March 23, 2009

TEXAS WILDFLOWERS


QUOTE OF THE DAY:

"We are alone, absolutely alone on this chance planet: and, amid all the forms of life that surround us, no one, save for the DOG, has made an alliance with man. --- Maurice Maeterlinck


Hi dear friends,


Mommy and me are home after a very fast trip to the country to celebrate my Aunt Mary's birthday with her, Roxie, Sammy and Andy & Aunt Becky and her dachsie's Maggie and Jake. We only stayed one night but we packed a lot fun stuff in. There just isn't enough time when you are having a wonderful time. But this post isn't about our trip. Mommy couldn't find her camera and we knew Aunt Mary would take lots of pictures so we have to wait until she sends some to us. This post is gonna be about TEXAS WILDFLOWERS!!


Us Texans are very proud of our state flower, the blue bonnet, but we have lots more just as glorious. Mommy has told the story before about the Highway Patrol thinking she was picking blue bonnets when angel Samantha was little and was gonna arrest her until they saw Samantha's tail waving above the bluebonnets. Well it brought back such memories, seeing all the breathtaking flowers on the way to the country, that the Mommy cried. So since she didn't have the camera she went to the Internet to pick some pictures of what we saw. Fields and fields of wildflowers, flowers covering the mediums, flowers covering inclines, flowers everywhere, miles & miles on end.


















There where lots of little birds flying around and singing and it was the nicest trip we have ever had driving to the country. Looking at all the beauty around us made the time fly .... but Mommy did get carried away and kinda was speeding and it's a miracle when didn't get a bunch of tickets.





So just for those of you who are not fortunate enough to be from Texans and have never seen Texas wildflowers here are just a few.











A BLUEBONNET








A INDIAN PAINT BRUSH




BUTTERCUPS



OENOTHERA


A PURPLE WINE CUP


POPPIES



A RED WINE CUP




So there you have seen what we saw Saturday and Sunday. We don't get wild flowers around Houston as much as the Texas Hill Country so that's why it's so exciting driving that way every March and April. Mommy laughed because there were so many cars pulled off the side of the road taking pictures sitting in the bluebonnets all along Highway 6 and a lot of the cars were from out of state. There was old folks, young folks, lots of children and their dogs playing in the bluebonnets and I even think I saw a long red tail just above the bluebonnets waving to Mommy.
Love, kisses and {{{huggies}}} to all.......Mona












17 comments:

Abby said...

Hi, Mona & Mommy...

What a great post...Me & my Mom love spring flowers, too...

Those Texax Wildflowers are soooo beautiful...Can you really get in trouble for picking them??

Our spring flowers haven't got here yet, but we keep looking for them...

My Mom wants to send you a picture of our Lilacs when they wake up & my patch of lawn that gets covered with little white & yellow daisies in early spring...

Abby xxxooo

The OP Pack said...

After the rain we had all night, that is a wonderful way to start our day. All of the wild flowers are beautiful. And that bird, so colorful. But next time we need to see some Mona pics too:-)

Woos, the OP Pack

Rottie_mom said...

All the pics are beautiful. I love flowers, wished I was better at keeping plants alive. Thank god Im much better at keeping pets alive lol.

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Mango said...

WOW! We don't get so many bright colors here ever! That bird matched the flowers. So handsome.

Slobbers,
Mango

Nibbles Treats said...

We're glad you had a great trip and the flowers ARE ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!

Tinkerbell, Oscar and Tucker

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

WOW!

BeaWOOOOtiful!

Tank woo fur sharing!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Lady Kaos said...

Beautiful flowers!!!!
Kaos

Maggie and Mitch said...

What BEAUTIFUL flowers, Mona! Your Blue Bonnets are just gorgeous! Thank you for sharing all of these pictures!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Simba and Jazzi said...

Those are beautiful flowers.

Simba and Jazzi xxx

Frankie said...

BEAUTIFUL flowers! We lived in Texas for a year and loved the wild flowers. Here in Arizona, we don't have any and miss it!

Joe Stains said...

We don't get ANYTHING like that here in the desert in Arizona!! I am so jealous, I'd love to see them in person!

Huskee and Hershey said...

We have never seen any of those wildflowers before and they are all so pretty... our mom loves the Blue Bonnets!!
Isn't it lovely that spring is here and there'd be wildflowers all over?

Rambo said...

Mona,
you always have the pertiest posts!
Thanks for sharing the pictures.
love,
Rambo

Mack said...

We LOVE bluebonnets (and anything Texas-ish) around here!

We haven't got ONE drop of rain. Mom keeps saying she wishes it would rain during the week and get it over with so we could have pretty weather for the Paws in the Park!

See ya then!

Raising Addie said...

Oh we have been waiting for the bluebonnets to come!

We can't wait to get the girls picture with them.

We really wanted to see Mona in the bluebonnets. Maybe next time.

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie and Lucie

Amber-Mae said...

What pretty flowers!!!

Belly jiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Matilda said...

Hi Mona and Mommy!
What beautiful pictures!!
I am looking forward to seeing spring flowers. They are still under the snow here...
Matilda