Meet Blue. Blue belongs to my daughter, Kelsey, and she belongs to him, and they live in Austin where the bluebonnets are in full bloom. It’s a great relationship except for the fact that she broke her ankle and he’s a puppy with tons of energy and they live in an upstairs apartment and she’s in law school and I’m sure you can understand why I might be in Austin for a few days. While there’s never a good time to have a broken ankle, it worked out well for me considering the bluebonnets.
So Blue and I go for walks in the bluebonnets.
U.S. News and World Report named Austin, Texas the #2 place to live just ahead of #3 Fayetteville, Arkansas (where I live). I’m pretty sure the bluebonnets pushed Austin ahead of Northwest Arkansas. Bluebonnets and Tex-Mex food, no doubt. And, of course, all of South Congress.
The Texas Hill Country is bee-u-tee-ful, especially before the temperatures soar into summer.
Like really, really beautiful.
The enormous Live Oaks are filled with ball moss. According to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, ball moss isn’t parasitic like some types of moss, but it can do damage because it shades new growth. Regardless, I think it gives the trees a uniquely Hill Country flair, different from the moss-draped trees of the Deep South.
Picture postcard wildflowers everywhere.
Blue’s a handsome fellow.
He says bye for now.
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I can vouch for Austin, but if you want information about when and where Texas bluebonnets are blooming, click HERE.
Blue Running in Bluebonnets