Monday, February 2, 2009
Pencil Lines Sketch #120 - Wildflowers
I've gone from snow to spring in one week. My take on Pencil Lines Sketch #120. I love spring in Texas. Lady Bird Johnson was instramental in the preservation and the awareness of Texas Wildflowers. Our State Flower is the Texas Bluebonnet. Texans love the Bluebonnet. To me the Bluebonnet is on the same level as my roses as my favorite flowers. It is illegal in this state to pick wildflowers. Lynn asked me last year, 'Mom, isn't it the same smashing bluebonnets as picking them when families take pictures in a patch of Bluebonnets.' I replied, 'Lynn it is a right of passage for Texas Children to have a picture sitting in the middle of a Bluebonnet patch.' And it is, every spring you'll see families along the highway taking pictures of their small children sitting in the bluebonnets. I don't think there is a single Texan driving along our highways who doesn't smile when they see children sitting in the flowers.
I love taking pictures each year of the Bluebonnets at the ranch. 2007 we had massive numbers of the beautiful flowers. Last year just a very small amount and no great huge patches of the flowers.
In this LO I wanted to reflect the fact that this is Texas' wildflowers. Wright Designs makes a 12x12 paper with Past Texas License Plates. If I run out of this paper I seem to find it again and I can't resist making sure it is in my stash. I felt this piece made my LO.
Thank you Pencil Lines for the great sketch!