I’ve had quite the bout of writers block lately, as you can see. There have been a few topics I’ve wanted to write about but then nothing would come out. I’d sit here at my laptop and write a doodle or two but nothing stuck. I can imagine a lot of other bloggers have experienced that a time or two 😉 Sooo, here I go; I’m gonna try this again!!
Everyday on my commute home, I see the roads filled with Bluebonnets. As a Native Texan, we all know Spring has arrived. We don’t need a calendar or for a groundhog to tell us when it’s coming. We know it’s here because the roadsides have BLOOMED!! Literally haha
It’s actually a tradition for some to take pictures of themselves, their children, or even their pets while sitting in a large patch of them.
I have known families who literally do this EVERY year. They not only take a family picture; they also take pictures of each individual sitting in a vast meadow of blue. Some people will pull over anywhere they find a large patch. Some people take a tour of well known Bluebonnet hot spots! The best place to get your fill is…well anywhere really, but I personally like to drive out in the country, the Texas Hill Country to be more precise. There’s such a peace about being out in the country, driving, and looking at all the gorgeous blue beauty all over the place.
One thing you should know about Bluebonnets aside from the fact that it’s the State Flower of Texas is that it’s illegal to pick them! JUST KIDDING!! Actually most people really do think it’s illegal but the Texas Department of Public Safety (who would enforce this law) states that it’s not true. THANK GOD! I am sure a lot of people didn’t know any different and have picked one at some point! Every Texan has been told this; I’m curious to know where it started. If you don’t believe me, check out the website Texas Twisted where Wesley Treat goes into depth about the urban legend.
Wildflowers in Texas do not consist of only the widely famous Bluebonnet. You can also expect to see…
- Springtime photos in south Texas (hgaudephoto.wordpress.com)
- Texas and Bluebonnets in the Brag Basket (smallbizsurvival.com)