Leaving the City Behind

HoustonCome April, Houston folks leave snarled traffic, city crowds and tall buildings behind for a few hours and head to the country.  

bluebonnetsBelieve it or not, it doesn’t take much more than an hour to find those country roads that wind through wide open spaces.

bluebonnetsYou’ve heard of cows in the meadow?  Well, there are plenty of them, and these days they just might be resting in  fields where bluebonnets and Indian paints are profuse

flowers/poppyand bright red poppies lift their faces to the sun

flowers/cactusalongside cacti showing their colors.

animals/sheepHere and there sheep graze,

animals/pigs pigs play in the mud

cowboyand a friendly cowboy stops to chew the fat.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhen it’s time to sit a spell, it’s not hard to find a welcoming porch where you can breathe the air and leave thoughts of big city life behind.

Think I’ll fit right in with that sassy pink cowgirl hat?

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30 thoughts on “Leaving the City Behind

  1. Dear LINDA! I say “DITTO” to all the comments written above! The wildflowers this year are truly outstanding. We have a weekend place in Washington County, and the roadside blooms make the drive up from Houston a delight. P.S. Re: your pink hat…..if my cousin sees it on you in Maine this summer, I bet she will want one just like it!

  2. Love the bluebonnets. I’ve often wanted to go to Texas in early spring to see the wildflowers, with a bit of birdwatching thrown in.

  3. Isn’t that just the most wonderful feeling? I’m sure a lot of people take advantage of that opportunity to just get away from it all!!! We are lucky enough to already live in a semi-rural area. Sure, it’s a suburb with lots of stuff to do, but 5 minutes one way it’s the shopping and restaurants, and 5 minutes the other way and you’re deep in cow patty country! I really like life in the middle!!!

    I had no idea cacti grew flowers like that! I don’t know what I thought…just never really saw one like that before!

    Style on with your pink hat, sister! Lookin’ good! Happy Easter!!!

  4. Sister Lulu …lookin’ fine in your pink chapeau de cowboy!!! The ‘cows in the blue bonnet field’ was a great photo. Miss you…the crocuses are out…and the tulips are out …it’s almost safe to return to Maine. XXOO

  5. How much fun to take a drive and sit a spell! gorgeous photos!

  6. Absolutely beautiful photographs, Linda! I miss the spring and those bluebonnets.

  7. Great pictures… Cute in the hat, but you still look like a city girl… You both look so relaxed and seem to be enjoying the beautiful scenery…

    1. Dang, and here I thought the hat would make me a country girl! (:

  8. Ah…my favorite time of year in Texas! Absolutely love wildflower season and all it has to offer! 🙂

  9. Beautiful post and stunning photos. I’m sure you’ll love it, looks do peaceful and full if character. 🙂

  10. Great post. One of these days I hope to see the bluebonnets for myself. Our son will be moving to the Dallas area soon. Hopefully a visit will coincide with the bluebonnets blooming. Love y’all rocking on the porch.

  11. You and Phil look very contented sitting on the porch. This is a beautiful time of the year to take a ride into the Texas countryside.

  12. Really cool set of pictures….not how I had imagined Texas to be …nice surprise.

    1. Thank you. This time of year you can’t beat the landscape around these parts.

  13. What fun, Linda! Love the hat.

    1. Thank you. Think it will work in Maine?

  14. That’s a worthwhile trip out for sure! Love the country scenes!

  15. Beautiful time of the year in Texas! This is the best year for Bluebonnets 🙂

    1. Think it might be due to the weird winter?

  16. Love the colors of Texas. And soon, Maine !!!!!

    1. In Maine we’ll be seeing the cousins to bluebonnets, lupines, in full bloom.

  17. What fun! The Bluebonnets are lovely this year………..but not as lovely as the lass in the pink hat!

    1. Aw shucks, you’re very kind.

  18. What a beautiful sunny post. The pics are stunning. All of them! Thank youi!

  19. really beautiful bluebonnets this year!

    1. I know you’re enjoying them. Do you have a field full?

  20. Great photos, Linda! Love you and Phil just sitting back for a spell.

    1. Thank you. We sit back real well!

  21. Definitely!! It’s you! But I would have rather seen a picture of you playing in the mud with those piggies. The wild flowers were great this year, indeed.

    1. That is not the site you’re going to see!

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