Thursday, April 09, 2009


It is the Texas thing to do to get your little one's picture taken among the Bluebonnets.
This lovely flower is the Texas state flower and is actually against the law to pick them. I guess that if you pick them or mow them, they will not regrow the following year. A few of our neighbors will not mow their lawn until after the Bonnets have run their course.

There are frequent posts on email lists and such, asking where the best patch of Blue bonnets can be found. Here is a great article about why the Texan's love them some Bluebonnets. Taken from the article: Perhaps historian Jack Maguire explains it best. He once wrote: "The bluebonnet is to Texas what the shamrock is to Ireland, the cherry blossom to Japan, the lily to France, the rose to England and the tulip to Holland."

1 comment:

iMother2.0 said...

Such sweet shots! We still need to find a good patch...there wasn't enough rain late last year or yearly this year, so the big fat fields of bluebonnets are scarce :(

oh, it's actually not against the law to pick bluebonnets...unless you're on State property where you can't pick anything.

There are LOTS of Texans who still think you're not supposed to ... it's more of a Texas pride thang than the law :)