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55 - Bluebonnet Season

Harbinger of springtime
in the Central Texas hills.
For a few weeks each year
they turn the green fields blue.

Buffalo clover
Wolf flower

Forecast like the weather,
they inspire photo-ops,
and long weekend drives.

Loved by Indians and padres alike,
and now a tourist favorite,
it wouldn't be Texas without
Lupinus texensis.

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izzy said...

Love the names of your flowers and your photo! indeed picnics before everything dries and heats up too much! thanks.

April 5, 2013 at 6:41 AM
Yvonne Osborne said...

Beautiful! It's like the way the flowers turn the desert into a postcard for a mere two weeks each spring. Spring is a joyous time. I have my first robin outside my window!!

April 5, 2013 at 7:41 AM
Anonymous said...

They are quite lovely!

April 5, 2013 at 10:10 AM
G-Man said...

I LOVE it when the Latin name is used. And everythings better, with Bluebonnet on it!
I also love the word Harbinger.
Loved your Springtime 55
Thanks for playing, you are always so creative, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

April 5, 2013 at 10:11 AM
Alice Audrey said...

In all my years in Texas, I only got to see them once. Apparently El Paso is too dry for them.

April 5, 2013 at 11:31 AM
Maude Lynn said...

I love bluebonnets!

April 5, 2013 at 9:02 PM
Linc said...

Pretty and seasonal, loved it!

April 10, 2013 at 9:59 PM

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