The Texas style house with limestone and a standing seam metal roof could be out on a ranch in the country.
Except it's not out on a ranch, it's in a very upscale suburban Dallas neighborhood and the white wall back there is the neighbor's house. The most amazing thing is they have a huge wildflower meadow. I wonder if they have to fight their HOA? Plano is well known for its restrictive planning and landscaping standards.
Native gaillardia, Indian Blankets and Mexican Hat flowers. I saw a few faded Bluebonnets in there too.
Even the swath of freely blooming Spanish Lavender is very different in this carefully trimmed and landscaped neighborhood.
Bronze horses graze on the lawn
A sculpture of an Indian in full headdress near the front entry court.
These eagles flank a driveway.
They do have lawn which is kept more natural looking than is typical for the area.
A daring display of spiny native prickly pear along the street near the front gate.
What do the neighbors think? This house is across the street. They have a nice row of begonias for a pop of color. Did I mention this is a very ritzy neighborhood?
Wildflowers make a walk here more interesting. Another nice thing about walking around the neighborhood are the trees forming allees along the sidewalks. This view looks toward the beginning of the meadow.
Here's the fence corner at the end of the allee.
One more long view toward the house across the meadow.
We'll follow the gumdrop and lollipop yaupons along the lane back to the house.
In such a neighborhood the wildflower meadow certainly stands out, but in a good way. It's nice to see there's more than one prairie garden in Plano.