Saturday, April 17, 2010

A Blue Bonnet Day

There are empty lots on each side of our house and the spring rains have really encouraged the weeds to grow in them.  Yesterday I noticed a little color in one of them.  Investigating I found this little beauty.

Blue Bonnets are the State Flower of Texas. 

Lady Bird Johnson was responsible for persuading Texas to reseed wildflowers along the highways every year. 
They say "Every spring the wildflowers return as a legacy to the First Lady."

I went to the grocery store later in the day and a nearby field was exploding with the blooms.

It's like they just appeared over night. 

The empty lot next door will soon be mowed (I HOPE!) and eventually cleared to put up a new house.


If you look real close.

I think Lady Bird would be proud.

Have a beautiful day!


  1. I remember years ago ( when we lived in Dallas) driving back and forth back to Arkansas and seeing the fields of wildflowers that were a part of Lady Bird's program!
    Always loved that!

  2. So pretty! When we rode the train to San Antonio last year the bluebonnets were in bloom all along the tracks. So gorgeous! Glad you saved some! :)

  3. So pretty...and what a photographer you are! That last pic was perfect!!!