Monday, March 26, 2007

March

007 Snap a Dozen Days

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Field of Bluebonnets
Brenham Christian Academy
Brenham, Texas

March is a beautiful month in Texas. Wildflowers begin to bloom near the end of the month and will peak in mid-April. The most famous wildflower in Texas is it's state flower, the bluebonnet. The only place in the world where it grows naturally is in Texas. Wildflowers of all types can be found growing along the side of the roads, but a showy field of bluebonnets will take your breath away.

Each March I look forward to the return of the Purple Martins. We have a martin house in our backyard. Once martins nest at your location, they will return each year. Our martins have been nesting here for three or four years. Their song is so unique and very pleasing. I love to wake to it each morning.

March is also madness, as in March Madness Basketball. Each year our son-in-law sets up an online family tournament. We all have our special method of making our picks. Some of the serious competitors in the family actually follow college basketball through the season and make their selections from first hand knowledge. My method is to do last minute "research", which this year means I copied some ESPN sports broadcaster's final four picks and guessed at the rest or flipped a coin when I couldn't decide. I was doing really well until this weekend. Currently I'm in fourth place, but still have a shot (even though it's a long shot) at the title. My pick for the winning team is Georgetown and they're still in it.

March is the start of spring--my favorite time of year.

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Texas Bluebonnet
Old Baylor Park
Independence, Texas

9 comments:

  1. First of all, congrats on your blogiversary! Secondly, your roses are beautiful. Thirdly, the bluebonnets take my breath away, as well - - great photos. And lastly, your baby hats are so sweet!! Yep, the crocheted bolero begins in the middle of the back and proceeds sideways, then lengthways. I'll post a photo of my progress tonight.

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  2. Lovely photos! I have to say that your March Madness info makes me smile. Every since my hub and I met (6 years) we've filled out brackets, and I have won every year. This year I entered in the March Madness contest at our gym, and am currently in the lead. Not bad for a 5'2" woman with a distaste for basketball. My hub is living vicariously through my bracket...

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  3. Ahhh... you're Spring pictures make me homesick. We won't be in Texas this Summer (maybe for Christmas) but we fly back to the States on 21 May! Coming to NY any time soon?

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  4. LOVE the Blue bonnets! We are months away from wild flowers in the mountains.

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  5. I love blue! Thanks for the pictures of the bluebonnets. Although we lived in Texas briefly, it was *so* brief that we never got to see a Texas spring.

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  6. So pretty! We had record warm temperatures yesterday (over 80!) so it won't be too long before we're seeing some color here in Iowa. Don't know that I've ever seen bluebonnets here, though.

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  7. Love the bluebells. I was in Texas one spring and the wildflowers were the best part.

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  8. Ahhhhh, the Texas bluebonnets! I was just thinking about them the other day, remembering my parents taking me to a hill of bluebonnets every year around Easter for a picture. What great memories...

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  9. Last year I didn't know where to go to see the Blueblonnets. But, now that we've been her long enough to make friends, MANY of my friends have sent us pictures of the Brenham bluebonnets. Gorgeous!

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~Tracy