Friday, March 11, 2011
When I lived in Chicago, the first robin was the sign that spring was coming. In south Florida, spring wasn't much different than winter. I always dreaded late spring, because the weather would soon turn from glorious to hot and steamy. In Texas, it is the bluebonnets that herald in spring. In a good year, the beautiful blue-violet flowers blanket the sides of the roadway. The local shops that cater to tourists are filled with photos and paintings of bluebonnets, so it is easy to take them for granted. But all it takes to remember their beauty is one perfect bluebonnet and one moment to enjoy it. Last week, the first lone bluebonnet emerged from our new wildflower garden. I guess that means spring is officially here.
What is your "bluebonnet"?