Thursday, April 08, 2010

April in Texas

I love, love, love April in Texas. In April 1982, Kevin and I and our 3 little girls, ages 1, 2, 3, moved to Texas from Arizona. We'd been in Arizona for 3 years and I was craving to see something green that wasn't covered in dust. Kevin promised me that it would be green. If you've ever crossed Texas from west to east, it doesn't really start getting nice and green until Dallas and east. It took a LOOOOONNNGGG time to actually see green. On the east side of Dallas, I found myself staring at the beautiful wildflowers along the road . Everything was in bloom. It was paradise! It was breathtaking. I soaked up all the different colors of green in the trees, in the buds, on the bushes. And the rainbow of flowers strewn all over. It was just so, so beautiful to me.

My favorite April flowers in Texas are the Bluebonnets.

Then I love the way the wisteria looks like it drips off the vine.

In the midst of this, the azaleas are in full bloom. Brilliant color all around. I love it!!

And rounding all this beauty up is the dogwood tree. It's so feminine and such a pretty pink. And it's in full bloom right now.

April in East Texas is a season that makes me feel closer to God, my creator. He made those brilliant flowers for our enjoyment. I can do nothing but praise Him as I see his creation in bloom.

Carpe Diem and Savor April!!


Lisa said...

I was just telling my husband the other day, that I always love living in East Texas, but Spring is the time that my love for it just starts all over again!


Christine said...

The wisteria is my fave!

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