Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Texas Bluebonnets

Our front hay field is awash in bluebonnets again. Well, these photos are from last week and I'm just getting around to posting them.




My faithful companions came along with me to make sure the blooms were photo suitable.
BB

BB

Baron

Baron

BB attacking Baron
Ahem! Okay, back to the bluebonnets... 

 

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Just a note regarding yesterday's severe weather in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area: Based on the news reports, it appears at least three counties were hit by tornadoes, including a portion of our own. Extensive damage to homes and businesses (and semi-trailer rigs!) All is fine at Run*A*Round. So many others lost everything. At least, so far, no loss of life has been reported. Thanks to all of you who checked on us! Prayers for those folks who were hit hard...

146 comments:

Sandra said...

so happy to know you are good after that storm system. the blue flowers are wonderful, but the shots with those beautiful black dogs in them are even better. especailly the fighting dogs, ha ha.

Giga said...

Pieski ślicznie wyglądają wśród niebieskich kwiatków. Pozdrawiam.*** Dogs look pretty among the blue flowers. Yours.

Michael said...

many moons ago when I was kid, there was an annual bluebonnet bowl game (coolege football)... had not thought of that in ages...now most all of them are some corporate name, occasionally followed by the more traditional name..."The Capital One Rose Bowl." ugh

Sheeps and Peeps Farm said...

Beautiful photos of the Texas Bluebonnes! Loved the photos of your companions. So glad you are safe and sound :)

Deb said...

The blue bonnets are great this year do glad you had no damage it was a scared afternoon

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh how I miss the Texas bluebonnets!

EG CameraGirl said...

Lovely!

Jill said...

One of the things I miss about Texas. Thanks for bringing them to me. Gorgeous! Glad all if well with you.

Frank said...

Fabulous blue carpets. So delighted to hear you are safe after the local storms.

Gail said...

So glad you are safe.

I had some seeds for these, but could never get them started, guess they knew it wasn't Texas.

Beatuiful photos.

Felicity said...

What a glorious capture of springtime beauty and sunshiney fun [Hi BB & Baron].

We didn't hear about your weather event in my pocket of the world T but I'm VERY pleased to know that you're OK.

Happy day ahead!

Peggy said...

So glad you are safe. Saw so much damage on the news. I have always been amazed at all the fields of blue bonnets in Texas. First time I saw them it took my breath away. BB and Baron seem to have enjoyed them too. LOL

Carole M. said...

good to know you came out of the bad weather unscathed. Love the blue-bonnets; how pretty! Are the horses aloud to eat these; I suspect not good for them. The leaves seem similar to a lupin.

georgettesullins said...

Daughter called last night to say they were fine. So glad you are too. Beautiful bluebonnets and fun to see BB and Baron having fun at play.

Lynne said...

Happy you fared well through the storms . . . sad for those who were caught in the destruction . . .

Love the Blue Bonnet fields with BB and Baron . . .
thanks
to
YOU

John's Island said...

Good morning Tex, Watching the news last night I was sure hoping that nasty weather stayed clear of The Run*A*Round. Very glad to see that's the case this morning. The pictures of bluebonnets are great. Always good to see BB and Baron too. Have a good day down there and take care. John

Barb said...

So absolutely beautiful! Glad to hear you are OK.

Kathy said...

Wow, you got a good show! Ours are just about gone, but the paintbrushes are still bright and beautiful. Mom counted 37 separate plants yesterday, so we're already looking forward to next year's crop. Thanks again!

Yes, that was quite a storm yesterday afternoon. It didn't hit us until around midnight with tons of lightning and thunder and torrential rains. Another round at 3 a.m. But probably no damage nearby because we had no power outages and satellite Internet service was only down for about an hour! I have to venture out early this a.m. to take a neighbor to the doctor so I'll see what happened around here!

Hookin It With Mr. Lick Lick said...

You were definitely in my thoughts and prayers yesterday evening when they showed your weather on the news last night. Glad you came out unscathed, so sorry for those who did not.

Charade said...

No wonder designers mix blue and green in just those shades. Once they see your photos, they'll want to highlight with a splash of black. The dogs look like they're enjoying all those blue bonnets.

Snapper II said...

Madsnapper told me that you were lucky yesterday. You escaped the storms. I'm so glad to hear that.
My prayers for all of those affected.

Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

What a beautiful field of colorful blue! Looks like BB and Baron was having just as much fun as you. Sorry to hear about the storms, glad you didn't receive any damage.

Mamabug said...

The bluebonnets are so beautiful! Those two sweet dogs playing just made my morning!

DJan said...

I called my brother who lives in Arlington and one hit about five miles away. Glad everybody is safe. Beautiful bluebonnets and black beauties! :-)

c. Joy said...

Great pictures - I love dogs and bluebonnets. We're in San Antonio this week - the weather is perfect - so I sat here watching the news/weather last night in shock (our home/neighborhood wasn't touched - a couple of miles down the road it's a different story). Be safe.

grammie g said...

Hi Teresa...Not knowing your exact location in nearness to Dallas. my first thought was of you..so glad all is well with you there!!Those fields of Bluebonnets are just stunning ...and of course your dogs make for a cute picture laying in them!! : }}}
Grace

It's me said...

O my...such a terrible weather on the other side off the world...i am glad you are okee and safe......thinking about the people who are not....praying for them....love from me.......xxx..

Sharon said...

Beautiful fields of blue! The dogs look happy!

Glad you weren't caught in the tornadoes paths! It can be so devastating!

thesedaysofmine.com said...

Gorgeous photos! (Sorry I haven't visited lately; sometimes life is busy!)
Amazing that there was no loss of life during the bad storms yesterday. Glad things are okay at Run*Around!

laurak@forestwalkart said...

beautiful sea of blue!
i'd be just like the dogs...rolling around ...and having a good old time!

parker said...

Spring and its mixed blessings! Beautiful fields of Bluebonnets and other wildflowers on one hand, violent storms on the other. Never a dull moment it seems!

Linda said...

First, I was glad to see you here today - had been praying that you were okay! Now for the bluebonnets - they were beautiful! I love the look of the field with the blue hue...

Jan n Jer said...

Thank God you are all right...I was anxiously waiting to see a post from you today! Love the blue bonnet field..so springy

Melodie said...

Ya got to love the blue bonnets,and the dogs! So glad you all are OK,that was some day yesterday!

Linda said...

I'm glad to hear that the storms missed you. The bluebonnets are lovely. But I wondered...do they have a negative impact on the quality of the hay? I'm not familiar with them.

Liz said...

What a gorgeous sight... a whole paddock carpeted in Bluebonnets! I'm glad the "kids" agreed that it was photo worthy.
Good to hear that Run a Round wasn't affected by the tornadoes! :)

mary i said...

Love your pictures. B.B. were my moms all time favs. So glad you and yours are ok. Prayers from Tuscaloosa Alabama. I "follow" you through Mr. Lick-Lick. Long live Texas I was born in Houston a long time ago :)

Tombstone Livestock said...

Love the bluebonnets, I had a poster from the Mohair Council with picture of a pair of Angora Goats in a field of blue bonnets, haven't been able to find my poster since moving, I knew I should have framed it.

So glad the storm missed you, I missed the news yesterday, just catching some of it this morning. Stay safe.

Kim said...

The bluebonnets are lovely!
So glad your farm was safe yesterday!

Paula said...

Glad you and your place are all still intact. Prayers for the people who lost so much. The wildflowers here are prettier then I have seen them in a while. Your pictures are beautiful.

islandwonder said...

Those are pretty flowers. Nice to see a field awash in them.

MTWaggin said...

Those bonnets are so lovely. Sure am glad you all were not affected by the tornadoes and prayers to those that were.

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FOREST SNAPPER said...

So glad you got away with the weather. I love the close up shot of the blue bonnets and the one of your dogs

peter

Sylvia K said...

I do miss the bluebonnets! Lovely captures! Glad you weathered the storms yesterday!! My son was SO close to them! Close enough to see in person far more than he wanted to, but thankfully, neither he nor his property was damaged! Thanks again for your concern, Theresa !!

Sylvia

Marco Alpha said...

Hello Theresa,
This is wonderful!! All these purple flowers in the field are an enjoyment to watch. Nice to see the two dogs playing there.
Shot 7 and 12 are very beautiful!!

Much greetings,
Marco

Julie G. said...

So glad to hear you are safe and sound after the storm.

Love all the bluebonnet photographs! What a beautiful sight! Those fabulous pups look especially gorgeous amongst the blanket of bluebonnets.

Susan said...

How beautiful is your hay field. I just love the flowers! Never seen them before. Your dogs are so dang cute! And I was worried about you, glad all is ok. That was to close for comfort!

bon bon said...

glorious sight! love seeing the pups enjoying them too!

also, i'm relieved to hear you went unscathed. i saw those rigs on the news last night. couldn't believe someone had the cajones to stand still and capture that!

Patty Woodland said...

The flowers are lovely. Glad you were not impacted by the tornadoes

bailey-road.com said...

Glad to hear that everyone at the ranch is safe. The field of bluebonnets is gorgeous. Love the doggy shots.

Mom of M&Ms said...

BBBEEEAAUUUUUUtiful!!!!

Got to get mine posted...

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Tex those Bluebonnets are absolutely amazing and beautiful. I could park myself in the middle of that field and never leave. Just me, a comfy hammock and a book!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

So glad you were not hit by the tornadoes.
The bluebonnets are beautiful. I've never seen them, but I would love to.

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

WOW, just gorgeous! I went in search of wildflowers yesterday and came back empty handed. It's either too early or our strange rains this year have affected the wildflower growth.

Becca said...

I just saw the headlines in our paper and thought of you...hope all is still ok with you. So frightening and sad for so many. I saw bluebells on TV a while ago...they are so pretty! Thank you for sharing and love the shots with your pup.

Inger said...

Thank you for the tornado update, I was really worried about you last night after I saw the horror of it all on TV. The blue bonnets are lovely and your dogs even more so.

bj said...

Thank goodness ya'll weren't hit. So glad to know you are safe.

I have BlueBonnet Envy so bad, I can barely type.
Your photos just take my breath away.

Montanagirl said...

Great job on these! Now all you need to do is picket your horses out amongst those beautiful flowers and get some photos of them.

Deb said...

What I woouldn't give for a field of bluebonnets of my very own! Beautiful!!!!

Comment1 said...

Awww. Really want to roll around in there but the flowers are too pretty to squish!

Farm Girl said...

I am so glad you are fine. Your field of blue bonnets are beautiful. I also liked your dogs with the contrast of the blue and green and black.
It looked like a nice day.

Ian said...

Great photos! (as always). Glad you folks are OK.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi TexWisGirl, Glad you and the Run Around Rancho are A-OK. Having lived in that part of the world and hung out a lot in Lancaster, I understand the issues about stormy weather and twisters. You are Lupine Lucky! I am envious! Have a super great day and I hope you have good weather in coming days.

Ellie said...

Oh dear this is the first I'm hearing about the tornados. So glad you are all ok and I'm very sorry for all of those affected.
Your pictures are very lovely, the blue of the flowers looks great against the grass.

Rita said...

Goodness! I avoid watching the news so I didn't know. Glad you are okay!!
The fields of flowers are beautiful. Dogs playing in them only adds to that. :)

Paula said...

*YIKES* That was some scary weather yesterday! So glad you're okay, sweetie.
Love the gorgeous blue bonnets... nothing like a dogfight right in the middle of it all! *giggle*

Clint said...

I can't tell you how much I love Bluebonnets. They are part of my soul. I first was introduced to them as a child growing up in Houston. But, when I was in the army at Ft Sam Houston in San Antonio, we would take long marches thru the Texas Hill country---and when the 'bonnets were blooming we would pass vast expanses of open fields where God's glory was brilliantly displayed. There is something magical about them.

Janice@GypsyFarmGirl said...

Beautiful! Love the Bluebonnets. Glad y'all are ok and didn't have storm damage!

Rose said...

Glad all is well...just sitting here and thought I have not checked on you.

Love these bluebonnets...ans looks like BB and Baron does, too.

Fjällripan said...

Oh thats wonderful! We dont have those flowers here. Great photos with your dogs in the blue field!

Pam said...

What beautiful field of lavender wildflowers for your dogs to wander through.
Lovely shots, T.
~:)

Eyeliquor said...

Love it!

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

That looks like somewhere where you could lay down in for hours. Sun on your face, and the smell of the flowers. !! stunning.
Regards
Shaun
Valleys ShutterBug

Annette said...

I'm glad to hear that you are alright. When I heard the news at work yesterday, I immediately thought of you. Amazing that there hasn't been loss of life -- it sounded awful.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I'm very happy to hear you and the crew are safe and sound. The blue bells make for a nice portrait background!

heyBJK said...

LOL! Gorgeous shots of the blooms! The two black critters, too. :-)

Amy Burzese said...

Just wonderful! I really want to visit Texas and see bluebonnets in person!

BlueShell said...

So beautiful...like a carpet...a soft carpet!
Baron and BB are so cute!

Oh, I read in the newspapers about the tornadoes and I'm Glad everything is ok, there. God bless those who suffered with the damages...
Kisses...
(Thanks for visiting and commenting...I'm in love with my husband...LOL)

Ms. ~K said...

I was hoping to see the bluebonnets as we travel through TX in 3 weeks...missed them again it looks like...thanks for sharing!
Hugs and bellyrubs to pups!

PS Thankful you are all fine after yesterday's storms!

Robin said...

T, the bluebonnet are beautiful! There's sure a mess of them! Great shots with the dogs in the flowers.

Andrew said...

What a beautiful carpet of flowers... we will be seeing Bluebells soon but they like the shade of woodlands.

My first thought when seeing your pics was of Dorothy falling asleep crossing the field in T/W of Oz.

Eva Ason said...

I'm glad to hear that you are safe! I love the blue bonnes :) nice photos. The dogs makes a perfect contrast to the blueish.

CameraCruise said...

So glad you're all safe.
Great shots of the beautiful blue flowers and of course the dogs.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful Blue Bonnets and BB & Baron, they all started off with a "B".

BlueShell said...

Did I say I LOVE BLUE?
You see: BLUE Shell..LOL

Tracy said...

Glad to hear that you are okay...I wondered when I saw it on the news. The bluebonnets are gorgeous and so is Baron! :)

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

All those flowers! That is wonderful. What a sight. I wondered about the proximity to you were the storms. Figured you'd post a tornado photo if the photo op presented itself outside the sliding glass doors. Happy that you dodged that one.

Grant Blakeney said...

my thoughts are with those in Dallas.

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

So thankful all is OK! I am such a worry-wart!
Bluebonnets are just gorgeous!
xo, misha

Sandra said...

It is good to know you are all all right. The photos... one more amazing than the other!

Thank you for leaving a comment on every one of my posts. I appreciate it a lot:)

Rohrerbot said...

Wow! I could read here for a long time. What a great color splash to view during the day. I'd probably wrestle with the dogs in the field for fun. Excellent series of shots. And a beautiful flower for sure.

joo said...

Breathtaking view!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures. I would love to see those fields in person!

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

SO lovely!!!! Oh, I wish I could take a walk through your field!

Betty Manousos@ CUT and DRY said...

SO much beauty! what a beautiful field!

Denise said...

I am so glad you are okay. The news clips of those huge semi trucks being tossed around hundreds of feet in the air like matchsticks was horrifying. Please be safe, you and everyone else out there.

To end on a good note, these pictures are fabulous and so are your beautiful companions. Those Texas Bluebonnets, wow!

Millie said...

So glad to hear you are safe. The field looks so delicious! If only I could browse in there for a while.

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Such a pretty carpet of flowers. So glad to hear all is well after that storm. We had a houseful last night- everyone watching the storm and the weather channel. But not much to show for itself after all was said and done- which I am VERY thankful for!

Daffycat said...

So glad you & yours are safe!

pattisjarrett said...

That field of blue is gorgeous, nothing like that here to compare. Dogs are so silly! Gotta love a playful "pup," even when it no longer resembles a puppy. My heart goes out to those affected by those powerful storms.

Margie said...

Such a pretty effect they have on the field. It's nice when you have a little photo backlog isn't it?

Nancy Claeys said...

I immediately thought of you when I heard the news. So glad you all are okay.

I remember your posts from last year about these flowers. I would love to see them in person! :)

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

So happy to know you escaped the tornadoes, Theresa! The Bluebonnets are beautiful and so are your doggies playing in them! Heck, I could just plop down in the middle of all those myself!

Fireblossom said...

I love bluebonnets. Don't pick 'em! Rangers'll come and toss ya in jail! :-P

I am very glad to hear that you and the Runaround gang are all right.

Debbie said...

oh t...i had no idea, i never watch the news. so happy to hear that all is well!!

the fields are gorgeous, some spots look like pretty quilts!!

momto8 said...

prayers for everyone affected by the storms...thankfully you are safe.
the blue bonnets are just so beautiful!!

Saun said...

Very pretty :)

SweetMarie said...

So glad you are safe! These are some beautiful flowers on some beautiful land. Just breath-taking! That pic of your BB reminds me so much of my Rambo.:) Your dogs are BIG, black and beautiful!!!

wayside wanderer said...

Beautiful! Glad you guys are safe and sound.

A Quiet Corner said...

Refreshing to see the Blue Bonnets once again but knowing you're safe is the BEST!...:)JP

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

A field of flowers like that is gorgeous.

Nancy said...

I am so glad you are safe and sound...I am so sorry about all the damage in Texas...

The combination of Bluebonnets and BB and Baron is a beautiful site....Can't beat the combination of blue and black.....

Elaine said...

The bluebonnets are just gorgeous! Good to hear the tornadoes didn't affect you and amazing there was no loss of life. The photos of those big rigs flying through the air looked truly terrifying.

Elizabeth Grimes said...

These are gorgeous photos! Just like a dream. :)

polkadotpeticoat said...

Oh wow, they are so beautiful.....

Candy C. said...

I'm glad ya'll are okay, I was thinking about you last night when I saw the news.
Those fields of bluebonnets are to die for!! I could look at them all day! :)

Judy said...

A carpet of blue...I love it! I'm glad you're all right.

Magia da Inês said...

Passei para admirar suas fotos.
São incríveis e me encantam.
Boa Noite!
Beijinhos.
Brasil
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º°❤

MarieElizabeth said...

LOVE these flowers, I would wake up happy to fields like that.

RoeH said...

I remember Lady Bird Johnson talking about Texas Bluebonnets. They are just cute.

Mandy said...

Beautiful flowers! Love your photography!

Angela said...

Your bluebonnets are so beautiful! I have tried and tried to get my husband to plant our field with flowers but he won't do it! lol

I'm so glad that you are safe and your house wasn't hit! That was one scary looking storm.

Genie said...

These fields are heavenly. I can just imagine being one of the dogs rolling around in the flowers and grass. You really do have a lot of hay field area to plant and plow and bail. How you do it all still amazes me. Oh, about dinner. The 5th was little Eloise...we got a whole chicken and sides of brown beans...and the chicken was divine. On Wednesday nights you can get the same thing for half price. I do not know how they make any money, but they seemed to be quite busy. genie

rkbsnana said...

Oh, yeah! I didn't actually know what part of Texas you are in but glad you are okay. I'm afraid we're going to have a bad weather year.

rkbsnana said...

Oh, yeah! I didn't actually know what part of Texas you are in but glad you are okay. I'm afraid we're going to have a bad weather year.

Michaele said...

Really gorgeous photos! I don't think our bloom until much later. So glad to hear you were not part of that. I bet it got quite windy though?

Michelle said...

So glad to hear that all is well on the ranch. These bluebonnets are just gorgeous. Love seeing your companions enjoying them.

Gillian Olson said...

The bluebonnets are beautiful; they remind me of the wild lupins that flower here in about June (similar flower, same leaf). Glad you are OK, sorry to hear about the harm to others property.

Randy said...

Beautiful flower and I they look better with Baron in the shot.

Hilary said...

So lovely to see your babies romping around in that wonderful field of flowers. I'm glad you were spared the storm's wrath.

Lindy MacDuff said...

Thanks for posting the status update. Glad you all are safe. It was horrible seeing that on the news last night.

Loving the bluebonnets, and it looks like the dogs do, too.
;-)

de engineur said...

It's very interesting how the list of pics lead the eyes from a wide angle view of the landscape to a single, nicely captured purple flower on the last pic. And there's some nice 'distractions' in the form of Baron/friend in the middle.

Great captures!

GardenofDaisies said...

How beautiful the bluebonnets are!!!! And BB and Baron certainly do make for fun pictures! :-) Glad you guys are OK. My step-MIL is down that way and thankfully she is OK, but those tornadoes came tooooo close for comfort.

Linda R said...

I saw the storms on the news. It looked crazy.. The semi trucks were flying in the air. Pretty scary!

Your photos here look so beautiful.
Those blue flowers are so pretty!

Hugs~

Breathtaking said...

So glad you and your ranch are OK.
I hadn't realized the extent ofthe
damage in Texas until today.

I've only ever seen a field of Bluebells looking as pretty as those Bluebonnets.Beautiful pictures of Baron in that wonderful blue carpet of flowers.

Joop Zand said...

Nice field with lovely flowers, these colors are wonderful.

Greetings, Joop

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Whoosh, take my breath away! Theresa what a way to begin my early morning. Those fields of Blue Bonnets are so gorgeous, how delightful to be able to view such beauty. When I lived in Dallas for 18 months, I never got to witness this. The photos with Baron and friends are just stunning...picture postcard perfect~
Happy Easter season once again my friend~

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The fields are just to beautiful for words! I love Texas Bluebonnets. The ones with the dogs are even better/

stardust said...

My prayers and thoughts to the victims of the tornadoes. I’m glad to know you were just fine. I love the flowering meadow in blue colors and BB is so cute!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

I love this time of year when the fields are full of bluebonnets. I drove from Houston to Austin and it was gorgeous. The fields were full of families taking photos. Happy pics for sure.
You took some great shots.
Glad the storms went around you!

Furry Bottoms said...

BB and Baron are beautiful among those bluebonnets!

Nancy said...

What pretty photos. Love the bluebonnets, and especially those with the labs. Such handsome dogs.

Betty Roan said...

I'm so happy to hear you were spared those storms. They were terrible. I saw the video of the tractor trailers. Scary. I wondered if I would get to see some Texas Bluebonnets. There isn't anything more beautiful. I used to see people stopped along the interstate with their kids sitting in the middle of them while the parents snapped their pictures. I always wondered if they checked for snakes first.

James said...

Beautiful!!!

Marie said...

Oh, Teresa, I always loved the bluebonnets! They are so beautiful in the spring, with the Indian paintbrush too. And then in the summer we would occasionally see the Blue Bells, which are kind've rare. Texas is such a wonderful place for wildflowers! Love these shots!

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