A thunderstorm passed through last night and appears to have dropped some much needed rain. It seems to have triggered my bluebonnets into finally blooming. I only have five lonely bluebonnets this year. Last year I had 30 or so. They came up all over my lawn and I would not let my significant other mow the front lawn until they had all finished blooming! Every day it was 'can I mow the lawn now? - No.' 'can I mow the lawn now?' - No. 'can I mow the lawn...' - NO, no, aaannd no. Our grass was quite tall when it finally got trimmed up! I wanted all those to set seed. But this past fall our rains were few and far between and even though all those seeds were dropped, I only have 5 bluebonnets to show for it. I don't do any supplemental watering. If I had, I am sure there would have been plenty more flowers, but I prefer to just let nature take its course. So, this year is a bit sparse on the Bluebonnets.
This fall, I will plant more seeds and I will be adding some Indian Paintbrush seeds as well. I just love that orange-blue combination the Paintbrush and Bluebonnets have together. No artist paints a picture as pretty as nature does!
A few of the Bluebonnets:
A much closer look:
Oh! And everyone please take note that today is "Earth Hour' day. Turn out your lights at 8:00pm local time to bring attention to Global Warming.