I’m taking a “real time” break from recounting my recent trip through southern India. I’ll get back to cruising the backwaters of Kerala in my next post, but for now, it’s “BLUEBONNET TIME” in Texas!
Some might be wondering (in fact, even I am wondering!) why someone would come to a place named “Desert Hot Springs” when it is already hot. Who wants to soak in a hot springs when it’s ninety-six degrees hot?? My friend John got it halfway right in his comment on my last post. He writes, “Sounds like you’re looking for a place to park the rig for a while, while you take a walk on the wild side.” Only half was true. I was looking for a place to park the rig… Continue reading
Anyone who traveled to the Texas Hill Country to see the annual bluebonnet bloom this year was no doubt sorely disappointed. Oh, sure, there are a few rows of them lining the highways and entrances to the State Parks, but nothing like the endless fields of fragrant blue that we experienced last year. Continue reading
I always said “Texas has but two seasons; green and brown.” It would appear that I overlooked one —BLUE!
The delicate fragrance is glorious!The bluebonnets are early this year…very prolific. A local Ennis resident said she had only seen them this thick maybe three times in the last 23 years she had lived there. The field across from her front lawn looked like a solid blue carpet of flowers….
Somehow, I didn’t remember bluebonnets being so fragrant, but the aroma was wafting through the air so heavily that you could smell the perfume from the car with the windows rolled down. Standing in the field of flowers reminded me of Dorothy in the “Wizard of Oz” skipping through the poppy fields.
Bluebonnets tickle my fancy!