Wild and Flowery April
April is wildflower month in Texas, and our state flower is the bluebonnet. It's but one of many wildflowers that fill pastures and roadsides throughout the state during the spring months. Sometimes, people like me grow bluebonnets in pots. I have three pots of them on our patio that recently started blooming. Here's one of them.
Indian Blankets | Indian Paintbrushes | Mexican Hats | Wine Cups |
Pink Evening Primroses that we call buttercups because of their yellow centers.
And to continue with the Wild and Flowery theme, April is also host to some amazing festivals in our great state, too. Last year, they were non-existent. I'm not sure about this year. I'd say iffy. However, I'm hopeful for 2022. Three that I know are fun:
Bluebonnet Festival in Chappell Hill, which is northwest of Houston toward Austin.
Strawberry Festival in Poteet, which is south of San Antonio.
And of course Fiesta San Antonio, which is huge. And awesome, too.
Moving outside of Texas, and outside of the U.S., here are three famous people who were born in April:
Leonardo da Vinci - 1452 | William Shakespeare - 1564 | Queen Elizabeth II - 1926
Until next month--enjoy April, wherever you are!