Periwinkle Bright





Periwinkle bright
Merrily dotting broad fields
Photographers glee



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Bluebonnets Image Credit

You know Spring is upon us when luscious fields of Texas Bluebonnets sprout up.  These darlings debut … and for a few weeks … their pretty heads greet the day and the byway’s visitors.   During this peak time, it is not unusual to witness a larger number of motorcycles, cars, trucks and even 18-wheelers pulled to the side of the highways.  Your eyes do not have to wander far before you spot the recipient of springtime joy trying to find the perfect bluebonnet, in the “just right” spot with the preferred lighting.

At times the photographer is alone.  However, more often than not, in the middle of the volume of bluebonnets – sits a loved one whether it be a baby, child, family or pet — or any combination of the mentioned.  For me, it is an uplifting time — a joy to travel the roads and enjoy the Master Painter’s gifts for our eyes to behold. 

If the weather cooperates over the weekend I will be one of those out with my camera capturing the beginning of Spring’s colorful presentations.  If successful, I will post a personal photo!

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© rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011 – 2012


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About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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7 Responses to Periwinkle Bright

  1. souldipper says:

    Wow…a feast for the viewing.

  2. terri0729 says:

    Lovely poem and fabulous picture, Becca!!!

  3. granbee says:

    We have some of these sparkling blue periwinkles along some shoulders of streets here–but the purple woods violets are just going crazy here in NW Alabama, especially where I have so carefully been “encouraging” them to spread at edges of shrub plantings and the woodlot! Joy, oh, joy! How blessed we are, dear Becca!

    • becca givens says:

      Granbee — love those wood violets … such cheerful gifts.

      Here in Central Texas, these are called bluebonnets … I do have some periwinkles in my garden and hope the drought of last summer didn’t fry them into non-existence!! I will be on the look out as I am weeding all the thistle that is in over-abundance at the moment!

  4. booguloo says:

    Seeing that up close and personal would be a blessing. Hope it works out for you.

    • becca givens says:

      I must admit – although I am partial to South Louisiana flowers and flowering trees — these are a joy to see pop up all over … initially a few like a herald … then all of sudden more and more until one cannot help noticing the periwinkle colored fields. Next in line is Indian Paintbrush. The bluebonnet and paintbrush together are delightful to the eye. Thanks for stopping ~~ Happy weekend to you!

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