Saturday, April 17, 2010

Bluebonnets at Hummingbird Farms

It's a beautiful spring here in the Texas Hill Country. This patch of bluebonnets was quite a surprise for us. They popped up just adjacent to our barn. We've had them every year, but never like this. So of course now I'm inspired to plant a WHOLE bunch of seeds for next year! Well, let me re-phrase that. I'm inspired to get Jack to plant a whole bunch of seeds for next year....

Throughout the Hill Country there are cars parked on the sides of the roads taking snapshots, and more specifically, taking pictures of their kids and pets in the wildflowers.
Lisa sent the picture below to me. Not sure where it came from, or I'd give them credit. The only thing I know is that it was taken in Texas.

Texas and rattlesnakes - it happens. Even in the bluebonnets....

17 comments:

Laura said...

oh not liking the rattler, but the blue bonnets are so pretty.

Sir Nottaguy-Imadad said...

Great pics of the flowers. You can keep the rattlers down there. Thankyouverymuch.

Theresa said...

And your final picture would be the reason that I would be enjoying the view from the car if I ever make it to Texas when the blue bonnets are in bloom.

There's an old Mac Davis song that describes me well. "I Don't Like Spiders and Snakes"

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You know you're in Texas! EEEE! Love the beautiful bluebonnets! One of my favorite photos of myself is taken in a field of flowers. ♥

Deb said...

those rattle snakes can definately ruin a photo op....love the bluebonnets...we've had rain all weekend...

Connie said...

Your place is beautiful. Love the color! I don't like snakes though! Yikes....

Connie

Laura said...

That rattlesnake gave me the willies.
Your bluebonnets are amazing.
Enjoy!

Laura

Vickie said...

Yep, we have 'em, don't we - Bluebonnets AND rattlers. That's fine, tho, cuz Texas is still the best place to live!!! But I sure don't like seein' those things! The rattlers I mean!!! ;o)

LivingTheLife said...

Eeeee Gads...rattlers give me the "willies"...I can't imagine being out for a day of blue bonnet hunting...only to come upon that! YIKES! That gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "watch your step"!!

Love the blue bonnets, however. I've learned the state flower in California is the California Poppy...they are beautiful and an orangey yellow color...more orange than yellow. I have them growing in our flower beds...thanks to the former owner who had a green thumb...and they spread like crazy...so I`m sure I will be sharing some with my neighbors.

Thanks for my blue bonnet fix...I miss this time of year in TX.


Blessings...
T

Loida of the 2L3B's said...

OMG! I'm afraid of snakes..
As much as I love the flowers especially that spring also finally comes here in Mississauga, I'd better be careful now when shooting photos behind the bushes..

Kat said...

Hi sweet friend!

Sorry I've been MIA lately. My time on the computer has been limited. Our daughter's wedding is less than 2 weeks away. Yikes! Hopefully things will get back to "normal" again soon.

Gorgeous photos! Except the last one. Yikes! I don't like snakes...at all. Did you see my post recently with the huge snake in my yard. OMG!

Hugs!
Kat

Justine said...

Okay, so I'm a bit late in getting here, but I was on a blog break. But then again, I don't think you've been near my blog in quite some time. Ah, ya bitch! Ya bitch in the da blue bonnets!!!

They're gorgeous btw.

I even kinda like the one with the diamondback.

Justine :o )

Stacey Smith said...

Hi Debi. While the bluebonnets were lovely this year --- how's the lavender coming? I know ya'll would like to see some more sunshine!

Sunflower Farm and Petit Creek Lavender said...

Ahh I so don't want to walk through the Blue Bonnets now. I hate snakes so much..... Love your blog

Theresa said...

Love the new header pic! Your long horn babies are so cute! Now all we need is an update on the lavender.

Flowering Pear said...

GOOD ITS VERY Nice

ITALY FEVER said...

Our Hanna girl (Yellow Labrador) just got her rattlesnake booster this week. I grew up aroudn such snakes and they still creep me out!