Texans hold wildflowers in high regard, but none is as distinguished as the Texas Bluebonnet. The flower has inspired legends, myth, folklore, festivals, family portraits, all kinds of art, and Texas road trips. Historian Jack Maguire once said the bluebonnet is “a kind of floral trademark almost as well known to outsiders as cowboy boots and the Stetson hat… The bluebonnet is to Texas what the shamrock is to Ireland, the cherry blossom to Japan, the lily to France, the rose to England and the tulip to Holland.” Any self-respecting Texan can’t help but admire the beauty of the Bluebonnet.
Nacogdoches, Texas- Spend the afternoon touring some of Nacogdoches’ most elegant private residences at the annual Tour of Homes presented by Friends of Historic Nacogdoches, Inc. and sponsored by the Nacogdoches County Board of Realtors.
Galveston Island, Texas- The island’s historic City Cemetery on Broadway is floating on a sea of firewheels and coreposis this May. Known for being the final resting place of many who died in the Great Hurricane of 1900, the cemeteries are also known for the yellow blanket of Texas wildflowers they adorn each May. No need to bring flowers if you visit this cemetery in May!
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