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Finally, spring is on the way

Supposed to be highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s all week.Time to start looking for Bluebonnets. The Central Texas winter is finally over and spring is finally on the way. Just another week or so and it will be here en toto.

Kol HaKavod!

Best bluebonnet route

Try the Hill Country. There are wide fields of them on both sides of the road on Texas 71, a dozen miles or so west from Oak Hill all the way to U.S. 281 north and again through Marble Falls and on to Burnet. Even more than down around Washington-on-the-Brazos.

Then from Burnet west on Texas 29 is good to Park Road 4 and turn left on the park road where crop around Inks Lake is glorious, a few feet high and marching right up to the edge of the road. Mixtures of bluebonnets, red indian paintbrush and the little yellow and pink jobs are somewhat rare on those routes, for some reason, but they can be found here and there.

More bluebonnets

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Still haven’t had a chance to get out and photograph the bluebonnets. And won’t for a while, now that Mrs. C. has me double-checking her tally of our taxes. We are not among these folks who, don’t you know, probably vote for the Dems who keep raising the taxes of the rest of us. See what the Tea Party is upset about? This shot of the blue carpets is from a friend who lives out near Washington-on-the-Brazos. Illustrates what a great crop there is this year.

Up she rises

The Brazos, that is, according to JDAllen and Bob Dunn, here and here. They ought to know, the river being in their backyards, more or less. I need to drive down off the mountain and see if Shoal Creek is rushing white-water yet.

She gets that way after all the rain we’ve been having. “Like this weather?” the fish man asked me the other day at the H-E-B. Does anybody?, I replied. He said no more. Actually, all this rain will have a good result: the Bluebonnets and other wildflowers should be really good in a few more weeks.

Bluebonnets!

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They’re abundantly available, after all, just farther east than we’re used to. This shot was taken by a friend who lives out near Washington-on-the-Brazos.

Ace-lanch

Gracias to Ace of Spades HQ for linking to this picture of bluebonnets. My Sitemeter is recording what (for me) is an unusual amount of traffic. Only a few hundred or so, thus far, but that’s about twice what I normally see by this time of the day. Ace averages something like thirty-three thousand hits a day–he had more a million in May–so when he links to you you’re bound to notice it.

Bluebonnets in Israel

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Turmusim, by Treppenwitz in Jerusalem. Just a similar lupine but they sure look the same.