Saturday, March 14, 2009

Bluebonnets Past

A Dog Park regular, E., sent in pictures of the bluebonnets from two years ago and from last year. They illustrate a point I made in a previous post about the bluebonnet bounty of 2007 compared to last year and this year. 

Here is Joey, a lovely young Border Collie, poised mid-air, in a field of bluebonnets. Now, imagine that this field is as big as a city block. Impressive—both the flowers and Joey's ability to fly Superman style! This photo was taken 3/31/07.

Here is Joey a year later (3/28/08) in the same field. Hi, Joey! Both Joey and the bluebonnets are more subdued. (Could both have superhuman powers—including the ability to predict the upcoming  tumultuous  election and the financial crisis that would rock the world?) 

This year, we've only just had our first substantial rain, and already I've seen more, healthier looking bluebonnets than I reported earlier. For consistency's sake, E. promises to take another photo of Joey in the same field at the end of the month, and I will dutifully post it. 

In the meantime, I am heading to Oklahoma for spring break. Roma and Muzzy and I are going to Muzzy's homeland. We hope to be able to post at least once from the land of red dirt, whose motto is Labor Omnia Vincit--Labor Conquers All. 

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