More Wildflowers

“Beautification is far more than a matter of cosmetics. For me, it describes the whole effort to bring the natural world and the man-made world into harmony; to bring order, usefulness — delight — to our whole environment, and that of course only begins with trees and flowers and landscaping.”    ~ Mrs. Lady Bird Johnson

“Lady Bird Johnson, former first lady of the United States, was ahead of her time in understanding the reparative and regenerative qualities of native plants and beautiful landscapes.”  ~ LBJ Wildflower Center 

Bluebonnet is the state flower of Texas.

Most people may not know is that each year Texas Department of Transportation buys and sows an estimated 30,000 pounds of wildflower seeds to plant throughout the state. The department has statewide rules to delay mowing roadsides until after wildflower season is over.

With the warm sunshine of early spring, Texas roadways are covered with various hues.

Cattle and horses are also enjoying this colorful time of the years.

I have received many responses and comments on the wildflower photo that I posted a few days ago for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: “Hello April”, so I decide to make a post just for Texas Wildflowers. Enjoy!

Many followers have shared the joy of the changing season in their part of world through this week’s “Hello April” theme (ends on this Saturday). if you would like to join us, click here. 🙂

71 thoughts on “More Wildflowers

  1. Hurrah for Texas!! I love to drive through states where they’ve planted (or let grow) the flowers and other natural plants between the lanes on divided highways and along the shoulders of all highways. I also like where they plant hay or something useful. Lovely shots. Thanks for brightening my morning.

    janet

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    • Thank you so much, Janet for your delightful comment. Some roads and Highways are loaded with wildflowers on both sides, but difficult to find a spot to stop and take photos. :)

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  2. If only we could carpet our homes that way! I like the first one with the Texas flag. 🙂 And your photo with the white horse running through that field of yellow is gorgeous!

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  3. (EN) Beautiful shots, Amy. The idea of seeds is great. Sowing seeds and planting trees should be everywhere a good habit instead of deforestation.Thanks for sharing 😊
    (IT) Bellissimi scatti Amy. L’idea dei semi è fantastica. Seminare semi e piantare alberi dovrebbe essere una buona abitudine ovunque invece della deforestazione. Grazie per la condivisione 😊

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    • Thank you for your compliment. I’m happy with the photos of cows and horse. 🙂 spring time in Texas is unbelievably beautiful, especially this spring!

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  4. Beautiful – here in Ireland we are starting to use more wildflowers on our roads and roundabouts. It is a great idea and helps pollinators and other wildlife.

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  5. My daughter, son-in-law and granddaughters are on their way to Texas to meet with friends. I told them as they left today that they need to be looking for fields of beautiful wildflowers. Your photos have given me that interest and I hope they’ll report back that they took notice. 🙂 Beautiful, Amy!

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    • Hope they will see TX wildflowers along the freeway. Some part of the TX have more than others. We normally drive to FM roads so we can stop and take photos.

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  7. I love that we both featured wildflowers and Lady Bird Johnson in our posts, Amy. Your bluebonnet photos and tribute are beautiful here. I especially like the all-Texas photo of the longhorn with the bluebonnets.

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    • Hi Patti, It looked like there was a problem with WP scheduling. I did not see traffic, glad to see your response. So, I decided to re-publish it. Just want to let you know in case later you miss seeing your comment. Feel free to add your comment to this “new/replaced” post. Sorry about the confusion. 😦

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      • I’m glad you republished it, Amy. I received a strange message on my phone that your post was not authorized so I could not see it! I have no idea why! I’m sure it’s fine now that you published it again. I’ll check back to see if my comment is there. Thanks for letting me know.

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