Thursday, March 27, 2014

Flowers of Blue

The highway and train tracks outside of my neighborhood.


 On the way out of my neighborhood there is a large empty lot known as Bluebonnet Hill. It is called that by those of us who live around here because every spring it is covered in these beautiful blooms. 




Did you notice the unusual leaves?


 So far the hill is only covered in green but close to the highway in the drainage easement I spotted this small smattering of bluebonnets. 


9 comments:

  1. good for you! not one bloom here seen yet. really late this year.

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  2. Texas Lupine! Bluebonnets are so pretty! There is just something about that blue!

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  3. Those leaves show your brilliant bluebonnets to be members of the lupine family that we have of different varieties from the coast to the mountains in California. I love the leaves as much as the blooms!

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  4. Signs of spring! Love those bluebonnets. I recognized the leaf pattern as lupine too. We have a sweet pea (yellow) that blooms in spring on the prairie.

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  5. I bet it will look amazing when they are all blooming.Six of us ladies took a detour after church yesterday to look at a lovely field of wild daffodils (don't normally take camera to church, unfortunately)!
    Teresa x

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  6. What a colour!! I grew some in my garden for a couple of years. I was told they're finicky, but obviously when it likes the soil it's in, it grows very well!

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  7. Is this your state flower? For some reason I think of bluebonnets and Texas as synonymous.

    They are beautiful!

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  8. Beautiful blooms and leaves. My cousin in Texas loves the bluebonnets each year and photographs fields of them.

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