Bluebonnets, the state flower of Texas, are some of the most beautiful of all our spring wild flowers.
Even with Easter arriving earlier this year, I have seen them popping out all over our landscape. Our wonderful rain last year, no doubt, helped alot.
Each year, we took alot of pictures in the bluebonnet fields near New Ulm. This part of Texas has some of the most traveled bluebonnet trails in the state. We were blessed to have them right in our back yard.
One of my mother's younger brothers, Benny, home from Germany, where he was serving in the Army; standing in the field with my older sister Debbie and I.
Every year, my other grandmother, Rosa or Rosalia, (of Rosa & Josie's), sewed our matching Easter dresses. She was a wonderful seamstress, and made alot of our clothes. She sewed with no patterns. She made beautiful wedding dresses for several young ladies in town. She was a small Czech woman who loved to sew, cook and garden. She also grew beautiful flowers in her yard. When I was probably 8 or 9 years old, my Mom dropped me off at her house, and she taught me how to embroidery. My sisters and I did not stay much at their home, as they did not speak much English. They spoke only German. In fact, my Dad did not learn English until he began First Grade. This is the grandmother I probably inherited most of my artistic talent & desire from; and the one I talked to the least. I wish I could talk with her now, and show & tell her what I've learned. I'm sure she would be proud.
God Bless you this Easter, and may your memories from Easter's past be as much a blessing to your soul, as mine are to me.