Leaving the City Behind


HoustonCome April, Houston folks leave snarled traffic, city crowds and tall buildings behind for a few hours and head to the country.  

bluebonnetsBelieve it or not, it doesn’t take much more than an hour to find those country roads that wind through wide open spaces.

bluebonnetsYou’ve heard of cows in the meadow?  Well, there are plenty of them, and these days they just might be resting in  fields where bluebonnets and Indian paints are profuse

flowers/poppyand bright red poppies lift their faces to the sun

flowers/cactusalongside cacti showing their colors.

animals/sheepHere and there sheep graze,

animals/pigs pigs play in the mud

cowboyand a friendly cowboy stops to chew the fat.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhen it’s time to sit a spell, it’s not hard to find a welcoming porch where you can breathe the air and leave thoughts of big city life behind.

Think I’ll fit right in with that sassy pink cowgirl hat?

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30 thoughts on “Leaving the City Behind

  1. Definitely!! It’s you! But I would have rather seen a picture of you playing in the mud with those piggies. The wild flowers were great this year, indeed.

  2. Great post. One of these days I hope to see the bluebonnets for myself. Our son will be moving to the Dallas area soon. Hopefully a visit will coincide with the bluebonnets blooming. Love y’all rocking on the porch.

  3. Sister Lulu …lookin’ fine in your pink chapeau de cowboy!!! The ‘cows in the blue bonnet field’ was a great photo. Miss you…the crocuses are out…and the tulips are out …it’s almost safe to return to Maine. XXOO

  4. Isn’t that just the most wonderful feeling? I’m sure a lot of people take advantage of that opportunity to just get away from it all!!! We are lucky enough to already live in a semi-rural area. Sure, it’s a suburb with lots of stuff to do, but 5 minutes one way it’s the shopping and restaurants, and 5 minutes the other way and you’re deep in cow patty country! I really like life in the middle!!!

    I had no idea cacti grew flowers like that! I don’t know what I thought…just never really saw one like that before!

    Style on with your pink hat, sister! Lookin’ good! Happy Easter!!!

  5. Dear LINDA! I say “DITTO” to all the comments written above! The wildflowers this year are truly outstanding. We have a weekend place in Washington County, and the roadside blooms make the drive up from Houston a delight. P.S. Re: your pink hat…..if my cousin sees it on you in Maine this summer, I bet she will want one just like it!

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