Living in Houston, a fast paced, sprawling, big city, it’s easy to forget about other parts of Texas that really characterize what this state is all about.
This time of year is especially good for doing a little exploring. It takes about an hour to get away from city sights and sounds and start noticing fields of bluebonnets, Indian paints and other wildflowers blooming along the road.
We Texans can thank Lady Bird Johnson for thinking that Texas highways would be a lot prettier seeded with wildflowers. How right she was!
Lovely though the highways are, it’s not until you get on the back roads that it’s possible to stop and enjoy the magic.
Seeing a fluttery butterfly feeding
or a tiny bug using a petal as a bed are such simple pleasures.
There is surprise to find startling colors peeking among thorny cacti
or here and there a solitary bloom reaching for the sun.
My favorite field of blooms? Right here, wild and untamed.
Taking time away from the city opens my eyes to a new sights that bring smiles. Won’t you come with me again to do a little more exploring?
i so appreciate your visit and the comments you leave behind
Treasure Box Tuesday
You’re Gonna Love it Tuesday