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

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Monday, April 4, 2011

Wandering along the Bluebonnet Trail

Bluebonnet Carpet



Bluebonnet Pond

One of a Kind

Don't Fence Me In

Springtime Palette
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Enjoy more floral fun at TODAY'S FLOWERS
This was a small slice of MY WORLD
This weekend I had the great pleasure of visiting the town of Ennis, Texas. Enis is the home of the Ennis Bluebonnet Festival and the Bluebonnet Trail. This celebration of the blooming of the State Flower of Texas lasts for the entire month of April and they have been lucky to have a great crop of flowers on hand to start off the month. According to all predictions, the drought we've seen here in north and central Texas was supposed to really put a downer on this year's crop of bluebonnets, but if this weekend is any indication, the season looks to be pretty healthy! On this first weekend of the festival, the crowds were small and the roads that make up the "trail" were well marked. I strongly recommend visiting the website for the festival and getting an up to date map with current conditions and specific areas with the best blooms as these will change throughout the month.  Enjoy my sampling of this weekend's Texas Color. I may well return there nest weekend!

15 comments:

Mom of M&Ms said...

Awesome shots.. Breathtaking.. We are going for the first time next weekend. Thanks for the heads up

Elijah Goodwin said...

Great shots! Wish I could get out of school...

barbara l. hale said...

Such fantastic photos! That must be a sight to see!!

texwisgirl said...

we're not too far from Ennis, and our front pasture is bursting with bluebonnets this year. :)

Rambling Woods said...

Wow...beautiful and there is still a bit of snow here in western NY...Michelle

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

They're all great shots, but One of a Kind is an absolute stunner!

Julie G. said...

Absolutely breathtaking! I could look at these magnificent images all day long. Perfection!

Al said...

That first shot is an incredible carpet of color!

ladyfi said...

What a magical sight! Your photos are beautiful.

Kerri said...

Absolutely FANTASTIC!

Amila Kanchana said...

Wow what beautiful sights! I'm happy to hear the earlier predictions might be wrong.

Barbara/myth maker said...

Thank you for bringing the beauty my way. Awesome shots.

Geraldine said...

Wow, a feast for the senses, I'm so glad I stopped in, my first time at Today's Flowers!

Arija said...

Oh, how unbelievably beautiful! I don't know how you could tear yourself away.

Susan's domain said...

Wow, beautiful, wish I could visit, thank you so much for sharing:)