Thursday, April 10, 2014

Texas in Bloom

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A white fence... the perfect back-drop for a field of Bluebonnets, which is the official state flower of TEXAS! (now in bloom)

Linking to Good Fences
Someone wanted to know if the Texas Bluebonnet is in the Lupine family. Indeed it is. It is called A LupinusTexenis. The second photo here is of Lupinus Sericeus. A flower also in the Lupine family, that grows in the area I live in the summer...South central Colorado.

17 comments:

  1. Hello Janey:

    What an incredible sight. And how wonderful to have the blue of the flower matched by that of the sky. We imagine these to be Lupinus texensis growing completely wild.

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    1. They are a wildflower Jane and Lance, but areas are seeded by individuals and the Texas Highway Department. It's quite a show!

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  2. Wonderful.
    That white fence really breaks the sky from the flowers. And such beautiful flowers.

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  3. Going to look for some bluebonnets this week end. Hope to find some.

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  4. Looks like the best of both worlds.

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  5. really beautiful, janey!

    (fyi, your link didn't work today so i fixed it from my side.)

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    1. Looks like I still need some tutoring! Thanks!

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  6. Those bluebonnets are gorgeous!

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  7. Love how the blue of the sky and the flowers match and then it is divided by the white fence

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  8. Love Texas bluebonnets. Miss them. They look great with the white fence for a backdrop.

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  9. A beautiful sight the blue field and with the two of you the picture is perfect!

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  10. Your title is so nice and the fence complements the blue colors of the lovely flowers.

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  11. I love those gorgeous blues! Your blog header is amazing! Greetings from WA state, visiting from 'Good Fences'. - Karen

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  12. Yes the white fence does make the colorful blue flowers stand out, they are so pretty.

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  13. The flowers are pretty but I am having trouble taking my eyes off of your header....sigh.

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