Trust everyone had a nice weekend and ready for Blue Monday. Sallie at http://smilingsally.blogspot.com is a gracious hostess for this special day each week.
Last week I had an 11:00 o'clock doctor's appointment. I arrived at 10:45 and was greeted with a full waiting room. Shortly, another couple came in and joined us. The lady was in a wheelchair, so her husband sat next to me. After a few minutes, he pulls out this gadget called a "Nook". I had heard of them but never saw one. I waited a few minutes, but my curiosity got the best of me. I asked him one simple question about the "Nook". He told me about it and all the books he had read along with his life history. He could not hear very well, so his wife said you do not ask him a question. I told her guess I would have to keep my mouth shut. Everyone else had been listening and joined in with their stories. Before long, we were having a round table discussion on everything in their lives and the country. Some of the tales got us to laughing and really all seemed to be enjoying themselves. At least, we made the best of a bad situation. We all waited much too long. While we were still having our round table discussions, another couple shows up. In just a few minutes the gentleman chimed right in. He proceeded to tell us what he had done, where he had been,etc. His great love was photography. He had given each of the office girls a very pretty photo of bluebonnets. One lady asked if he sold them. He said no charge. Give him a name, address and he would send one free. Well when he mentioned bluebonnets, my antenna went up. Four of us requested a print. (I left the doctor's office at 2:pm)
It is unreal how much fun and interesting things you can find out in a doctor's waiting room. Very fascinating and intelligent group.
Last Saturday, I received the following in the mail. This is a 13x20 glossy photo of one single bluebonnet. He said he focused on just one bloom in order to capture more details than you would see in a group. My pictures are not as good as the actual copy. I was thrilled to get it.
The Bluebonnet (Lupinus Texensis)is a perennial in warm climates and an annual in colder areas. It blooms in the early spring and can be easily found in fields and along roadsides throughout Texas. It was adopted as the state flower of Texas in 1901.