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I'm a Science Teacher, Nature Photographer,Husband, and Father, and Grandfather who loves to explore the natural world by traveling, photographing and thinking. 

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Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring has Sprung! (Finally!)

Yesterday we took my daughter back to college after her spring break and spent almost 8 hours on I-35 between Dallas and Austin, Texas. We were sitting  in the car at 4:22 pm local time when the moment of the Vernal Equinox passed. While the scenery along the interstate was less than inspiring, we did pass by a patch of our beloved state flower, the Texas Bluebonnet which reminded me that there is indeed a lot to look forward to here in Texas come springtime. The expectation for this year's crop of wild bluebonnets is not good as we had a relatively dry autumn, a ridiculously cold winter, and a drought stricken last two months.

In hope that there are good bluebonnet images to be had this spring I am posting these from last year in the hopes that those of you not fortunate enough to bein Texas during the early spring can enjoy a bit of Texas in far away lands!

Bluebonnet Hill

Bluebonnet Sky

BeebonnetAllen, Texas
Beebonnet
Click in any of the images to view it in the original gallery.


This is a post to the MY WORLD Meme
Pretend you did not read my words above and this qualifies for WORDLESS WEDNESDAY ;-)
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29 comments:

  1. Nice job. I think it's okay to have a rough year once in a while so we appreciate the bumper crop ones more. But yes, we could use some rain!

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  2. good thing you have a reminder from last year how beautiful this time can be.

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  3. Finally got it sorted now: Bluebonnets are Lupins.
    Our bluebonnets are columbines. Just goes to show, if it weren't for Linnaeus we'd be in a real pickle :-)

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  4. Oh my .... these are superb! Hope you see lots of them this year!!

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  5. What a beautiful series! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Gorgeous world!
    Thank you for sharing.
    Enjoy springtime.

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  7. Beautiful, just beautiful and such a lovely blue. I learnt something new today - the name of your state flower. Thanks for sharing this.

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  8. A stunning peek at springtime beauty! Your photographs are especially lovely. Thank you for brightening my day with your gorgeous Bluebonnet images.

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  9. Very beautiful - there's nothing like that here in Colorado. It's been a very dry winter here on the front range.

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  10. They're beautiful! And a gorgeous color!

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  11. What a wonderful look of all that blue!

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  12. visiting from My World Tuesday...

    following you...hope you'll follow me back

    here's my entry
    http://kc2009.blogspot.com/2011/03/escapar-una-isla-hermosa.html

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  13. What a beautiful flower. I love that you have a State flower.

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  14. vive le printemps et toutes ces couleurs

    Publicity ;o) Every Friday (and the Weekend), The Challenge "Walk In The Street Photography"

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  15. Awesome -- blue flowers are my favorite and what signs of spring. Wow.

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  16. How cool!! I love how small flowers can create such a blanket of color when so many are together. :)

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  17. Wild flowers rule! Thanks for this glimpse of spring, Texas-style.

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  18. OH wow these are beautiful photos. Makes me want to lay down and look up into the clouds in a field of flowers!

    My Post:
    http://www.shibleysmiles.com/2011/03/when-your-tired-your-tired-wordless-wendesday.html

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  19. Blue Bonnets always seemed a mythological flower to me, even with parents from Texas, but to see your photos shows me they are real, and they are gorgeous!

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  20. I have a love for blue flowers & wild flowers are the best. Beautiful photos.

    Blue plays a role in my photo this week.

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  21. Beautiful flowers, I really like the top photo with the flowers just taking off into the sky. We just don't have that kind of open space in Ireland at all

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  22. thanks for sharing this, i love it, very beautiful pictures :-)

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  23. I was on 45 from Houston to Dallas that day and saw a few small patches. Made me long for the blooms, but we are off to Oregon before they will be out in force. Thanks for fulfilling my bluebonnet lust for this year:)

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  24. very nice. The bkues are amazing

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  25. Oh my god,If I ever get a chance,I'll travel all the way to see it with my own eyes!

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