Texas mountain laurels (Dermatophyllum secundiflorum). Top two pics are a plant used in landscaping, bottom is a wild tree. The wild ones are usually a bit behind the cultivated ones in flowering. Last picture features a nursery web spider (Pisaurina mira?)
They’re out (early)! Texas bluebonnets (Lupinus texensis), Indian blanket (Gaillardia pulchella), and Indian paintbrush (Castilleja indivisa). Too early for milkweeds and stiff-stem flax; I have not been able to get out to where the baby blue-eyes grow to check on them yet.
So last night at like 1AM, instead of sleeping I was crying because “Who’s gonna adopt Allura when the war is over??” and I was sad for about five seconds before the solution became clear: the paladins will have joint custody of Allura. As in, when the paladins go home for some R&R before flying back into space to deal with the problems left behind by the defeat of the Galra Empire, Allura will spend x amount of time with one paladin and their family, then she and Coran will move on to the next paladin and their family.
And then I lost control of the idea and I’ve been weeping ever since. So! Here is a list of ridiculous feelings and headcanons about Allura on Earth. Warning: It’s long.