The beautiful bluebonnet flowers bloom only for a couple of months during March – April in Texas.  It was in my last visit to Texas that I first sited these flowers and was fascinated by them ‘love at first sight’ 🙂  No wonder the bluebonnet was designated the official state flower of Texas in 1901 and Texan children and grown-ups alike love them.

 

The Bluebonnet

Often during my morning walks I enjoyed watching young parents park their cars on the roadside to take pictures of their kids posing cheerfully amidst the wonderful bluebonnet. But of course they took great care not to trample them.

We leaving for a few months to Texas so it will be off season for the bluebonnets 😦 But Texas and the people there are wonderful and life will be enjoyable for sure 🙂

Cheers folks 🙂

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About dilipnaidu

An open mind! Love to share my thoughts and a keenness to learn. An engineer and a MBA I had a wonderful innings in the Army and later moved to consultancy and teaching. My current interests are reading, music, growing culinary herbs, playing golf and yoga. I am serious on "Living life less seriously". A warm welcome to you be well and be cheerful always.

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  1. sindhoooo says:

    Lovely flower indeed!

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  2. Beautiful flowers! This reminds me the spring will come soon – I hope 🙂

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  3. Flowers inspired and fascinate you too. You’re lucky and me too 🙂 That’s great !!!

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  4. Rose petal says:

    Lovely flowers. Thanks for sharing. I have heard that Texas has pretty hot weather…

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  5. Doris says:

    what part of texas are you going?
    I live in the tip of texas in a place
    called mcallen or the valley,
    we do not get to see blue bonnets here 😦
    it is a small town

    enjoy your visit

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  6. I had to look closely at your photo of the Bluebonnots.
    As they resemble the Lupins that grow wild in the South Island of New Zealand.
    Lupins are used to rejuvenate the soil between farm crops.
    But like all plants when they find perfect conditions they run wild.
    Their are no weeds only flowers growing out of place._/\_

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  7. Lala Rukh says:

    I would have fallen in love at first sight if I would have seen these flowers like you did. This photo is beautiful Dillip… Have a bright day 🙂

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  8. They look so cheerful! And of course, their short life adds to the temptation.

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  9. I wish you a safe trip! The bluebonnets come and go but true friends (like you) stay for always 🙂

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    • dilipnaidu says:

      Thank you Christy for our safe trip. I was more than delighted to read your words “… but true friends stay forever”. There is nothing more beautiful than being a true friend and I cherish that.
      Kindest regards 🙂

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  10. Robin says:

    Safe travels and enjoy your visit.

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  11. BroadBlogs says:

    I’ve heard about them. Nice to see them close up. Very pretty.

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  12. Madhu says:

    The Blue bonnets look lovely! Enjoy your trip to Texas Dilip. And tell us all about it on your return 🙂

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  13. The agriculture department geneticists at Texas A&M University, my alma mater, succeeded in creating maroon (A&M’s color) bluebonnets. They then proceeded to scatter seed around the tower on the campus of the University of Texas (A&M’s arch-rivals). When the maroon bluebonnets bloomed this past spring, there were quite an uproar from Texas students and quite a lot of laughter from A&M students. I should say there was quite a lot of laughter from one certain A&M alumnus, too……LOL

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  14. Swetank says:

    Great Trip! as well as great and beautiful photos!!

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  15. Tina Schell says:

    Have a great trip Dilip – bluebonnets or not!!

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  16. Binky says:

    They do look beautiful.
    I hope you have a great time in Texas when you go.

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  17. They are lovely! 🙂

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  18. aFrankAngle says:

    Wonderful words for the blue flowers in advance of your trip … so cheers to a pleasant trip ahead.

    PS: As a golfer, I thought you would appreciate this … a week ago we attended the final round of the Bridgestone Invitation at the fabled Firestone course …. we followed Mickelson, thus saw his 10-birdie round.

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  19. Beautiful flowers with such bright colours…Nature is so blissful ! Thanks for sharing… 🙂

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  20. Oh, you may not be able to see this beautiful flower but I am sure you will find it in people’s faces! Have a safe and very pleasant trip, dear Dilip and a safe journey back home! 🙂

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  21. Freya says:

    Beautiful ! Enjoy Texas

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  22. Such beautiful flowers Dilip I can see whey they are so named .. Nature gives us such a carpet of colour. 🙂
    I hope you have enjoyed your day 🙂

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  23. seeker says:

    Safe travels and enjoy your visit in USA. The bonnets are sure beautiful.

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  24. Thank you for sharing Dilip such beauties, nature’s divine token to us

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  25. ssbonsor says:

    Cheers, my friend! I will be missing you. Have a nice time at Texas and come back with ‘sweet memories’. 🙂

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