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Sunday, April 04, 2010

once in a very red bonnet



As I wrote
here,
a very blue moon
shone down on New Year's Eve.

I believed it was
an omen of
good things to come.

Perhaps more rare than a blue moon, this red Bluebonnet growing on my street, might be one such good thing.

It's such a beautiful time of year, spring.

And when you come upon a field of Bluebonnets, you do believe there's nothing prettier in nature.



Below is Nanci Griffith singing a duet with Darius Rucker (of Hootie and the Blowfish) about a Bluebonnet Spring:



22 comments:

hokgardner said...

I love bluebonnet time in Austin. This weekend I took pictures of a patch of them while sitting in my car at a red light. Some day this week, I'm going to torture the kids by making them actually sit in the flowers so that I can take more pictures.

Jenn@ You know... that blog? said...

I don't think I've ever seen one in the wild - certainly not in my neck of the woods.

Look at you, waxing poetic! Methinks you're in a mellow spring loving mood! A feel-good post if ever there was one.

Have a super day :)

Tammy said...

I don't think I've ever seen a bluebonnet before, it's really pretty. Happy Spring!

phd in yogurtry said...

hokgardner -- bluebonnets just inspire. they truly do.

jenn -- bluebonnets do that to a girl!

tammy -- happy to share the bonnets!

sherry said...

Doesn't get much better than bluebonnets & Nanci Griffith.

snugglebug said...

gorgeous. I love both the red and the blue.

Professor J said...

I love me some Nanci Griffith. And I've never seen a red bonnet before! I've seen them pink/lavendar, but never red! I love spring in Texas. Love it.

Judy said...

Everything is blooming like crazy in Ohio. Do we have these flowers? Probably. Beautiful picture. My allergies start acting up just looking at it.

Susan said...

No bluebonnets in CA - pretty. And I like the new bloggy look!

Vodka Mom said...

I adore spring, and ALL it brings...

Aunt Snow said...

I love bluebonnets!! A red sport - thats funny!

Our California lupines are in bloom right now - not as true a blue, but still pretty.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Beautiful blog makeover!

Mary said...

That new banner is as pretty as the blue bonnets!

Mrs. G. said...

I've never seen a bluebonnet. It looks somewhat like our snapdragons but prettier.

Mental P Mama said...

Beautiful...love Nanci. And I LOVE the new header!

Kathleen Scott said...

Wow, a red one!

I'm loving this bluebonnet season. I didn't know until this year that a field of bluebonnets smells like heaven.

It's always fun to see flowers.

Kelli Anne Busey said...

Texas, god I love it. Drive down a two lane highway somewhere between El Paso and Eagle Pass, maybe high lonely, and you may be graced with seeing a meadow rolling in the breeze with blue bonnet.

Wendi said...

Gorgeous. I love the red one!

JCK said...

Red bonnet amidst the scattered blue...an omen indeed. Or a glimpse of a saucy maiden. :)

apathy lounge said...

Saw Nancy Griffith in concert a long while ago. She was lovely.

Rachel Cotterill said...

I love springtime! We had such brigth sunshine today, it was really lovely :)

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

Beautiful! Wow.

Thank you for sharing this.

I hope all is well and that you have a great weekend.