e_moon60 (e_moon60) wrote,

  • Mood:

First Bluebonnet

Spring in Texas begins when bluebonnets start blooming, so the exact date varies across the state.  This was almost our first bluebonnet--the first opened in the rain, when I didn't want to take the camera out--and was photographed two days ago.  We have more now, and will have a big wide field of them soon.  The plants are there, but not all the flowers are open.

This species of bluebonnet is Lupinus texensis, endemic to central Texas.  In a good year it produces fields of vivid deep sky blue and an enchanting fragrance.  Once we were sailing (in a Folboat with a sail kit) on Inks Lake at exactly the right time to have the wind across the lake blow the fragrance of bluebonnets on the other side across to us.  Such beauty.

I meant to post this simultaneously in my LJ and Nature's Beauty, but put it there instead, so this one has different text.
Tags: spring, wildflowers

  • Simple Food

    Part of the process of getting healthier after hitting The Wall is trying to eat better. Having been eating on the run and grab-and-go even with…

  • A few cooking bits...

    This is a scattershot sort of post, because we had a wonderful Houseguest for 10 days (she's been gone over a week now, but the 10 days were…

  • Birthday

    The only interesting thing (I think, not being a numerologist) about becoming my age is that it's a prime number. It sits right next to a very…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.