Bluebonnet

Round Rock, TX | Medium format film photo by author

waves of blue following
the highway’s undulation
a lupine ribbon
drawn across the hill country
brought on by autumn rains
a sky-shadow trailing
underneath
the stars

official mascot of the vernal season
protected, revered
immortalized in every art
especially family photos
where posing groups leave behind
flattened sections
soon to be filled by flattened
patties left by the soft-eyed grazers
whose great warm lips
enjoy this new offering each spring


Texans know this one well! I grew up reading Tomie dePaola’s Legend of the Bluebonnet, and it haunts me still. Here’s the legend if y’all are unfamiliar with it. Thank you for reading!

Published by amyjasek

Film photographer, mother, positively passionate about life in general, Texan : )

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