Texas In Bloom


Office View HoustonLiving in Houston, a fast paced, sprawling, big city, it’s easy to forget about other parts of Texas that really characterize what this state is all about.  

wildflowersThis time of year is especially good for doing a little exploring. It takes about an hour to get away from city sights and sounds and start noticing fields of bluebonnets, Indian paints and other wildflowers blooming along the road.  

bluebonnetsWe Texans can thank Lady Bird Johnson for thinking that Texas highways would be a lot prettier seeded with wildflowers.  How right she was!

wildflowersLovely though the highways are, it’s not until you get on the back roads that it’s possible to stop and enjoy the magic.

wildflowersSeeing a fluttery butterfly feeding

wildflowersor a tiny bug using a petal as a bed are such simple pleasures.

wildflowersThere is surprise to find startling colors peeking among thorny cacti

wildflowersor here and there a solitary bloom reaching for the sun.

wildflowersMy favorite field of blooms? Right here, wild and untamed.

Taking time away from the city opens my eyes to a new sights that bring smiles.  Won’t you come with me again to do a little more exploring?

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24 thoughts on “Texas In Bloom

  1. This is definitely my kind of exploring. The landscape is so beautiful in the Spring. Glad you could get away from the city to explore. Have a great week.

  2. Hi Linda, so nice to receive the gift of your picture blog this morning, as I stare out onto the last remaining piles of dirty snow. By the time you get here we also will be a-bloom. I dragged in some forsythia branches to force, and that has been my Maine spring joy for now. Thank you. Judi Valentine

  3. Pingback: Traveling the Back Roads of Texas | Lulu's Musings

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