Day 25

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.

11 thoughts on “Day 25

  1. What a wonderful drive to take and escape the moment. Your photos bring back so many memories of growing up in Texas. Indeed, Ladybird Johnson did so much to make the state so beautiful this time of the year.

  2. Yes, at least we can go for a drive! The flower fields beautiful, and the floral PIE sign is adorable!

  3. You never have to wander far to find beauty. You were most successful! I enjoyed the drive and the stops along the way!

  4. Thanks for the lovely Spring tour!

  5. I’ve always wanted to see bluebonnets and the antiques show in Round Top. And you shared both! I may have to put Texas back on the travel list!!

    1. There is lots to see in Texas!

      1. You’re so right! We’ve seen some but definitely not enough.

  6. Thank you for the beautiful road trip. Glad you could take these great photos. Gasoline prices are so low right now we’ll need to go out and about and view the world through our car windows.

  7. Marcia Fennell Gardner April 6, 2020 — 4:53 pm

    What an wonderful outing! Yes, Texas bluebonnets and other wildflowers are gorgeous right now,  when we need to be uplifted. Another of God’s gifts during these difficult days. 🙏 Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

  8. What a great idea you had. The photos are all lovely, but the dog is my favourite. 😅

  9. All of your photos are beautiful, but the woman taking the selfie is gorgeous. I would love to have a painting similar to thatscene hanging in my country home. 🙂

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