Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Beautiful fields of Bluebonnets could be hiding a Big Bite!

Bluebonnets are the state flower of Texas.  They grow about a foot tall and they say the flower got it's name because the shape of the petals look like bonnets worn by pioneer women to shade them from the harsh Texas sun. These flowers grow in the wild and the season is usually from March to late May. Former First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson is who we can thank for the blankets of this beautiful flower. 
In the Lone Star State, highways and small two lane bread and butter bi-ways are lined with these beautiful flowers. The highways and fields seem to go on forever. It's nothing to see cars parked along a busy highway with children, dogs, and even brides, posing amongst the bluebonnets. But just a word of caution!
You may not be alone in this landscape of beauty. It is very common to have diamond back rattlesnakes hiding in the grass. So, PLEASE, take a few moments to check the area before you pose loved ones and furry faces in these fields of color. You might end up with a Texas sized bite, "where the sun don't shine!"


Grace said...

Beautiful flowers! I love your picture! Hope all is well. Grace xoox

Diane said...

Lovin the bluebonnets!

Charlene said...

Doesn't it amaze you that people don't think of this? I can't tell you how many folks have tales of Fire Ant mounds/bites from the flower photo frenzy!!! Thanks for the reminder sweet friend! Pretty soon we'll be headed into Bluebonnet country for RT! Are we there yet? HUGS!

C'est moi Claudette said...

That sure squashed that pretty picture, lol. Are you feeling better? Hope you are and ready for your round top event.

Linda Carole Bloom said...

I love the photo of the bull in the bluebonnets! Remember that book Ferdinand??

Attic Rat said...

It was nice seeing you again at Warrenton. I wish that I had more time to hang around and chat.

We didn't see any rattlesnakes, but there was a big cow pie next to our cargo trailer LOL!


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