Beautiful, beautiful Texas!

It’s springtime, and here in Texas, that means the bluebonnets are in bloom!  I’m proud to bear the name of the Texas state flower, and also wear my trademark blue sunbonnet, which helps shade my eyes on these sunny spring days.

I guess it was all those rainy days, however, that helped us have such a bountiful, bluebonnet spring.  Everywhere MBC and I go, we are finding lots of bluebonnet flowers……as well as quite a few Indian paintbrush and other beautiful wild flowers.

As we travel down the Texas roads, enjoying the lovely spring colors, MBC is likely to break into a song, one she remembers from her childhood:

Beautiful, beautiful Texas, where the beautiful bluebonnets grow,

We’re proud of our forefathers, who fought at the Alamo.

You may live on the plains or the mountains, or down where the sea breezes blow,

But you’re still in beautiful Texas, the most beautiful land that I know.

This song was written by Wilbert Lee “Pappy” O’Daniel, who served as both governor of Texas and a U.S. Senator.

Here’s a link to the song, sung like no one else can sing it……Willie Nelson!


May all your days be filled with bluebonnets!

Bluebonnet Armadillo