Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Texas Tradition

Girls in BluebonnetsWell, it's that time of year again. Here in the Austin, Texas area it is what's known as Bluebonnet season. The sight of these spire type blooms mark the start of the Texas wildflower season. Winter 2009 was perfect for Bluebonnets with rain and some freezes to crack their outer shells and they are blooming everywhere. On the side of roads, by mailboxes, near fences, and even in cow pastures. For those who don't know the Bluebonnet is the Texas state flower. It is a member of the Lupin family. Other states have Lupins but not usually in this color or quantity. The bluebonnet is deep blue almost purple spire with a white tip and sweetly scented. It is a Texas tradition to take photos in the Bluebonnets no matter your age. So if you are driving along and see people milling about on the side of a freeway or crouching down on a hillside they are probably out taking photos. Pull on over and get out your point and shoot camera, your cell phone or call us and we'll take care of it for you. Just enjoy them while they are out.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I Love, The Bluebonnet's .
I've tried to introduce then to Virginia, but they die off.

I've even placed them in a outside planter thinking that would protectt,them from the harch winter days here. Again, they die off. So, the only way I get to see the Beautiful Blue Bonnet's are by photo's Everafter Images take each year.
Thank You, for taking such lovely picture's

Fairfax, Virginia