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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Blue Monday

A lovely way to start the week with Jeanne's Blue Monday at backyardneighbor.typepad.com
My post today is in memory of my dear friend Sally.  She loved bluebonnets. I sent her a package of seeds in hopes she might have a few.  However, they are not suited for the area where she lived.  Bluebonnets are more of a Texas flower that blooms in early spring along fields and roadsides. In fact, it was adopted as the state flower of Texas in 1901.

She did not give up on the seeds.  She gave them to her daughter that lives in another area.  In my last conversation with her daughter, she said they were coming up and growing.  No bluebonnets tho.


These few sights are along the roadways around where I live, Fort Worth, Texas. 


Nature at her best in this photo.  There are areas in Texas that looks like this, but I have not seen them. Around Ennis, Texas and the hill country, it is likely to be this many.




I miss my friends.


18 comments:

Ruth Hiebert said...

Seeing the Bluebonnets in the wild would be an amazing experience.

Sarah said...

Yes, we are so fortunate that blue bonnets grow in abundance here. I enjoy them along the roadways both in town and in the country as well as in my own garden. Beautiful images. Yes, I miss Smiling Sally.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Those blueboinnets are a delightful colour and would look wonderful gracing a hillside.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

WOW that picture of the fields of Bluebonnets is incredible.
I didn't know it was the State Flower of Texas - how lovely!
Shane in New Zealand

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

This is a marvellous tribute to Sally!.Thank you, LaVoice. May there always be bluebonnets for you, wherever your pathway leads.

Edna B said...

What beautiful photos of the bluebonnets. They are so pretty growing along the roadsides and in the fields.

Today is cloudy with rain coming in tonight. We've been very lucky with our nice weather lately so I suppose we are due for a bit of the wet stuff.

You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

racheld said...

What lovely remembrances of wonderful friends!

You "Say it with flowers" in a most beautiful way." and I always love dropping in to see what you've found to share.

Hope your APRIL is this gorgeous all the time,

rachel

Ann said...

Would love to see them in growth like the last shot. They are such a lovely site along the highway.
Ann

Annesphamily said...

Beautiful blue bonnets and beautiful tribute to Sally. We all miss her so much. I am not sure if there as many kind hearts as Sally in our world. She truly was kind and loved people and cared so much about their eternal lives. I am so honored to have known her and enjoyed her Blue Monday's. Now we can continue her Blue Monday with Jeanne, another lovely dear heart. I am always so grateful I met you face to face my friend. A true favorite friend of mine Thank you for your kind heart.

If you known anyone needing encouragement, celebrating a milestone birthday, an anniversary, let me know, as I am in the Sheltering encouragement group and we love sending encouragement to others. I love sitting down and writing letters and notes and cards. It really makes me smile.

Have a beautiful week. xo

Jeanne said...

Hello LV, Thank you for telling me your choice of the photos. It has been fun to see all of the comments. The wine barrels and Reflections seem to be the faves but the stone wall is next. Those are my faves as well.

The blue bonnets you shared are wonderful. Remember I told you that my sister wrote a poem about Blue bonnets with a photo of our great niece running through a field of them? I am trying to find it to share with you on Blue Monday. I posted it a long time ago and I am still looking.

Enjoy the lovely blue flowers while they last my sweet friend.

Love, Jeanne

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I hope the bluebonnets you sent to Sally do well at their destination -- in her memory! The lovely ones you have blooming around you certainly will always make you think of her. Your pictures are wonderful.


I miss friends too. Losing people I'm close to is probably for me the hardest part of growing older. I have a post about that today too (not as lovely as yours, but I was missing a dear friend too).

Adam said...

Someone did a lot of planting in that last one

Daniela said...

Thank you for the sweet comment you left on ~ My little old world ~, I truly appreciate it so much !
You've such a lovely blog, I'm following it with joy !

Hope you're enjoying your Monday,
I wish all my best for your days to come,
sending you love and smiles

Daniela

namaki said...

What a lovely field of blue flowers !

Joy H said...

Oh how sweet! The blue bonnets are gorgeous! Hope you have a wonderful week!
Joy @ Books and Life

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

LV,
Thanks so much for stopping by!! The Blue Bonnets are so pretty and I can see why Sally loved them!! We all miss her!!

Hugs,
Deb

bj said...

beautiful flowers....they don't do well here in this dry area but the Hill Country is just beautiful this time of year.
I miss Sally, too...she used to call me to help her with her blog headers ...wish I could help her just one more time......
Have a good week, LV

Nora said...

I miss my blogging friends so much. It is a comfort to see that you miss Sally also. I love all the blue flowers. That last one is pretty incredible. Stay well.