Tuesday, April 7, 2009

bluebonnets and lone stars...

Where have I been? Why...I've been touring one tiny corner of America's largest state. I may not have been there for long...or covered even a fraction of it's vast expanse...but there was no question about where I was.

We arrived at the perfect time to see the official flower of Texas blooming in all it's glory...

...the bluebonnet adorned roadsides, pastures and gardens. The Texas flag flies at every corner...

...and the lone star adorns everything from homes to vehicles.

We saw Texas longhorn...


...and cowboys young and old.

And did I mention oil wells?

We knew without a shadow of a doubt that we were in Texas!

From Texas we set sail...

...and spent one glorious week at a family reunion on a floating resort.

That's it for today...but you all come back (as they say in Texas) and I'll tell you all about it.

Have a great day!


  1. It looks like you had a lovely time..thanks for sharing the pics and look forward to seeing and "hearing" more about your time away.

  2. Oh look at those bluebonnets. I have a Texas friend whom I call "Bluebonnet."

    Wonderful to see Texas again...it's been so long since I was there in person.

  3. Looks like you had fun! I was in Texas many years ago, at this time of year, and remember the Bluebonnets - me stunned by the expanse of gorgeous colour.

  4. I've never been to Texas, it really does looks like a world unto itself. Love the bluebonnets and the cowboy hats!

  5. Again, I get to be an "armchair" traveller. Thanks for sharing - nice pictures. DAIRYMARY

  6. Fantastic little view into the Texas state. Jill will no doubt feel quite at home. .if she pops by. You only needed to go lay in thost bluebonnets to have your picture taken. .that would have been perfect.

  7. Great pics Judy but my fave are the bluebonnets..hmmm, what are those red flowers called? They are flowers right? lol

  8. A big part of my heart is in Texas since our daughter lives there. I am thrilled to see all of your pictures of Texas. I wish I could see the bluebonnets blooming. I live with a cowboy at heart, so I liked the cowboy picture that you shared. He claims that someday we will live in Colorado or Texas...but for now he has his boots and his hat.

  9. You had quite a tour there of one corner of Texas! Last year it was Jill showing us the famous bluebonnets; who dreamed that one year later it would be one of our Canadian blogger friends!

    Enjoy your cruise...it sounds just wonderful.

  10. Welcome home Judy.
    I've never been to Texas, but your pictures are exactly what I would imagine it to look like there.
    I am anxious to see pictures from your cruise.

  11. Each state is so unique and I love the flag
    The excitement of a cruise....
    I'm so looking forward to hear about your time.
    Have a wonderful day.

  12. Lovely to see you back. So glad you had a good holiday, and look forward to hearing more!

  13. Ahhh...it is good to have proof that once again Texas is awashed with the charming bluebonnets. Aren't they something? I wish everyone could see the bluebonnets in bloom at least once in their life time. I'm so glad YOU did!

  14. Hi Judy,
    Sounds like you had a wonderful time! I've always wanted to visit Texas. Any state with Beth Moore AND Tony Evans is a special place!

    Thanks for your visit and kind comments at my place today. I had to giggle about your "apron envy" comment! (I totally understand that by the way!)


  15. Wow! What a neat looking trip! I used to live in Texas back in the 60's. I've been back several times with my job. Your pictures look great. I can't wait to hear about your cruise.

  16. Ohhhh...the bluebonnets are so amazing! What a beautiful image!!

    Thanks for sharing,
    Debbykay at Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm

  17. Can't wait to hear more about the trip...so far you've got my attention Judy. I've never been to TX, but I've heard so many good things about it.. It's on my list to visit someday!

    Glad your all home safe and sound!

  18. Wonderful photos Judy! I wish I could ahve seen the bluebonnets when I visited Texas but we went to late in the season. I do have a lonestar flag magnet memento however :-)


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