Sheltering in place hasn’t been awful, but after so many days it’s hard not to feel a little restless. So, what’s a girl to do to change up the routine?
After a few minutes thought, it dawned on me that this is a lovely time of year in Texas so I got in the car and headed toward the country which is only about a 90 minute drive from Houston. I was not disappointed as alongside every road bluebonnets and Indian paints were abundant. I can’t give Lady Bird Johnson enough credit for her role in making Texas highways beautiful.
In so many places, people took advantage of the beauty and used it as background for photographs.
When there was no one to lend a helping hand, a selfie had to do.
Humans weren’t the only subject captured in the flowers. I stopped and watched for some minutes as this pup was being coaxed into posing. He was definitely more interested in treats than in being photographed!
Along country roads are a number of ranches, and I noticed that cattle stayed away from the bluebonnets in favor of grassy areas. Do you think they were preserving the beauty or don’t like the taste of wild flowers?
This time of year many roads lead to Round Top, a small town usually the scene in early April of one of the country’s largest antique shows.
Rather than crowds of folks and lines of cars leading to various venues, all will remain quiet until the fall show.
In the charming town square, few people were out and about.
The only sign of life was the pie shop offering what people were around a latte or a scoop of ice cream.
As much as I am saddened by how everything is impacted by what is going on right now, it is good to see that folks are adhering to the guidelines that, hopefully, will keep them safe. As for me, I’m grateful for time out for a most enjoyable outing that reminded me that there is beauty in every day.