Saturday, April 3, 2010

Lupinus Texensis


In other words...........the Texas Bluebonnet! This is the State Flower of Texas and it grows wild from about the middle of March until May. This is a close-up photo of one but you can see literally thousands of this wonderful flower along the roadsides in Texas. Acres upon acres of nothing but solid bluebonnets - and of course, other wild flowers as well....in such wondrous colors of pink, yellow, purple, etc. Some say the bluebonnet got it's name from the pioneer women whose bonnets were shaped like the petals of this flower.


I hope everyone has great Easter tomorrow and just a fantastic weekend...........


Thanks for stopping by..........


Lynn

8 comments:

Crafty Creations said...

Beautiful picture!!! I can just imagine how gorgeous the fields of these blue bonnets looks!! Happy Easter to you!!!
Maria

Karen Howard said...

Happy Easter, Lynn! Thank you for sharing the lovely photo. It puts a smile on my face and got me in the mood for spring. Our trees and shrubs are just starting to bud now.

Shelly Schmidt said...

How pretty this is! Thanks for sharing this picture! I hope you have a wonderful Easter!!!

Lynn McAuley said...

Have a blessed Easter, Lynn! Thanks for sharing these gorgeous bluebonnets. We don't have many around here, YET!!

Tammy said...

Beautiful. I don't think they survive in Pennsylvania. Too cold. But, one can wish. Have a wonderful Easter

lcamacho said...

Hello Lynn,I had a fun easter with family.And I hope you did too.Family can be fun sometimes...LOL.And This flower looks so beautiful.Love how you did the close up.Very pretty.

Lesley said...

Gorgeous flower - it looks very similar to a Lupin that grows in England but comes in various colours. The Lupin is an 'old English' flower and I bet it origionated from the USA back in history. I didn't know it was the state flower for Texas. You learn so much more that crafting on blogs. Hope you had a good Easter weekend best wishes Lesley x

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Very pretty flower. And whole fields of them must be amazing.