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Texas Wildflowers

Texas Bluebonnet _____ Photo ©2012 David P. Crews. All rights reserved.

Texas wildflower_____Photo ©2012 David P. Crews. All rights reserved.

“If a man could pass through Paradise in a dream, and have a flower presented to him as a pledge that his soul had really been there, and if he found that flower in his hand when he awake – Aye, what then?”

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (from “Coleridge’s Notebooks: A Selection”)
Seamus Perry, Oxford Univ. Press, 2002, p. 127
Derived from Jean Paul, Geist (1801) 

 

 

 

 

The Texas Hill Country is one of the world’s most beautiful wildflower shows, featuring the state flower, the bluebonnet. The last few years, the flowers have been more sparse due to the record draught, but better rains and a mild winter have made this year’s show much better. I took a day to tour the Hill Country from Austin, to Fredricksburg, to Llano and the Highland Lakes for this photo tour. See the entire show at my Flickr site. Click here or on the title below.

Click image to see the entire flower tour.

Texas wildflower___Photo ©2012 David P. Crews. All rights reserved.

“The Amen of nature is always a flower.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes, “The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table”, p. 184
Thomas Nelson and Sons, London, 1906

Bluebonnets near Fredricksburg, Texas___Photo ©2012 David P. Crews. All rights reserved.

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