Friday, March 28, 2008

Beautiful Bluebonnet

If you're experiencing a terrible case of spring fever, I'm not sure if this post will cheer you or depress you. I know some parts of the country are still thawing out, but spring has sprung here and I have pictures.

Last Sunday afternoon we drove to the Brenham area in search of wildflowers and we were not disappointed.


The fields are just beginning to show their colors. We saw bluebonnets, Indian paintbrush and other wildflowers at Old Baylor Park in Independence.


The most beautiful of the wildflowers is the Texas bluebonnet. It's our state flower and source of pride for Texans.


There is nothing that can compare to sitting in a field of bluebonnets on a warm spring day. I recommend everyone experience this at least once in their life.


In Brenham we had a field of bluebonnets all to ourselves, so we set up the tripod for pictures. John was the cameraman for this shoot. He did all the running back and forth.


I should have known he was up to something when I saw a twinkle in his eye right before this shot.


This weekend should be even better for bluebonnets in Brenham. Other parts of Texas may have to wait a bit longer.

Texas Wildflower Sightings Report

Wherever you live, no matter the weather, I hope you have a great weekend!

21 comments:

  1. I like the pictures of you and John, but I love the first one with the Indian Paintbrushes! What a beautiful field that is! We have the promise of spring here, and our flowering almond is starting to bud! The kids are enjoying the warming weather too.

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  2. Thank you so much for pictures from home. One of these days I will get to see the Bluebonnets in bloom at home. Makes me happy and homesick at the same time.

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  3. What a beautiful field of wildflowers. You and John look happy!

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  4. WOW!! If I saw that sight around here, I'd be sure I'd died and gone to Heaven!

    Since I had to brush two inches of snow off my car this morning before I left for work, seeing these beeeeeutiful photos really made my day!

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  5. Ahhhh, bluebonnets! My parents used to take my picture sitting in a field of bluebonnets every Easter. Every time I see picture of them, I get a warm fuzzy...

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  6. Ah, yes, we Texans do love our Bluebonnets. Being farther north than you, we're still waiting on ours.

    I LOVE that last shot of you and John. What a clown! ;-Þ

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  7. cheery and depressing at the same time! our ground is still frozen, though most of the snow has melted. I'm getting so eager to see some of my spring bulbs, but it's always a guessing game so that I don't uncover them too early or too late.

    Thanks for the beautiful pictures...again, the paintbrush also makes me homesick, but I'm eager to get my bluebonnet seeds planted! :-)

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  8. Aww, so sweet. And the flowers are gorgeous. We've yet to see anything bloom yet here in Iowa, your pictures will have to tide me over.

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  9. Love those bluebonnets! (When I was a child I loved a story in Childcraft called "Bluebonnets for Lucinda.")

    Great pictures of you and John, too!

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  10. Wow, what beautiful flowers...I don't think I've ever seen anything quite like it in real life.
    The pics of the two of you are adorable - especially that second one!

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  11. Great pictures! The bluebonnets look like delphiniums. I have several in my garden and love them. My favorite picture is the last one of you and John goofing off! It looks like you had a playful day.

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  12. Your photos definitely give me hope that wild flowers will be blooming here in Wyoming in the future, maybe another month. Can I really wait that long?

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  13. Sometimes when the light hits the icicles up here just right they look a little blue.

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  14. What beautiful pictures. The blue bonnets remind me of lupine. I took some of my students on a fieldtrip to Hearst Castle yesterday, and we saw lots of lupine and poppies on the bus ride through the Coastal foothills.

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  15. Thanks for reminding me of my first and only time spent the midst of a field of Texan bluebonnets. :)

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  16. You did capture the beauty of the flowers!

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  17. Flowers! Bluebonnets, no less! What a great time of year in Texas!

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  18. Beautiful pictures! We had some hail here today :-)

    I love the fun picture of you and your hubby, looks like a happy time!

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  19. Ohhhhhh I so needed those flowers. Just so lovely. Soon, soon, but here In Chicago it is foggy grey and raining on the leftover mounds of dirty black snow.

    Great pics of you two!

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  20. Oh my....these are Wonderful flower! I don't think that we get these up in the New England area and certainly not fields of them. Beautiful!!

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  21. Love the picture together! I have never been to Texas even though I have some family living there. I would love to go in the spring to see wildflowers. We have the bluebonnets here some places but not in large patches like that. Lupine are also one of my favorites when I am hiking and we have it several varieties depending on state and elevation on the west coast.

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~Tracy