Thursday, April 1, 2010

Bluebonnet Drive

Last May, I ran an eight-day week of wildflowers on Hill Country Mysteries. 

I can count.  But at the end of seven days, I couldn't resist the eighth flower.  You can find those beauties by clicking here and scrolling down.

This year, in our Texas Hill Country and the prairies to the south and rolling hills heading north, the roadsides and fields are spangled with wildflowers; an exuberant celebration of rain after drought.  

I don't leave the garage without my camera...who knows what miracle will have bloomed since yesterday and might be gone tomorrow? 

And for the next however long, I'll occasionally put up roadside views for you to enjoy too.  Because we all deserve to celebrate life. 

Words and photos by Kathleen Scott,for her blog Hill Country Mysteries. Copyright 2009-2010.

13 comments :

Me said...

I am so grateful to you for sharing the beauty of your world with me. . . All these flowers are just beyond words gorgeous!

Ms. Moon said...

I'm so glad you're taking your camera everywhere.
I would hate to have missed these.

phd in yogurtry said...

Can't wait to see your pictures. I haven't been out of the city limits since wildflowers have sprung. wondering how they are looking this year. We had a couple hard freezes, so I'm thinking the bluebonnets will be out in full force. Or hoping. I have, however, taken walks in the fields behind my house and seen little bluebonnet patches here and there. Love it. Love it.

TexasDeb said...

For myself and on behalf of many others who may be similarly taking a forced indoors retreat due to tree pollen allergies - I thank you from the bottom of my Kleenex box!

Sarcastic Bastard said...

Lovely photos.

How's my buddy, Harry, doing?

Love you, Kathleen.

SB

Iris said...

Thanks for sharing these gorgeous photos! What perfect first day of April images.

Patchwork said...

Beautiful.

I've been so busy digging, I haven't taken time to take pictures. Thanks for sharing yours.

Noelle said...

The bluebonnets are so beautiful as are the Gaillardia. Thank you for treating us with such beautiful pictures :-)

deb said...

I like seeing what you see.
Thank you for a look at nature's bounty.

N2 said...

Hi Kathleen - Love these wild flower pictures, I am the same, i.e. can't resist stopping to car to take snaps.

Those "blue bonnets" look like our CA lupine. Do you know if they are the same flower by a different regional name? I'll post some pix of lupines I took the other day. Come over and take a look and let me know.
x0 N2

chinnb said...

Kathleen--
For a great display of wildflowers, drive north on 1102 to the TxI cement plant in Hunter. They have seeded the meadow and it is spectacular! (Take your camera!)
Clark
http://chinnb.blogspot.com

walk2write said...

You're right, Kathleen! Those bluebonnets look like they could cure just about anything, including hayfever. Just lovely!

LindaCTG said...

Great pictures & thanks for your help with our new project.

On bundles of hair, along with cats & a dog, we have two indoor bunnies. I put fur on top of the compost pile along with cut ornamental grasses, etc. and the birds have their own version of Home Depot!