On a whim, I packed my girls up and took off southward for the self-proclaimed Bluebonnet Capitol of Texas.
I’ve lived in the metroplex all of my life and I’ve never seen anything like this place! Only about 45 minutes south and I felt surrounded by beauty that left me wordless. And the silence! My girls noticed it.
In my little suburb, there’s always sound. The whitenoise of the freeway, the mosquito whines of speeding motorcycles and roars of trucks, train horns from a mile away, and sirens coming and going. But out there, with all the background noise erased, we could here songbirds, bugs, ducks, geese, even things we couldn’t see. Total peace.
I’ll need to make sure I visit there again! SOON!
Oh and I must share a few funnies of our trip. The first was a sign we passed. Precious Redhead snapped this shot, laughing hysterically.
All in all, we decided with his name, he’d make a great sheriff. That is, until Sweet Hubby came up with a potential first name of Dewey. That first name made us think there was too much of a question to be depended on. But it gave me an idea over what to name this photo. I decided on “Howie, Didju, or Neva,” but I think a man running for sheriff would probably stick with Howie even if it wasn’t his real first name!
Oh and I had no idea Precious Redhead got these shots. We drove beside a quiet yard full of goats and their friendly old horse. Well, as is my custom since college anytime I come upon a herd of goats, I baaaaaed at them. (I’ve been known to moo at cows, too!) And sure enough every head in the pen turned my direction with faces full of disgust.
What’d I say?
Even the horse, who must speak fluent goat considering his surroundings – turned toward me and I swear she snorted. I should probably wash my mouth out with soap!
Your turn: What was the last spontaneous thing you did just for the fun of it?
2012/April at 10:06 pm
ROFL Marji. I love your posts. I’ve never seen bluebonnets like that. Wow!! Beautiful!!
2012/April at 12:14 am
Your pictures have been inspiring me! Had to take some of my own!
2012/April at 4:05 pm
Marji, Beautiful post! The photos are amazing.
2012/April at 11:57 pm
Thanks so much! I was totally blown away with the huge fields of blue! Lived here all my life and have never seen anything like it!
2012/April at 12:31 am
Thanks for sharing the photos!
2012/April at 9:50 pm
Great photos! I like the idea of baaaing at sheep and goats 🙂
2012/April at 12:13 am
It never fails. When I baa at sheep – and especially goats – they always look up from what they’re doing. They wanna see who the new “kid” is! Haa!
2012/April at 12:33 am
Love your new blog! Fun post.
Walked along a beach on Lake Michigan looking for lake glass.
2012/April at 11:31 am
What is lake glass?
2012/April at 11:14 pm
GORGEOUS pictures! Thank you for sharing!
2012/April at 11:23 pm
Thanks for stopping by. We were like paparazzi out there clicking away!
2012/April at 10:43 pm
I live in California and have never seen the famed bluebonnets. They must be quite the sight.
I got a kick out of the sheriff humor. I love plays on words. Here’s my contribution for a first name: Willy.
2012/April at 11:22 pm
Hahahahahaha! And that’s such a good hick name, too! Are you sure you aren’t from around here???
2012/April at 10:14 pm
I love to hit the road and go west! This year, I might not be so lucky. We’re going north and south.
2012/April at 11:21 pm
Oops. Sounds like your driver needs some navigation assistance! Lol!
2012/April at 9:35 pm
Cute, funny post.. I especially loved the allusion to “Dewey Ketchem.” Hahahahaha!
2012/April at 9:37 pm
I can tell you that crack laughed us all the way home and part way to church on Sunday morning!