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Saturday, April 01, 2006

Illustration Friday Part 1:
Spring in Central Texas



For all those friends and visitors who don't yet know -- the bluebonnet (Lupinus Texensis) is the harbinger flower of Central Texas spring.

9 comments:

Alina Chau said...

Wooo ,,, lovely ,,, can't wait for Part 2!! :)

Shane said...

Roget's New Millennium Thesaurus: harbinger.
As a noun.
diviner, forecaster, forerunner, herald, messenger, omen, oracle, prophet, seer, soothsayeraugury.

Surely not a Bush;-)

A good take on Spring.

Lori Witzel said...

Loved your comment, Shane! Botany indeed has much to teach us.

The bluebonnet -- that humble, homey little lupine -- will not bloom in rich soil. It needs thin, alkaline, clay-dense caliche to thrive and flower.

Unlike that too-well-known Bush we've unfortunately shared, who seems to thrive when ensconced in fresh manure.

Katili said...

We have lupins (lupinus polyphyllos) in Finland growing wild on the road banks and they are so beautiful and colourful. I read of a research made on lupins that could easily be farmed and used as powerful nutrition as soy.

heatherpink said...

Oh, how I miss those bluebonnets, and Indian paintbrushes too!

Susanne said...

In the first moment I thought it were a sort of wild vine...
Spring seems to be lively in Texas - in Bavaria we still wait for it!

Ayelet said...

oooh.. I love the colours and the "glow" I want to hang this on my wall :)

Jeannine said...

Wonderful!

lydia said...

"Everything's better, with Bluebonnet Onnit" I'm so old....