Funk be gone.

Not sure why, but I’m in a blogging funk. Not a cooking funk, mind you, just blogging. To ease it, I took myself on a nature date, which is funny because I’m a consummate city girl. But since Spring is springing, I thought I’d go on a hunt for bluebonnets.

Bluebonnets are Texas’ state flower and they are as elusive as they are beautiful. I think Houston’s weather is too wacky to allow them to be in bloom for a reasonable amount of time, so when you hear word that they’re springing, you have to act fast. And act I did.

After a quick search for the best spots, I grabbed my camera and hit the road towards Burton, TX. Traffic was mercifully light, but there were lots of people pulling up on the side of the road, babies and toddlers dressed up and sitting amidst the blooms. Dangerous practice and an illegal one, but heck, TX is cowboy land.

I found Burton after taking a few scenic detours and was tickled by the quaint little town.

Standing in the blaring sun I found myself thinking how cute it would be to live in a town like it. Of course, I quickly came back to city girl reality and mocked myself.

I saw cute store fronts.

An old railway station.

Beautiful classics.


lots of bluebonnets.

And wildflowers.

Nature’s own Monet painting.

On a sidenote, someone REALLY should’ve mentioned the inordinate amount of bugs that hang out with the pretty flowers. I’m amazed my shots were steady.


If you liked these pictures, go to my photostream, there are LOTS more.

What’s blooming in your neck of the woods?



9 thoughts on “Funk be gone.

  1. These are so beautiful! I love taking pictures of flowers… can’t wait until some more start blooming around here. We only have daffodils and magnolia trees for the time being.

  2. braiseboilbake says:

    Ah, these are gorgeous! My father and his wife lived just outside Houston for almost 20 years, and when I came to visit, we’d take little day trips out to the little towns to go see bluebonnets and little shops and hit little hole-in-the-wall BBQ joints. They don’t live there now, and your pictures make me miss Texas!

    • The bluebonnets, as short-lived as they are, are amazing. The bbq, depending on your preference, can be too. There’s a hole-in-the-wall here in Houston called Hickory Barn. Its been around forevah and they have the best brisket I’ve ever hard and I’m not a big fan of brisket. Also, they’re baked potatoes are out of this world. Come visit me, I’ll take you around.

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