The Bluebonnet was named the Texas state flower over a century ago in 1901. In the 1930s, the Highway Department started a landscaping and beautification program and Bluebonnets now grow along the major highways of Texas.
Across the street from my house, there is a big field full of them. I realized that I've never taken Shiner's picture in the bluebonnets before so we went for a little walk.
The Bluebonnets that bloom around where I live are usually accompanied by Indian Paintbrush wildflowers. They look a little similar to Bluebonnets, but they are red. You can see some of them in the background of Shiner's pictures.
And of course, there are several other types of wildflowers blooming alongside them too. I don't know all of their names, but it sure does make Spring more pleasant!
Have you ever had your picture taken in a field of Bluebonnets? If you ever visit Texas in the Spring, make sure you add it to your to-do list!