Since we were on Alma's property, we could do just that.....pick bouquets. I should mention that it's against the law to pick the Texas State Flower...the Bluebonnet...from someone's property without their consent...Tresspassing. Also, it can be dangerous as the Diamondback Rattle Snake likes Bluebonnets, too.
There is such a Variety of Texas Wildflowers that they are grouped in ColorWays of Red, White/Green, Blue/Purple, Orange, Yellow, and Pink and are listed on the Wildflower Index website.
During the Spring Wildflower Bloom, Texans look forward to drives along the Wildflower Trails throughout the state. Some years are better than others....depending on the amount of rain during the winter and early spring.
You may remember The Armadillo Sisters Irene and Bea's Bluebonnet story...Bluebonnet Lore...where their Mother was a spokesperson in favor of the Bluebonnet becoming the State Flower of Texas. As the Texas State Flower, the Bluebonnet is a popular subject for painters, craftsman and of course quilters.
Josephine has both 'Appliqued Bluebonnets'...shown in UFO Retreat...and 'Pieced Bluebonnet's like the block shown here, in her Texas Our Texas Quilt. Bluebonnet Fabrics are extremely popular with Texas Quilters and several of the major Quilt Shop Fabric Suppliers come out with a line of Texas Bluebonnet and Texas Prints yearly.
Oh, here come the BeeGals with their arms full of Wildflowers.
I'd better gather some vases and whip up a mixture of marigold oil, vinegar and water...they will be covered in ants...
the Wildflowers, hopefully not the BeeGals.
See Ya Saturday for the Letter X.