Friday, April 8, 2016

Bluebonnet Road Trip


Hey y'all!  Well, I promised ya wildflower pics for Flower Friday, and I got tons of em!  Dis Monday, me, Finn, and da mommas headed down to da Texas hill country for our annual wildflower road trip.  And to see my momma's grandparents too!


Bluebonnets are our state flower and we saw tons of em.


But da Indian paintbrush wuz really stealin da show dis year - some of da highways wuz just lined wif red!




I luvs posin in da flowers!





Finley got her pics taken in da flowers too.



Da bluebonnets smell so good!









Nuffin says Texas hill country like prickly pear cactus and bluebonnets!


Dese pics wuz taken on Highway 16, just north of Llano.  At da Baby Head Cemetery - and yeah, da story behind dat name are kinda what ya would eggspect.


We spent da nite in Fredericksburg, and even though I smelled sossidge all over dat town, I didn't get any.  I did get some of Finley's momma's Whataburger Patty Melt and some fries though.  Ya know what I didn't get any of??  Yeah, my momma's Buffalo ranch chicken strip sandwich.  Nuffin gets between her and Whataburger.


Da next morning, da mommas went out on Willow City Loop.  And yup, dose are cowboy boots on da fence posts.







It wuz a beeyootifull day - we drove wif da convertible top down.










Dis lil pink flower are called a winecup.  I guess I's lucky dere ain't flowers called rumcups or Deep-Eddy-Lemon-Vodka cups, my momma would probably steal those.









Dey really ain't kiddin wif da loose livestock sign.


See??  Dinner on the hoof!







These red flowers are called Indian blanket.  Momma says dey usually don't get goin until May, so we wuz surprised to see em.

After we saw da flowers, we headed over to see Nana and Pawpaw.  Dey is my momma' grand peeps and Finley's momma's parents.


Pawpaw are great at handin out food - I finally gots some sossidge!!  And potatoes and cheeze and eggy weggys and biskits.  Momma says if I stayed there for a week I'd be waddlin, well, if I could waddle.


And dis are Nana, I luvs her tons too.  And she said I's a pretty pup!


Anudder pickshure my momma took in Fredericksburg - see how impressive dem Indian paintbrush are dis year??


Dese pink ones are showy primrose.  And me and momma recommends ya sniff em, dey smells really nice.  Hee hee.

Hope ya enjoyed our wildflower pics!  Dere are nuffin like Texas in da springtime!

50 comments:

  1. OH MY.... We would not have missed this BEAUTIFUL GORGEOUS post fur ANYTHINGY in the WORLD.. The Bluebonnets are spectacular and the Indian Paint Brushes.. are Incredible.
    it brings back some GRRRRRAND Memories to our mom... she used to read Books about the Legends of BOTH of those Flowers...
    BOOTS on the Fence Posts??? Beef in the Road??
    OMD we LOVE your Nana and PawPaw. They are CUTE.

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    1. My momma read dem books too - she knows eggsactly what ya is talkin bout!!

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  2. how gorgeous are those - are they scented?

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    1. Da bluebonnets are - dey smell really good, speshully when ya gets in a whole field of em. Da Indian paintbrush don't really got a scent.

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  3. Those flowers are so beautiful, and you are absolutely adorable in the midst of them!

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  4. Wow! We loved seeing all those beautiful wildflowers!!!!! It's just what we needed to see in our part of the cold, bleak world—and it snowed today too. You and Finley looked great with all the blue and red flowers. How wonderful! We're glad to meet your grandpeeps too. Say hello from us living up in Upstate NY where spring is still not here!

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  5. Mama is leaking a bit looking at this, she reeeaaalllllllly misses seeing all the Texas Wildflowers in the Spring. Usually she gets to visit Grandma and Grandpa when they are blooming, but this year they will be all gone when she gets to Texas....Thanks for sharing these most beautimous pics!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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    1. My momma knows how she feels, she always missed spring in Texas when she wuzn't livin here.

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  6. Those a beautiful flowers. Your Mom did a fantastic job with the photography. And you look so cute in your blue jacket. Your grandpeeps are very cute too

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  7. Wowsers!All the flowers are so beautiful!But we do agree the Indian Paintbrush was really abundant this year compared to last year! All the flowers together look truly beautiful and fresh! You two cutie puppies in amongst the flowers made us smile the most on account you are the rarest, prettiest flowers of them all :) We hope you had a wonderful trip!

    the critters in the cottage xo

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    1. Awww, fanks! We had a really fun time.

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  8. That sure is a lot of pretty flowers. Thanks for taking us along on your trip.

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  9. Crikey Whitley ...... Mum will be coming back to look at this post over and over and over again. Thanks for nothing. Now she's talking about going to Texas this time next year. You know what that means for me, aye?? Yeah ...... gaol (that's jail in Aussie speak). As I said ..... thanks for nothing!!!
    I must say though that you and Finley sure looked pretty in them, there, flowers.

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    1. Now ya know how I feels when ya show off your beach pics all da time, my momma wants to jump on a plane to Oz.

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  10. We're in the last stages of "yellow season". The Palo Verde trees (it means green skins and the bark is green) are yellow with blossoms. Even the weeds are yellow, you can't escape it. We'll trade you yellow for some red.

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    1. We gots some yellow too, but it are mostly in da form of da invasive bastard cabbage (yeah, dat are really what it are called) and it are not good - it chokes out da bluebonnets.

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  11. What a beautiful adventure you went on,How I would love to explore all that beautiful countryside,xx Speedy

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    1. You'd luv it, your wild cousins here shure does!

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  12. Such beautiful flowers and FIELDS of them!

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  13. Such stunning photos! Thanks for sharing all the beautiful flowers with us, Whitley and parental unit!

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  14. Wow! These are fantastic photographs! Whitley, you look absolutely gorgeous with the pretty flowery background! And your grandpawrents look so sweet! Have to love the cowboy boots on the fence posts (I was a cowgirl in my younger days, and my Dad was a cowboy in Montana in his youth). Fantastic photos. Texas sure looks beautiful - especially with you! :-)

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    1. Yup, Texas are really pretty in da springtime.

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  15. OMD!!! I was wonderin' if you were gonna show us your Bluebonnet road trip pics!!!! I loved them last year, and this year, it's like it's like a kaleidoscope of colors! I wish our State Flower the Poppy had a FABulous scent like your Bluebonnets! OUrs are just purty to look at...I wish they smelled great like yours!
    Your Gpeeps are ADORABLES!! They look like the would gives lots of good foodables...can I come next time??! hehehehe
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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    1. Yeah, dey are GREAT at handin out da foodables - speshully PawPaw. He are a sucker for us pups!

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  16. Wow, you girls sure knew how to find the wild flowers! And they looked even better when yous posed with them! Your Pawpaw and Nana look like they are happy doggie-treat-feeding kinda hoomans!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  17. What a great outing. The flowers are amazing made all the more beautiful when you two pups are posing in them. Please thank the mommas from our mom for sharing all this beauty. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  18. I love the Hill country and you can never go wrong with a Whataburger.

    Aroo to you,
    Sully

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  19. wow wow BOW WOW! Such purty wildflowers! Y'all look good in red and blue :)

    Wyatt and Tegan

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    1. Ohhhhh we can smell springy air. How nice! Beautiful flowers and beautiful YOU, Whitley! Humans smiles are beautiful, too!

      Momo & Pinot xo

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  20. Thanks so much fur that lovely flowery tour! OMD!! So much purty color!

    Your grandpeeps look good too:)

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    1. Dey are doing pretty good - dey are 88 and 86!

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  21. One day I MUST go to Texas in the Spring!! I just ADORE your bluebonnet road trips!!! Your photos are gorgeous! that "winecup" almost looks like a tulip!!!! The flowers are sooooo beautiful and the eatin' sounded great too! Thank you for sharing! DakotasDen

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  22. Dear Whitley,

    I don't know which is prettier - you or the flowers! You're both beautiful! And you look so happy!!

    Licks,
    Cobi

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