What I love about road trips with Tom -
besides being with him, of course -
is that he insists on driving,
which means I'm free to snap photos through the window.
Such as this one of a Prowler we passed...
...and this crowd of Houston skyscrapers
(they remind me so much of the building blocks I used to play with!)
There's something majestic and inspiring about a shaft of sunlight breaking through a bank of storm clouds...
...or setting behind a field of grazing cows.
But closer to Austin, we hit the jackpot...
Bluebonnets, the Texas State Flower!
For these, Tom even pulled off the road so I could get close.
It was a windy evening, but I'm still pleased with the shots.
Indian Paintbrushes and other pretty wildflowers just add to the beauty, I think.
I've passed this market so many times.
One day I want to stop and really explore it.
I was in Bluebonnet Heaven!
Tom took the camera from me to snap some of his own,
but I'm not sure which ones are his,
so I'm claiming them all.
Especially the prettiest ones.
Happy first day of Spring!
If you've never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom.