Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Bluebonnets, bluebonnets with your coats of blue...

Texas's State Flower is called the Bluebonnet.  It only blooms for a month in the spring.
It is a wildflower, so sometimes if there is not enough rain they don't bloom.
See how each little flower looks like a bonnet?  The leaves look like a 5 point star.

Hurry...I'm getting itchy mom! 

Really?...I have to get a picture?  I could only get one!  So, he's not looking...Oh Well
 The one and only hill by where we live here in north Texas is covered with Bluebonnets this time of year.  We call the hill Mount Sachse.  It is also where we slide on our lanoleum for Texas sledding in the winter.  I try to take the kids picture every year in the bluebonnets.  When we lived in Alabama I missed seeing bluebonnets all along the highways in the spring.  Lady Bird Johnson had packets of bluebonnet seeds spread all along our highways in Texas.  So it is really pretty in some areas to see them.  I thought I'd share a truly Texas thing.  Isaiah 40:8 says, "The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever."  I am so thankful that God gives us His word to help us understand Him and our life's purpose better through His everlasting, living word." My sweet friend Anna who was attempting to regain her speech from suffering Leukemia, and a usually fatal fungal aspergillius in her nevous system by learning the basic ABC's.  While struggling with those basics, she could still quote long passages of previously memorized scripture. Such as Phililppians 4 "Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say, rejoice..."