2012-03-21 / Opinion & Columns

The Way I See It

Road tripping and flowers
Sue Brown

A last minute trip to the Canyon Lake area to reconnect with my childhood friend Cyd Owen and her family proved to be a relaxing time after a sad time.

The drive there was so pretty. The early rains have been very conducive for Texas’ famed wildflowers. Bluebonnets, dandelions, phlox and thistles were bountiful with the backdrop of the hill country completing the setting. I made a complete road trip circle. Heading north on I35 (thank you Spring Breakers) and then came back on Hwy. 281.

Of course our south Texas highways are just as beautiful. Highway 16 was full of

“real” bluebonnets.

What are “real” ones? I call the really blue ones - none of those white blooms on the tip top - real wild bluebonnets. Those others are pretty, that is for certain, just not as brilliant as the solid ones.

If you haven’t been driving around the highways or backroads lately, be sure to do so before the blooms go away. Our photographer Leon Zabava captured a beautiful shot on Hwy. 97 going towards Floresville.

The lush green fields are also a welcomed sight after last year’s torching summer.

It it good to know that with the proper nourishment, even the dry, dead looking grass of the past can produce new growth. And seeds that didn’t have a chance to sprout last year are still viable and able to provide such beauty.

It lends much to everyday life.

In our bleakest time, the proper nourishment to our souls - love, understanding, forgiveness - can bring new life .

The way I see it, a healthy dose of all of the above is what I needed after this past week. Here’s to new growth.

That’s the way I see it, let me know your view – email me at sbrown@pleasantonexpress.com, or write at P.O. Drawer 880, Pleasanton, Tx 78064.

SUE BROWN is the Editor of the Pleasanton Express. Contact her at 830-281-2341 or sbrown@pleasantonexpress.com

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