Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Along a Texas Highway in Springtime

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... 

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.
~Audra Foveo~


  1. Wonderful photos! I think I need a chauffeur next time.

  2. I need to get out for a drive, with hubby driving, which is the only way to go!

  3. ours are just beginning to pop here. but our front pasture is COVERED in the plants. it is going to be GLORIOUS! :)

    i like the cow field shot! lovely!

  4. Barbara, these are wonderful!
    I especially love the Indian Paintbrush. They are so beautiful!

    P.S. I want to pull up at the grocery store in that car! Can you imagine????

    1. I love the paintbrush, too, especially when mixed with the bluebonnets. And I'd love to pull up anywhere in that car! lol

  5. your blue bonnets are beautiful, such vibrant blues.

    1. They are popping up like crazy, and the blue is more vibrant than ever, it seems to me!

  6. You live in a lovely part of the world. Those bluebonnets are so cheery!

    1. I think so, too, although not as magical as where you live. I think the bluebonnets are rejoicing for all the rain we finally got lately!

  7. I finally getting a chance to catch up with my peeps! I've missed you and your posts and this is a great one to start with! Love your Texas Spring flowers! PS...and my hubby is the same way with driving!

    1. I can't wait to see more pics from your latest adventure!


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