Bluebonnets! Yup, it's bluebonnet time in Texas! As you might know, the bluebonnet is the official state flower so what better way to celebrate our state's flower than to go on a ride to see them!
History Of The Bluebonnet
Here is a bit of history behind the bluebonnet. The bluebonnet was designated the official state flower of Texas in 1901. Also called buffalo clover, wolf flower, and el Conejo (Spanish for "the rabbit"), bluebonnets are to Texas what the shamrock is to Ireland. Texas has also designated an official bluebonnet city (Ennis, Texas), a festival (Chappell Hill Bluebonnet Festival), and a bluebonnet trail (also in Ennis which we rode). The bluebonnet flower is named for the color and sunbonnet-shaped petals.
The peak blooming time for these extraordinary flowers in late March through mid-April. This year has been unseasonably cool late into the year. We didn’t quite get the full bloom on the ride but it was good nonetheless! Riding up on large patches and fields full of the flowers brought color, fragrance, ooohs, and aaahs. We rode the Ennis Bluebonnet Trail and made quite a few stops to take photographs and play in the flowers. The ride ended in Ennis, TX where a bluebonnet festival and an antique car show were taking place.