to open in the early evening and close in the early morning, this species opened in the early morning and closed by late morning. These pink ladies in the morning sun were a pleasant backdrop for my morning coffee.

‘The Primrose opens wide in spring;

Her scent is sweet and good:

It smells of every happy thing

In sunny lane and wood…’

Mary Cicely Barker