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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Texas in Bloom

THE BLUEBONNETS HAVE ARRIVED!!

Spring in Texas means the landscape is alive with vibrant colors. The favorite of most Texans is our state flower, the Bluebonnet. I don't imagine there is any Texas child that isn't photographed at least once in a field of blue at least once before they reach school age. It is sort of a right of passage.

The past few years, the wildflowers have not been very abundant. Drought conditions have kept them from covering the state for about fours years. I'm not a botanist, but Mattie May is four and this is the first year there have been this many flowers since she was born.

Thanks to God for sending an unusual amount of rain in the fall, some unusually high snow falls, and just enough spring showers, Texas true colors are showing this spring.

This field is one of my favorites about a mile (as the crow flies) from my mom's house. It is glorious. When we told Mattie May we were going to go look for Bluebonnets, she wasn't real happy. But when she saw the field, she couldn't wait to get out and run through it. I think she thought we were going to look for hats!

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