No, we won't see bluebonnets again until March, but as of today, my new "conservation" license plates featuring bluebonnets, the state flower of Texas, are on their way. $30, of which $22 goes to conservation efforts in my state.
This makes me smile!
Also making me smile are some "Bluebonnet Picnic" pictures. The first one is from 1966, when I would have been just around a year old. Surrounding my cuteness are Dad, Sarah (in the back), Barbara (oldest sister) and Bill in the front.
Following that, you have a gem from 1970, with me and younger sister Nancy. Photo tip: don't face your subjects into direct sun...! Notice the Pontiac Catalina station wagon in the background. That beast took us many, many miles in its day.
Note that I am wearing hand-knitted items in both pictures...the cap in the first, and the "heather" sweater in the second. I know my Gramma Beth made the sweater. I also remember that a donkey decided to take a bite out of it, one time when I wore it to a petting zoo. My daddy slapped that donkey's nose! I wasn't hurt but scared.
However, I have recovered, and am off to try knitting socks (with the Maine-y yarn) for the first time. Bulletins as they occur!