From the Ranch

From the Ranch

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Why Do They Call Them Blue Bonnets

Every Spring Texas has blue bonnets!  They are our State flower, and thanks to the work of Lady Bird Johnson, they grow everywhere.  Some Springs have more rain than others, and in those years,  the Blue Bonnets are even more spectacular growing along the road sides.  This is one of those years!


There are banks of them on the side of every road, highway,
 and in every other corner and place in the State!

 


There is a reason they call them Blue Bonnets.
The individual flowers look like a little blue bonnet, 
such as settlers wore when Texas was first colonized.


I have always loved them, and taking photos of them!