I’ve lived in Texas almost 12 years and I finally experienced the Bluebonnet Festival in Ennis! The trip almost didn’t happen between schedule conflicts and unpredictable weather on top of my seasonal allergies really bothering me. But, under clear skies, and the influence of Zyrtec, I had a really great time with Kamden and our ‘Z’ friends. We walked around the downtown square of Ennis, stopping at vendors’ booths to taste homemade fudge (peanut butter is so yummy!), salsas, relishes, and other Lone Star treats. After a quick lunch, we headed out of Ennis towards Bristol. As soon as we turned onto County Road 660, I noticed a picturesque property with three antique tractors perfectly placed among a field of bluebonnets. And, as luck would have it, the owner was out front and the gate was open. That was all the invitation I needed to drive in and ask him for permission to take pictures. Of course, he said yes!
Kamden was not in the mood to pose in the bluebonnets. He was more interested in Mr. Darren’s antique tractors, the dog, Lucky, and walking around in the tall grass. Kamden’s also developing a habit of walking with one or both of his arms straight in the air. If this is sign language for something, please tell me. Nonetheless, it’s adorable to see a pint-size tot walking around with an arm pointed to the sky!
I’m making this day trip an annual tradition, especially if it means we can stop at Mr. Darren’s place again and take pictures! Are their signs of spring where you live?