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Texas State Flower

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 12 April 2018 in Plant & Nature.

As historian Jack Maguire so aptly wrote, "It's not only the state flower but also a kind of floral trademark almost as well known to outsiders as cowboy boots and the Stetson hat." He goes on to affirm that "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."

NIKON D5500 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 400 105 mm (35mm equiv.)

Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Beautiful symbol of your country Barbara

12 Apr 2018 5:07am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

It is also familiar here. It is almost everywhere. It is a conqueror.

12 Apr 2018 5:27am

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

:) Good idea. Well done!

12 Apr 2018 8:40am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

LOVE this! THe wooden flag really defines the moment.

12 Apr 2018 1:41pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A pretty scene with the flag and flower.

12 Apr 2018 2:25pm

Devi from Chennai, India

that's a lovely image :)

12 Apr 2018 2:35pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien vu

12 Apr 2018 2:56pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A nicely-composed shot with beautiful colors!!

12 Apr 2018 6:11pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is very nicely shot.

12 Apr 2018 10:06pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Nice find and nice history lesson to accompany it. I lived in Texas for a decade, and bluebonnet season was a highlight.

13 Apr 2018 1:43am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel objet peint au milieu de cette végétaiton fantastique com po et ve

13 Apr 2018 2:31am

Lewis from Harns, Netherlands

Nice against the iron (?) Texan flag.

13 Apr 2018 3:45pm

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

The Bluebonnet is nicely placed.

13 Apr 2018 10:01pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

i like how it's in front of the very cool flag

14 Apr 2018 12:46am

1/250 second
ISO 400
105 mm (35mm equiv.)