By the end of last summer, 85% of Texas was in an “Exceptional” Drought and 96% was in “Extreme” Drought. Thankfully we had a very wet February and March, so those numbers have dropped to 36% and 17%! (You can view the last updated Texas drought monitor here.)
The bonus of having such a wet winter and spring is a beautiful display of Bluebonnets. (Our state flower) We can thank Lady Bird Johnson and her “Beautification” project for such a glorious display along our Texas highways. (You can read a lovely tribute article about Lady Bird Johnson in the Washington Post here.)
Now, back to the original point of this post, Bluebonnet pictures!
I have already printed these top two pictures for a three-photo-collage frame I have, but I can’t decide on which one I should print for the third picture. Does anyone have any opinions? (Unfortunately, we could not get a family shot because my hubby is covered with poison ivy.)
This bluebonnet patch is at my son’s elementary school:
And this one is at the church where my daughter goes to school, I love how this patch has some purple flowers mixed in. The reason you are not supposed to pick bluebonnets is because they will re-seed and come back every spring.
Just for fun I put together an animated gif of the best of the worst out-takes. I deleted the worst as soon as I uploaded them, but I wont do that next time, because a montage of terrible pictures turns out to be pretty funny. (not so funny when you are trying to take thee pictures though!) I had to reduce the quality of the pics because the file was huge!
I will be linking up to some of the linky parties listed here.