Here in Texas, the bluebonnets are in full bloom and it’s time for my annual tradition.
Throughout most of the year, north Texas is a bland, colorless place. However, at the moment the medians and easements are ablaze with bluebonnets. Bluebonnets are the state flower of Texas and every spare inch of government-owned green-space is seeded heavily with them every year. For a few glorious weeks in early spring, nearly the entire state is blushing a beautiful blue.
So now that it is spring and the bluebonnets are abloom, it is time for my annual tradition. My tradition is to promise myself for weeks that I am going to stop and take some pictures of the beautiful bluebonnets, but then to let bluebonnet season go by without a single picture of them. I have lived in Dallas for 30-ish years and I don’t have a single bluebonnet picture to my name.
So here’s one I appropriated off of the internet. The tradition continues.