Finally, in between mixing cakes and baking cakes, I’ve had a few minutes to upload some pics from the Texas trip. These are special though. These photos are of a little tiny Methodist Church near Mason, Texas, heart of bluebonnet country. My mother, aunt and uncle discovered the church several years ago. I think the story goes they got a bit turned around (remember this was before GPS!) and were thrilled to find this old church sitting out in the middle of nowhere!! My aunt, known for her good old common sense, marked the spot on her map so it could be found again. And we did!!! Actually, we drove right to it.
The entire churchyard was smothered in bluebonnets, as were the roads coming and going! unbelievable carpets of blue everywhere.
The church doors were open so we wandered into the sanctuary and were met by a sweet little lady named Yvonne, whose turn it was this month to clean. She filled us in on all of the happenings of the church and answered questions like a professional tourist guide! Actually, she and her husband are ranchers in the area so we talked cattle.
This may…or may not…conclude this spring’s bluebonnet crop. I’m not sure I’ve downloaded all of my pics. But you can be sure if I haven’t, you’ll see more!! The bloom is still going strong. My nephew who lives in the Dallas area said last night that they have a bountiful crop there and if the bad weather/tornadoes bypass them the rest of the month, they will have flowers until the end of the month.
So, if you’re still hankering to head to Texas, there’s still time!