Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Springtime in Texas





I was very excited to get my answer to "what symbolizes spring to you?" printed in the April issue of CK magazine. I wrote about the Texas wildflowers. I was lucky enough to accidentally find a place with a parking lot to get these bluebonnet pictures yesterday. Most of the flowers I usually see are on the side of the freeway and it would be crazy to stop.

Here in North Texas, spring is always glorious. We have Texas wildflowers blanketing the fields and the medians and shoulders of our highways. You'll find bluebonnets, Indian paintbrushes, buttercups and Black-eyed Susans. You'll find bluebells and foxglove and Texas thistle. It is a veritable feast of vivid blues and reds and yellows and purples. Families stop and take photographs of their children in the fields.

Yesterday's winners were #9 Luvenkmz, #3 Marti, and #5 Corey. Email me at dettaowens@texasearch.com with your address. Please come back tomorrow. You can comment on any post no matter how far back. It does not have to be the one for today.

14 comments:

Laura said...

Good morning Detta. The photos you took of the flowers are beautiful. I love wildflowers. Have a great day!

mel said...

we do have some BEAUTIFUL wild flowers here in texas it take your breath away!TFS

So Many Scraps said...

What beautiful flowers and what beautiful photographs of them! I love any flowers but my absolute favorite is lilacs!

Holly said...

These photos are gorgeous! Very nice. Love spring time!

Ida said...

WOW! I am just a few hours north and they have not burst forth yet. I anticipate after this weekend, the will all be out in all their glory! I am one of those crazies that take pictures of the kids! However, I have found a back country road with a pond in the background that is much safer than the highway!
Great Pictures! I can hardly wait to go wade through the bluebonnets!

Erica Hettwer said...

Glad to hear that I'm not the only one who wants to pull over on the side of the freeway and take pictures of the flowers there! :)

Kimmie said...

Beautiful pics...if you would like to send some spring my way, please do!

Corey said...

wow, thanks Detta! and I love your wildflowers! A friend in Austin takes her kids for shots in them every year!

Cheryl Wray said...

Oh, this post just makes me SO HAPPY!!!! As a native Texan, I love me some Texas wildflowers. The photos are just BEAUTIFUL!! Thank you!!!

Marfa said...

It was great to read through that issue and KNOW so many ladies...thanks for posting photos to go along with...we had one daffodil bloom open in our yard...more buds. I can't wait for more flowers....but it's still chilly up here.

Whippet said...

Those flowers are beautiful. Makes me homesick! Thanks for sharing them:-)

Kathy T in SW IN said...

Your photos are beautiful. Not much color here in Indiana, just lots of rain!

Kay said...

When my hubby and I drove truck over the road I actually stopped on the side of the hwy to get some pics! I know I'm nuts but they were just so amazing! Thanks for sharing your photos!

Liz Ness said...

Beautiful photos -- love floral photos so much! Also, sorry I missed your blog party. Looks like you had a lot going on (and some awesome pages to share, too)!