Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Goodbye Bluebonnets...

If bluebonnets are a sign of spring then the lack of bluebonnets are a definite sign that summer is on it's way. Today I harvested bluebonnet seeds. The window to harvest is narrow and I almost missed it, but there was enough left to fill a gallon baggy. I will scatter these in the barrow ditch in the fall and cross my fingers.

 When the seeds are ready to be collected they become very dry and turn from green to grey in color.

If left to their own devices the seed pod will twist and burst open expelling it's seeds. When you pull them from the stem you have to hold them tightly until you get them in your container or they will pop open and leave you empty handed. I love the feel when they pop open in my hand.

As soon as one beautiful flower dies out others are ready to take their place. There may be no bluebonnets, but the beauty continues. God knows exactly what he is doing.

Have a Great Day!!!!    


  1. It's one great show after another, isn't it?

  2. Okay, I'm hooked! Love your blog! I subscribed, too. And I love the title; I love the moon! Well done!!
    Looking forward to getting to know you! I think you will enjoy the books I read: a lot of Women's Southern Literature.
    McGuffy's Reader

  3. Great sentiment on the flowers. You have a great way of describing action that allows your readers to imagine what you're doing. :-)

  4. Hi Kathy!
    Thought I left you a comment on Wed!!Grrrrr!!
    Blogger is Really stepping on my last nerve!
    Didn't know this about harvesting the seed! Thanks for the lesson!
    Happy weekend,,,

  5. I have had nothing but trouble with Blogger since about nine last night. I have shut down and waited a few hours several times. Same problems. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend.


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