For those of you not exposed to the great state of Texas... this post is for you. Every Spring the most wonderful thing happens in the most wonderful State in the Union. (yeah, I said it, I was brainwashed and branded at birth, it happens.) The bluebonnets bloom. And I don't mean, "Oh, look at Old Mrs. Crenshaw's bluebonnets, aren't they beautiful?" Or, "Hey, let's go down to Home Depot and pick up some bluebonnets to plant." No, these things are wild and beautiful and cover vast fields as far as the eye can see.
I remember walking home from Elementary school with my sisters when I was in First Grade and I saw this pretty flower on the side of the road that I just had to pick up. My sisters went ape sh$%# on me. They swore that the police were coming after me for picking the state flower and I was going to jail. I swear, I'm still scared to touch one of those things today. But every year thousands of Texans trapes through the fields or stop on the side of the road, usually a highway, to stick their little cherubs in the bluebonnets to take pictures. Exhibit A:
I have only gotten to do this once with my children, no matter how hard I plan for it, it just never happens. But it is a sight to see and I absolutely recommend it to EVERYONE to go see the bluebonnets just once. They are in bloom right now and it always makes me homesick. So in honor of Texas Day at my house, I am looking at pictures, cooking beans and cornbread and plan to lay my thickest accent on anyone who comes near. So y'all have a nice day and bless your heart!
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