We got one step ahead of last year and actually took out a camera during bluebonnet season. Unfortunately it didn't go as planned.
What is so incredibly scary about these flowers? Not much at first.
"Mom hardly ever brings me to enjoy wildlife in the middle of the fourth largest city in the United States while we're on our way to school!"
But light was too uneven. So we moved into the shade.
Hmmm...these bluebonnet things are interesting. I can see why they'd be in the running for state flower.
Then we hear loud singing. A happy woman who looks maybe Japanese approaches. She's wearing a surgical mask. But she's happy! Uh oh! Well, we're okay. She hasn't acknowledged our existence yet.
She explains to me in Spanish that the flowers are much better at the other side of the entire park. That's okay, I explain in Spanish. I'm on my way to work and we can't be late!
She nods enthusiastically that she understands, but then for whatever reason decides that my baby is in danger. She explains that I need to remove baby from the flowers. I smile and nod and wait for her to leave. Because NO WAY am I tromping all this way again. Nope.
She gets more insistent.
"BITE!! BITE!!! SHE GET BITE!!!!" I think perhaps she mentions snakes at this point. We're a half foot from the trail where she has just been singing loudly and yelling, mind you.
I keep smiling and nodding, but The Boonga doesn't think this is fun anymore. Especially when the stranger in a surgical mask begins moving flowers away from her legs calling out "BITE!!! BITE!!! SHE GET BITE!!!!"
I get her back for a moment, but only by hiding my cell phone amongst the flowers.
I'm hoping to try again this weekend.