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!"