Bluebonnets aplenty!

14 04 2011

Texas Bluebonnets (Lupinus texensis), photographed at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas. (Now if I could just get that jingle, “everything’s better with blue bonnet on it,” outta my head) Did you know that the flower gets its name from the shape of the petals? They resemble bonnets worn by pioneer women to shield them from the harsh sun. Even though I spent more than 20 years living in Texas, this year was the first time I had seen these lovely flowers up close and en masse!

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14 04 2011
pobept

Grinning, remember a large display of ‘wild’ flowers in your yard is a damn-old-weed in a farmers field or a ranchers pasture!

With that said they do make a spectacular display when in full bloom.

19 04 2011
Steve

What a breathtakingly beautiful picture. That ought to be against the law, lol.

20 04 2011
cindydyer

Thank you for the comment, Steve. I went to your blog and see that you have relocated. Hope you’re doing well in your new habitat!

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