For a few weeks, every year, Texas turns blue….the bluebonnets bloom and cover fields and meadows, they line roadside shoulders, they pop up in yards across the state. We appreciate the state highway deptartment's long-time program to spread the seeds across the state. What a wonder it is to behold fields of blue as we travel the highways and byways.
Texans take great pride in the bluebonnet. It blooms in March and April, and is gone by May, but Ooooooh, while it is in bloom, we celebrate. There are bluebonnet photo contests, and lots and lots of folks stopping to wade through roadside blankets of blue to take pictures of their children sitting in the patches of flowers.
I am just like so many other Texans with a camera in my hand, down on my knees to get as close as possible to the beauteous blue blooms. Here are a few shots to prove it!