These are my two favorite times of the year in Texas, in order:
Whenever the hot weather finally ends, and cool weather has moved in.
And right now, when all the bluebonnets are out.
The bluebonnet is our state flower, and it’s about this time every year that they show up in force; amazing, broad, blue brushstrokes across the Texas canvas.
And I love it.
They also look good with some Indian Paintbrush mixed in with ‘em…
And you can see them in the country and the city.
It’s common to see drivers pulled over on the shoulder of the freeway to get a picture of someone, usually kids, standing or sitting among some bluebonnets. (What you don’t see, are those kids getting treated later for bug bites.)
Anyway, they’re beautiful (the bluebonnets, not the kids), so treat yourself to their splendor if you’re in Texas in the next couple months or so.
They’re purty, y’all.