Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Friends and flowers


Time once again for Wordless Wednesday, one of my favorite events hosted by Dixie at French Lique, Texas. If you haven't been to French Lique, pay a visit at http://frenchlique.blogspot.com/ You'll be glad you did. The word for this week is friends.







Now make sure you go visit Dixie to see all the other posts for this week!



Wednesday is here again, which means it's Outdoor Wednesday, graciously hosted by Susan at A Southern Daydreamer. It's so much fun to share our outdoor scenes, whether they be in our yards, our favorite vacation spot or any other outdoor space. Be sure to visit Susan at http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/ to see everyone's outdoor photos for the week.

Do you know what this is? If you are from Texas you do! This is the absolute, positive, undeniable proof that Spring is here! This is my first bluebonnet sighting of the year. I was so excited to see this, and I didn't even have to risk life and limb on the highway access road to get this picture - these were springing up in a lawn 2 blocks from my house.


Bluebonnets grow in profusion along the highways and backroads alike, all over Texas. We have Lady Bird Johnson to thank for spurring interest in highway beautification, and the fruits of her labor can be seen all over our state. This year is probably not going to be a banner year due to our ongoing drought, but these hardy flowers usually find a way to bloom somewhere!

Hope you enjoyed a true sign of spring here in Texas. Now jump on over to Susan's to see what everyone else is sharing.

49 comments:

Dixie said...

Oh I hope we get Bluebonnets in the San Antonio area this year... we haven't had ANY rain, so chances are slim...

Love your friend photos,... The band friends are adorable!

hugs. Dixie

marty39 said...

Oh Kat I so enjoyed all of your pictures, the sheer joy on your face of you hugging Cait at her graduation is priceless. All of the others are wonderful also. The Bluebonnets are just gorgeous, and when they cover the sides of the road they are just breathtaking. Hugs, Marty

Candy said...

Love the Bluebonnets and all the cute friends...furry and otherwise.
Happy Day, Candy

My Crafty Little Page said...

Bluebonnets! I hadn't seen any yet. Maybe with the promised rain we'll get a few more this year. Loved your friends pictures, too. Especially the furry little friend is so cute! I'll send you the flyer and when I get it done directions. It's about 6 miles from 35 on 306. I'm so excited that you all are coming and I get to meet you! :)Nancy

Susan said...

Happy Outdoor Wednesday Kathy! Love the bluebonnets! Thanks for sharing your photos.

Susan

ellen b. said...

I love bluebonnets! So pretty. Happy OW to you!!

Robin said...

I love your family photos! So full of love!

Around here, the daylilies let us know that Spring is right around the corner. They are popping up EVERYWHERE! The poor little things were covered with snow last week...LOL!

{{{{{HUGS}}}}}

Robin :o)

KBeau said...

Love seeing the bluebonnets. Wish we could grow them here in Alabama.

Deb said...

Great friend photos, thank you for stopping by. I love the bluebonnets our haven't come up yet, soon though, I'm a Texas gal too!

Deb :)

xinex said...

Love your "friends" pics, Kathy! They make me smile. The blue bonnets are beautiful and I do believe spring is here too...Christine

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Enjoyed looking at all your pictures and just loved the Blue Bonnets.
Molly

Lisa Shatzer said...

ooooh, love the bluebonnets!!

prof en retraite said...

Love the friend pics! And the bluebonnets are so pretty...they're wildflowers? hugs...Debbie

Martha said...

Whenever I see bluebonnets I think of Texas and when I think of Texas I think of bluebonnets. They are so pretty.

thestonerabbit said...

Love the band of friends and the wonderful Blue Bonnets (I've never seen a photo of them! Lady Bird certainly left her mark!) Happy WW! Dana

kbbryant said...

I would love to see fields of these special flowers for real! I've seen such wonderful pictures of them.

Kathy b

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Bluebonnets are very pretty.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I have never seen blue bonnets in real life. How sad is that? I've been to Texas many times, just not when the blue bonnets are in bloom. Some day, I want to see them.

Thanks for the pics...

Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Melissa Wertz said...

The bluebonnets are beautiful! Thanks for posting.

Linda C said...

Love the friends and the bluebonnets--we still winter here so I love seeing the flowers!!:)

Linda C

Melissa Miller said...

Wonderful photos Kathy!

She looks like she is really kind to animals. :)

Jill said...

Happy WW! I love the pictures. They all tell stories of a happy moment!

Light and Voices said...

What reminds me of Texas? Blooming Bluebonnets. Nice post.
Happy Outdoor Wednesday.
Joyce

Tealady said...

What beautiful bluebonnets! I've never seen one in real life. However, when I visit Texas I see them everywhere -- on clothes, paintings, dishes, souvenirs, calendars, you name it. Looks like I need to plan a springtime visit.

All the best, Lana @ Showers of Blessings

The White Bench said...

Love that blue!! My fav color!
Monica.

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

Like the photo of friendship with the kitty :-)

That blue bonnets looks so cute. And they are just found beside the roads?

Isn't it nice to know that nature can be quite a gardener himself? (hah! I'm referring to it as if its a person :-)

I wish we have those. It's probably a not so much fuss kind of flower. perfect for a beginner like me :-)

debbie said...

Sweet post.....I love the one with the kitty for sure
I loved the bluebonnets...I would love to have bluebonnets in my flower bed down here in oklahoma..........
Blessings
debbie

Honeycombmama said...

Great pictures of good friends:) Thanks for sharing
Gina Jo

Dawnie said...

beautiful pictures of smiling friends!

those little blue flowers are a joy to see..I wish I could scoop them up and place them on my table. you would not believe but we are back into the cold, near zero temps and more than 50 miles per hour winds. It just takes so long for spring to come to Wisconsin.

sunnymama said...

Such pretty little flowers, what a lovely colour!

PAT said...

The Bluebonnets are beautiful!!

Leah said...

Great friend pics! :)

Chandy said...

I think I'll get me some blue bonnets. I haven't seen much up here where we are in the North part of Texas, but I'm sure they are gorgeous wherever they are. Great photos on your post today! Have a great Wednesday! Thanks for sharing with all of us. ;-)

Shirley said...

I love bluebonnets. Very nice photos.

ann said...

We always get bluebonnets here in the Dallas area.The hiway dept's throw the seeds out for indian paintbrush and blue bonnets.in April it is just lovely to drive anywhere.
I love your pics.I saw you daughter and immmediately recognized her...Ann

Maryrose said...

I've never seen blue bonnets up close and personal. How fun to have them grow on the side of the road. In California we have the poppies, but blue is my favorite. Have a great Wednesday, Maryrose

♥ Kathy said...

As a fellow Texan I have to agree..the bluebonnets are beautiful! I love seeing them all over!!

Helen said...

Enjoyed your post today! Of course, great minds, etc..loving your background!

Bo said...

Hi Kathy... It is Bluebonnet time in Texas or quickly approaching... we do have Lady Bird to thank for our highway beauties...What fun friends you have! ;-) Bo

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hello Kat,
My daughter lives in Texas, and I became familiar with bluebonnets while visiting with her, i just adore them!!
Thanks for sharing and for the reminder that spring is not to far away for us who live a little further north!!
Thank you for coming by and for you sweet comments,
Blessings,
Sue

Janie's World said...

Wild Bluebonnets, God's gift for all to enjoy!!!

Kathy said...

All wonderful friend pics!
Kathy

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

your pictures bring smile to me.. have a nice day!

. said...

These flowers are very nice.

Alfazema

Lori said...

I love both of your post! Those friendship pictures are great.

Love bluebonnets...

Katherinellen said...

Kat,
Love the bluebonnet flowers....They are gorgeous...love to see flowers along the highway...just a beautiful view to see. Love your Wordless photos... Great pics. Thanks for sharing...Great posts...Happy OW..kathy

Elena said...

Great pictures! The worship band was a great one:) Thanks for sharing with us!

Blondie's Journal said...

This is the second time today I have seen something new thanks to Outdoor Wednesday (the other was a white squirrel!). How pretty! And yes, I do remember hearing about Lady Bird's inspiration to make Texas' landscape more beautiful. Bless her heart!

Thanks Kat!

xoxo
Jane

rosabeer said...

I don't now how we called Bluebonnets in Dutch but I do like the color.
beautiful photos.