Friday, April 25, 2014

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Texas Bluebonnets

The Bluebonnets are in full bloom now.  You can look out and see large patches of deep blue flowers.  It looks like someone spread a blue blanket across the field.  I get really saddened when I see people taking pictures of their kids in the bluebonnets.  Some people, not everyone, have no respect for the flower.  They sit or lay in them and end up crushing the flowers; leaving behind nothing to see for those of us who want to look at the beauty of the plants.  So, if you are one who insists on taking pictures in the bluebonnets, please be curteous and don't trample the flowers. 

The Legend of the Bluebonnet

The Texas fields are covered
With a blanket of deep blue.
But for a little Indian girl,
This would not be true.

Texas land was buried and dry.
Rains just would not come.
Indians danced and prayed for rain,
And beat upon their drums.

The Chief made a proclamation.
He appealed to one and all.
A prized possession must be sacrificed
Before the rains would fall.

The Indian camp was silent,
While each person searched his heart.
But when it came to sacrifice,
With possessions they would not part.

Suddenly a little girl stepped forth,
Holding her blue-clad doll.
She placed it in the roaring fire
and raindrops began to fall.

The rain brought forth the grass,
Among its blades, flowers of blue.
To be a sign for all the time
Of a love so pure and true.

Author Unknown

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

San Juan

I was able to spend a whole week in San Juan, Puerto Rico recently and it was really nice.  I was there for work, but did have a few hours each day free to explore.  I went on an excursion to the El Yunque rain forest and then did a historical visit to Old San Juan.  Once I sort through all of my pictures, I will post some for everyone to see.