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Texas, Our Texas


March winds and April showers Bring May with pretty flowers.
Except in Texas. Our state flower, the bluebonnet, blooms in March and early April, depending on where in the state they are, the local temperature, and how much rain fell there during the winter. They carpet pastures and roadsides as far as the eye can see. The view is breathtaking.

I don't have a photo to share, only this image from a watercolor hanging on my wall, but if you Google "Texas bluebonnets" and click on Images, you'll see what I mean. Just know that they're even more spectacular in person.

March is also the month we celebrate Texas Independence Day. March 2, to be exact. It's the day the Republic of Texas declared its independence from Mexico back in 1836. We were our own country until we joined the U.S. in 1845.

I looked up some fun facts about Texas to share. Some I knew, some not.

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