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.
EAST TEXAS—Palestine, Nacogdoches, and Tyler are renowned for their magnificent blooming seasons and premier flower trails. Dogwoods and azaleas are celebrated annually during the blooming season in the three towns, and each offers unique viewing opportunities from gardens and parks, to historic districts.
Marshall, Texas- A new event will make its debut this weekend on Saturday, December 10th in conjunction with the Wonderland of Cars car show, the Outdoor Christmas Market. The Outdoor Christmas Market is slated from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature vendors from around the Ark-La-Tex region selling homemade Christmas and holiday crafts, decor, clothing, arts, and plenty of other great “stocking stuffers.”
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