The Bluebonnets of Texas

The bluebonnets have been so beautiful this year here in south Texas! We had a really cold winter (for Texas!) and that always helps them to bloom better. Bluebonnets are from the lupine family and are usually called simply “blue lupines”. They are Texas’ state flower and if you could see the beautiful blue carpets of them you would understand why! Here are some pictures of them I want to share with you. I didn’t take them, but they give you a good idea of what our roadsides have looked like these past few weeks!

                

Someone has rightly noted that, “The bluebonnet is to Texas what the shamrock is to Ireland, the cherry blossom to Japan, the lily to France, the rose to England and the tulip to Holland.” I think I would agree.

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