|Wildflowers make springtime
special, and there's no place where Texas bluebonnets thrive more than in Ellis
County. This morning as I drove to a nearby town, I passed along roadsides carpeted
by close clusters of blue petals as our state flower made its spectacular debut.
No good Texan is without a family photo taken amidst bluebonnet fields, and during
spring, traffic slowdowns usually signal that a brilliant blue haze is just over
the horizon. Texas stretches across plateaus, rivers, bayous, beaches, hills and
valleys, but at least for me, none defines her beauty more than the bluebonnets
right here at home.
April 12, 2001
©2001 Jeanne Moseley