Thursday, March 31, 2011

Practically a Texas Trademark...

The bluebonnets are up! 



From all the news reports, we were anticipating a poor crop this year due to the relatively dry spring we're having. However, if I didn't know better, I'd swear the ghost of Lady Bird Johnson snuck onto our property and seeded it herself this year.

And the Texas landscape comes alive...

The bluebonnet is the state flower of Texas.  Lady Bird Johnson, the wife of U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, was instrumental in putting programs in place to propagate bluebonnets and other wildflowers along our state highways and across the nation.

50 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

Very, very pretty! And, blue is my favorite color.

Robin said...

Very pretty! Isn't spring grand!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

They really are beautiful and what a legacy Lady Bird Johnson has left behind for so many to enjoy!!

Furry Bottoms said...

Oh, those are pretty!

Michaele said...

I am so jealous of you right now.

Ron Joe White said...

And I always thought bluebonnets were hats that little girls wear on Easter. I learned something new today :-)

Lesa said...

Beautiful! I remember the first time I went down to San Antonio and the median and sides of the interstate were solid blue!

Nancy said...

We lived in Texas when Pres. Johnson was in office. (Just a bit of Nancy trivia in case there is a quiz later.)

Beautiful flowers. :)

Angela said...

Those are so beautiful! I wish Lady Bird would come and plant some in my yard! It is just so pretty where you live. It's snowing in WV right now! Snow! It's a 4 letter word this time of year! lol

Have a Great Day!
Angela

Mama-Bug said...

Really beautiful; so sad we don't have them here in Florida. Such a pretty shade of blue.

wayside wanderer said...

I noticed them in a neighbors flowerbed yesterday. They are the best of wildflowers.

Sharon said...

How pretty! I don't think we have them here, at least I haven't seen any.... :-)

Canyon Girl said...

Spring has come to Texas. Those are just lovely. I've never seen them either, but your pictures give one a good idea how beautiful it must be there now.--Inger

Al said...

That looks beautiful. I wonder when we'll see some wildflowers here in Colorado - probably not for a while.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I do so love our bluebonnets and all the other wildflowers of spring! Hats off to Lady Bird! I think she did a fine thing with her wildflower campaign. Blessings ~ Tanna

Farmchick said...

Such a vibrant blue!

vickie said...

so pretty -automatically I thought of Lady Bird such a great legacy and beautiful!

vickie

Paula said...

Those are simply gorgeous!

Tracy said...

Tex, those are really pretty....I didn't realize they were the state flower.
Thanks for sharing those with us~

Negerigeletschtempoit said...

How precious those are!I would love to have a bunch of them all over our place.

I appreciated the history behind the flower/State/Mrs. Johnson. I did not know that. You see, I am always learning something new.
Love ya!

Rae said...

Beautiful blue bonnets. Love that color.

Debbie said...

no blog material hunting needed for you, you are surrounded by inspiration!!!! what an amazing place you call home!!!! thanks for always stopping by and leaving such kind works, means the world to me!!!!

Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

-sigh- we are expecting 6 - 12 inches of snow tomorrow. No blooms for us!
Staci

Jennifer said...

Sooooo Pretty.

don said...

They are a beautiful flower. I like the close up and the landscapes that show the blue haze over the surface.
Very nice pictures of this wonderful flower.

Deb said...

I love your bluebonnets...I have started seeing a few around town this week...

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful.I love seeing wildflowers and wish we had more of them along the roadsides.

MarieElizabeth said...

Soooo jealous, what a beautiful field of flowers! I'm also loving your sun - good for you.

Amy said...

So lovely and cheerful. We are seeing some coming up here too. Blessings!

Flat Creek Farm said...

I love them, and miss them! I've probably mentioned this before.. but :) our son lived in Texas a couple of years. We always scheduled our Spring visits there for Bluebonnet time (and First Mondays at Canton!). Thanks for sharing - they are soooo pretty. -Tammy

edenhills said...

That field is so beautiful!

Teresa

Randy said...

I want to sit in the middle of that field and just take in the sun. Those are beautiful!

Karen Thomason/Gordon Setter Crossing said...

Pretty shades of blue against bright green. Lovely spring! We're still waiting.

Dani said...

so pretty.

Trisha said...

I'm going to have to come back and visit Texas in the spring! So pretty :)

barbara l. hale said...

They are so beautiful! I just love blue flowers of all kinds. It must be something to see a whole field of them.

Liesl said...

I just love their name,so appropiate. Lovely colour!

crystal.cattle said...

Those are gorgeous. I am currently sitting in an airport heading to San Antonio for the Texas Southwest Cattle Raisers Convention. The River Walk will be great, but it would be nice to get out on some ranches. I am definitely looking forward to finding spring weather in Texas!

www.crystalcattle.com

Dawn said...

As of right now I am packing my suitcase and then boarding a plane to come roll in your yard with the Blue Bonnets. I will bring my sunglasses and sunscreen. And you can make me tea while we watch the wildlife in your yard.

LUCKY!:)))

Sailor said...

Wow they are just beautiful!

Naturedigital said...

A beautiful trademark of Texas.
Costas

Allison said...

So THOSE are bluebonnets! Beautiful... and your land is fabulous, Theresa. My heart is beating just thinking of walking in those fields with all that SPACE!!

Clint said...

There is nothing more beautiful than a field of bluebonnets---nothin'.

Rural Rambler said...

They are gorgeous you lucky person! Our daffies just barely bloomed and then 5 inches of snow smashed them down. I see lots of buds but no pretty Bluebonnets here. I will just enjoy yours!

Cathy said...

The bluebonnents in bloom is really something to see. I had the pleasure many years back while driving thru your lovely state. It was wishful thinking on my part when I bought a package of bluebonnet seeds to bring back to NY.

bon bon said...

spectacular sight! i love it!

Rose said...

They are such a beautiful color of blue...I wouldn't mind looking out my window and seeing that view all around!

Janie2 said...

Nothing better than those Texas Blue Bonnets. Only it is a long drive from California to Texas. Very nice post.

Deb said...

Oh my lord, this Texas girl loves Bluebonnets! Gorgeous.

Margaret said...

We lived in San Antonio for 3 years and I know how proud Texas is of their blue bonnets. Wait, I just know how proud Texas is! :) A truly lovely "country".

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