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Saturday Show & Tell – Texas Wildflowers

Texan butterfly foraging in Indian Paintbrush. photo by Tui Cameron
Texan butterfly foraging in Indian Paintbrush. photo by Tui Cameron

This week’s Saturday Show & Tell rounds up 4 posts, all from bloggers here in Texas. (Notice that I didn’t call us, “Texan bloggers,” I don’t think I have lived here long enough to qualify as a Texan yet!)

Paula Puffer came up with this week’s timely theme:

“Here’s something fun for this week’s carnival. Since it’s springtime in Texas, I thought wildflowers would be a good topic.”

Oh, Paula, of course!

Texas springtime and wildflowers go hand in hand. As I mentioned in, Wildflower Viewing: A Texan Tradition :

“…it’s a rare Texan who does not know that the bluebonnet is the Lone Star State’s official blossom.”

Click on this link to find out why we have Ladybird Johnson to thank for this, and which of the 5 different bluebonnet species is the official Texan one.

In springtime it is common to see cars parked on highway shoulders, as families (dressed in their Sunday best, of course) pose for photos amid the colorful roadside blooms. Fellow Texan transplant, Christina Uticone, marvels at the Texan wildflower obsession in her article, Operation Bluebonnet.

Meanwhile, Paula Puffer’s post, Pig and Penny Look at Wildflowers takes a playful look at the Texan wildflower portrait tradition.

And lastly, another Houstanite, Susan Sternberg, recently posted photographic evidence that bluebonnets are already a-blooming in southern Texas in her post, Tiptoe through the Wildflowers.

That wraps up this week’s edition of the Saturday Show & Tell blog carnival. Thanks to all who participated this week, either by submitting a post, or by leaving comments below. See you next time!

Speaking of…

Would you like to highlight one of your past blog posts on an upcoming Saturday Show & Tell? Saturday Show & Tell is here to call attention to blog posts you wrote a while ago, but are still interesting to read. C’mon and share those golden oldies with us!

If you want to join in, here are 2 ways to submit your post. Send the link directly to me via tui [at], or submit it through the Blog Carnival site via this link. If you have any questions, shoot me an email, or ask in a comment below.

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