4/03/2012

Those Texas Wildflowers

Texas is known for her wildflowers. Especially the Texas Bluebonnet. According to my daughter, there are six species of Bluebonnets and they are all considered the state flower. If this is incorrect, please don’t bash me. I’m just the messenger.

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This time last year there was a lack of flowers. Lack of rain=lack of flowers. I was slightly disappointed that I didn’t get to experience the blossoming beauty of them during my first Texas spring.

This year, however, is a whole different story.

Last week the kiddos and I took a drive on the Willow City Loop, which is a 13 mile private road that is lined with fields of wildflowers. It was a gorgeous day and my daughter acted as my photographer. We took along our Texas Wildflower Field Guide and some sketch pads. Laina was also in charge of identifying and marking the flowers in our book and Blake kept busy drawing them. We prefer this guide because it lists the plants by color and has a handy checklist in the back.

Our first stop was Harry’s on the Loop for a soda, but Harry wasn’t in. So we ate our picnic lunch outside on the tables. It’s an interesting place. I’ve yet to be inside, but the parking area is covered in bottle caps.

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Blake started sketching. I love this picture of him.

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Then we headed down the loop.

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The views were amazing.

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Yep, that is a skull.

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There’s them Bluebonnets.

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Nice and green.

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We even came across a little creek.

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This is someone’s driveway. Pretty, isn’t it?

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Just a request.

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As we came around a curve, this guy was just sitting in the middle of the flowers, posting for everyone that came by. He had quite a crowd of onlookers.

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We came home a way I had not been before. It brought us right by Enchanted Rock. I was absolutely awestruck at this sight when I came upon it.

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A bouquet just for you.

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10 comments:

  1. Shannon, so glad you are getting to experience spring this year! Hope it will not be as hot and dry as it was last year. Lovely pictures! Thanks so much for stopping by, Laura

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  2. Great pictures. Just watch the news. Hope you and your family are ok, Will be saying a pray for you.

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    1. Hi Michelle~

      Thank you~we are far from the tornadoes, but I know there was quite a bit of damage done.

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  3. hi Shannon ... Willow City Loop is so beautiful. Have not been there in a long time, but so many interesting sights. So glad that you and the kids got to make the trip. What a day of enjoyment. Thanks for sharing some really fantastic pictures.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z.

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  4. Looks like a beautiful day for an outing.
    Anne

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  5. Hi Shannon, I have always wanted to head to Texas and see the blubonnets in bloom. What a gorgeous sight! I loved the pic of your son sketching also. The kids with the blues in the background is awfully sweet. Hubby and I are headed to AZ tomorrow to spend Easter with our youngest daughter and her husband. Haven't seen them since Oct. and miss them terribly! We are doing a road trip. Hope to see some beautiful blooms along the way. Have a wonderful Easter!
    Hugs,
    Jann
    p.s. I have a new linky party, Share Your Cup Thursday. I would love for you to share sometime!

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  6. What a beautiful way to spend the day.

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