Wildflowers And The Colors Of Spring
Texas is blessed with the most amazing Spring colors. Everywhere I turn, carpets of vibrant wildflowers covers every vacant fields and highways.
Just a few days ago, my son and I flew a kite on a field covered with Pink Evening Primrose.
After flying the kite, my son picked some flowers. A few he threw into the air while the rest he gave to his mom.
In Search For The Texan Bluebonnets
We went to the Hill Country last weekend to celebrate my 42nd birthday. On the way to Austin, we came across a dreamy field of Bluebonnets at Chappell Hill. For several weeks now, I’d been checking the Bluebonnet Sightings website for the most beautiful blooms around Texas and thanks to one of its visitors, we were able to get a piece of magic of this unforgettable Texan wildflower.
We were so happy. It was our first Bluebonnet experience. My wife kept saying, “Picture, picture,” which meant it was time to make our Kodak moments.
My son helped capture some of the images. He was really excited to learn how to use the timer and zoom lens. We ran back and forth, repeating several shots until we got it right. It was a lot of fun.
My son and I walked to the farthest part of the field where the bluebonnets were at their thickest. My wife gladly declined. It was a bit of a walk which me and my 7-year old didn’t mind pursuing. It was part of our little adventure.
My co-explorer kept looking for the golden magic egg underneath the bluebonnet blooms. After several searches, he told me, “Dad, there’s none.” I replied, “Yes, there is. It’s just an imaginary golden egg.” He looked at me, laughed and said, “What? It’s not real?” Laughing with him, I explained, “It’s real if you imagine it to be real.” He then turned around and walked towards his mom.
On the way to the car, a perfect sunset was glowing across the sky. It seemed to say, “The most priceless of all treasures are already safely kept in your heart. Cherish them always.” Couldn’t agree more.
We returned to Houston Sunday afternoon. Whether it was fate, coincidence or pure luck, we saw a rare combination of wildflowers along I-10 East just after exiting the city of Luling. It was postcard perfect. Me and my wife kept saying, “Wow!”
As I start the car, I looked at my rear view mirror and saw once more the beautiful sunset. I silently whispered, “Yes, I will always cherish them in my heart.”
You might be wondering what happened to the rest of my weekend trip. Well, it will be my birthday treat to all of you. What you just saw is just a preview of what’s to come.
Thank you for sharing your day with me. I hope the Texan wildflowers brought the most exciting and joyful colors to your day. Thank you for the inspiring birthday wishes you shared with me. I will treasure them always. God bless you all!
How do you celebrate colors in your life? How did it inspire you today? Whatever it is, I hope you’ll treasure them always. They are part of your wonderful memories.
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