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
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.
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|
|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!