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Bluebonnets in bloom at Blisswood

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

A baby among the bluebonnets. Have Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Skeeter Hagler create portraits of your family among the blooming flowers at BlissWood Bed and Breakfast, a retreat and working ranch in Cat Spring, Texas.

The bluebonnet, as you may know, is the state flower of Texas, but we have so many of them now, it may as well be the official flower of BlissWood, our  vacation ranch just an hour west of Houston.

“Just fields and fields of them,” B&B owner Carol Davis says. “It looks like seas of blue here.”

About all she can do is marvel and suggest you get on over to the ranch and get your picture taken among the blossoms by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Skeeter Hagler, or maybe go horseback riding to soak in the glorious view while the flowers are peaking. Imagine how sweet that would be.

It’s a bumper year, Davis says, and the bluebonnets will be in bloom for about five weeks. Lupinus texensis, the scientific name for the bluebonnets that blanket Central Texas, prompted the late state governor, W. Lee “Pappy” O’Daniel to sing that “you may be on the plains or the mountains or down where the sea breezes blow, but bluebonnets are one of the prime factors that make the state the most beautiful land that we know.”

Read more about bluebonnets here at Blisswood. And by all means, visit us and see for yourself.

 

 

 

Bluebonnets in Bloom on our Central Texas Guest Ranch

Monday, March 14th, 2011

A wise man once said, The bluebonnet is to Texas what the shamrock is to Ireland, the cherry blossom to Japan, the lily to France, the rose to England and the tulip to Holland.”*

Picture yourself sitting among the bluebonnets at our Texas Vacation Ranch.

Well, the bluebonnets will soon be in bloom at our Central Texas Guest Ranch. By the end of March, we expect our fields to be blue, blue, blue – dotted here and there with red or pink Texas Paintbrush, and yellow Greenthread and Square-Bud Primrose.

Bluebonnets are native to Texas, and are the state flower. They were beloved by Native Americans before Europeans discovered this land; and the first Spanish settlers collected their seeds and cultivated them around their missions. Texas Bluebonnets come in a variety of shades: royal blue, a bolder blue, and white mixed with rosy purple and lavender.

Of course, what we most love about them is their delicate beauty. When we go horseback riding through our Houston area Texas Vacation Ranch in the spring, we are simply awed by the landscape. There is no place we would rather be.

Now is the time to plan a trip to our Texas vacation ranch while the bluebonnets are in bloom. Take advantage of our Midweek Lodging Special; for details and reservations, call 713-301-3235

*Historian Jack Maquire. See Texas Bluebonnets.

Bluebonnets are Back!

Monday, April 5th, 2010

In just about one week, the bluebonnets will be in full bloom at our Houston vacation ranch. If you have never experienced the Texas Hill Country in full bluebonnet bloom you really should. It is like nothing else I’ve ever experienced. The fragrance of millions of bluebonnets infuses the air. The blue ground shimmers as far as the eye can see when the breeze gently caresses those delicate flowers. It’s magical.

BlissWood’s own photographer, Skeeter Hagler, will be available to capture you in the bluebonnet fields surrounding our Central Texas b&b. We are now taking reservations for private photography sessions, whether you are a guest here at BlissWood or not. Call 713-301-3235 for reservations.

Have Skeeter create beautiful portraits of your family among the bluebonnets.


At Lehmann Ranch, 1 hour west of Houston

13251 Newberg Rd.
Cat Spring, TX 78933

Email: Carol@BlissWood.net
Phone: 713-301-3235

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