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Bluebonnets ~ State Flower of Texas
Ennis Bluebonnet Trails

Snapping around 356 pictures on this gorgeous April 4th, 2017 sunny clear day, it was hard to resist moments stomping around within the fields filled with the famous Bluebonnets of Texas! The fields are alive with blue and purple hues during late March and most of April each year. While daily changes occur from pastures to meadows the coverage can be sprinkled, widespread or utterly populated so far as your eyes can see. It’s a photographer’s and painters haven!

Proof why we love bluebonnets:
There are songs and poems written about these appetizing wildflowers, Indian lore called the flower a gift from the Great Spirit, there are popular festivals and fair events celebrating the blossom, families and couples spend hours finding the right roadside spot to create memoirs through their cameras, pet lovers sprawl inches away from their furry critters to take their photos, gift shops and boutiques adorn their outlet with garments and souvenirs for us to lavish and show off and finally, of course, it just makes for a beautiful scenic drive no matter where you are in Texas!

And thanks to Lady Bird Johnson, these lush and ornate blossoms are abundant along the highways and byways of Texas!

Oh and one more thing..
Did you know bluebonets are part of the pea family? But beware, they can be quite toxic to humans.

Original photo by me!

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