Harbingers of Spring

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

When Texas Turns Blue…

I always said “Texas has but two seasons; green and brown.” It would appear that I overlooked one —BLUE!

Field of bluebonnets near Ennis, TX

Wildflower Season in Texas


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….DSCN0666


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!

I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright. ~Henry David Thoreau

Thanks to the Ennis Garden Club for the excellent trail markers!