Vernal Equinox

Vernal Equinox

Texas isn't much for seasons, but after years of being in an extreme drought we are finally getting large doses of rain and the wildflowers are loving it. Tuesday was the first day of Spring, the Vernal Equinox. Butterflies are fluttering all over the place and bees are buzzing to and fro. I try to get pictures of them while they last and looking over them makes getting through the long, hot summers a little easier. In 1932 the Texas Department of Transportation hired its first landscape architect to preserve and maintain the growth of wildflowers and other native plants along the Texas highways. The view varies from year to year depending on the conditions. One year Bluebonnets may dominate while other years it's a sea of Indian Blankets. It's always such a beautiful site.