Monday, June 1, 2015

Texas Bluebonnets

Posting by Loretta

Although we have moved on, before we start telling you about New Mexico, I want to share our experience with the Texas Bluebonnets.  Luckily, we were already in New Mexico before all the recent flooding in Texas

As we traveled through Texas, the roadways were lined with an assortment of beautiful wildflowers, including Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrush.  It was an especially wonderful year for the spring wildflowers due to the winter rains.  They flourished everywhere your eye could see.

Roadside Wildflowers

But, I did not see the never ending fields of Bluebonnets I had seen photos of.  Until I saw a Facebook posting about Muleshoe Bend.  After researching online a bit, we found that we had been just across the river from Muleshoe Bend when we visited the Balcones National Wildlife Refuge.

So, we made a day trip to Muleshoe Bend and were greeted with magnificent fields of Texas Bluebonnets.  A feast for the eye.

A Sea of Bluebonnets

Texas Bluebonnets
A Road Goes Through It
Horseback through Bluebonnets
Bluebonnets at the Edge of a Forest
A Little Closer
Texas Bluebonnet Up Close

And Scissor-Tailed Flycatchers. 

Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher and Texas Bluebonnets
See My Beautiful Long Tail

We totally enjoyed our day spent at Muleshoe Bend and it ranks high as one of our best days on the road so far!  


  1. That is spectacular!! Great photos also!!!

  2. Thanks, Bonnie! It was more beautiful than the photos! And the smell.....mmmm...

  3. Beautiful flowers!! I'm enjoying reading your blog, and I feel like I'm traveling right along beside YaL,l I'm glad you're having such a beautiful time. you're a wonderful friend Loretta

  4. Thank you, Faye! We were hoping that this blog would let friends and family know where we've been and what we have been up to. I am happy to know you and your two talented kids!