Thursday, April 09, 2009

Bluebonnets and Maggie arrive in Texas

My sweet-and-funny friend Maggie Winfield was in Texas this week, visiting a friend in Austin. We decided to meet for a day in Round Top, halfway between Austin and Houston, just for the chance to visit. We were in the Copper Shade Tree Gallery when this picture was taken.

Maggie is as adorable as ever, you would never guess she has had TWO heart attacks in the last few weeks (she drove ... alone ... from Denver!) You should have seen the rest of her outfit ... black walking shorts with matching black-and-white striped knee socks ... soooo cute! (Now if only I could learn to keep my eyes open for the camera!)

"Welcome to Washington County" ... the embankments along Hwy.290 between Round Top and Houston were just covered with our State Flower, bluebonnets. The day was overcast, but I was able to get a few good shots.

During bluebonnet season, you often see individuals and families pulling their cars off the highway to venture a little way into the bluebonnet carpet to take pictures ... just like I did, on my way home.

I don't know why this old oak tree is still standing, outside the tiny town of Warrenton. I've always wanted to stop and take a picture of it, but never did until yesterday. Then I spent some time this morning Photoshopping out the junkier bits of background. I think the tree must have been struck by lightening at some point in the past, because there is no sign of life anywhere on this old guy.


  1. Your Bluebonnet shots are gorgeous. Makes me want to make a bluebonnet quilt!

  2. You're both cute as a button (as my MIL would say)nitar

  3. Oops, when I typed the WORD VERIFICATION for my comment the first time it ended up in the message. Drat these machines that do exactly what you tell them.


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