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Greg Chappell Apr 6, 2013 6:37 PM

The Bluebonnets Are Out
 
Not quite as spectacular as they were last year, but they were early in 2012. Peak-time is still a couple of weeks out, but the drive down to Ennis still yielded a couple of note-worthy stops in-spite of the 30+ MPH winds..

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boBBrennan Apr 6, 2013 8:24 PM

.......the rain and now warm days this week will get them popping real quick now. The last of these looks nearly identical to the one we saw at AOTG that was cropped pano.

ramcewan Apr 7, 2013 8:05 AM

lovely big sky blue bonnet big Texas shots, one of these days I need to make it down there to see the state.

MarceloLI Apr 8, 2013 3:46 PM

Those are nice shots Bob, love the blue color mixed with the yellow and green.

Marcelo

boBBrennan Apr 8, 2013 6:13 PM

Marcelo, certainly the shots are great ... but must give the credit to Greg for these.

MarceloLI Apr 8, 2013 7:27 PM

LOL... I'm sorry Greg and Bob, yesterday I can't sleep and I'm so tired that I didn't pay attention who posted the pictures.

Definitively the sharpening Greg apply to his pictures is his signature.

Regards.

Marcelo

Greg Chappell Apr 8, 2013 9:48 PM

That's OK....I've definitely been called worse than Bob :D

Those yellow plants are actually not native to Texas. There was a story on them last year in the news. Can't remember what it is called, but they grow so tall they choke bluebonnets out due to lack of light. Down around Ennis in some areas along the highway where bluebonnets used to grow, it's thick with these yellow plants.

boBBrennan Apr 8, 2013 11:14 PM

......the yellow flowering plant is Mediterranean Mustard, a real problem for sure for the Bluebonnet & Indian Paintbrush or any of our other low growing wild plants. Like the Zebra mussel the Mustard can't be controlled now.


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