Blue bonnets are the State Flower of Texas. For the past two years blue bonnets have been minimal because of the drought. This year there is a bumper crop. People are taking the blue bonnet tour. One particular drive is the Willow City Loop. You can see pictures of the fabulous views here.
We have no idea how these came to live in our yard. Though their seeds can lie dormant for ten years or more, we didn't seed them. They just appeared. There used to be two green houses (in which my husband grew herbs for wholesale to the local nurseries) where they are now growing . It's a mystery, but however they got here we are honored to have them. The bees are happy too.
From this first picture of the first blue bonnet which I posted just three weeks ago...
...we now have this!
Has something wonderful and unexpected come up in your life or yard this spring?