Texas Bluebonnets

Spring time in Texas is undeniably beautiful.  There is a plethora of wildflowers, so thick lining the highways that they remind me of the corn and tobacco fields back home.  Spring hits us earlier than most states so while my parents are talking about 50 degree weather back East, here it's been a steady 80 degrees since February.  You can't help but notice the flowers painting a trail throughout the city of San Antonio weaving colors together to create a beautiful flora tapestry.  The most prominent color being the infamous blue-indigo of the Texas Bluebonnet.

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.

A Comanche Legend