If you live in Texas, springtime brings the much anticipated bloom of the bluebonnets in nearly every roadside ditch and field. My husband and I took a drive on country roads out to Fredricksburg and back one lazy Saturday in April, and I felt nearly drawn to tears by the gorgeous, lush sea of blue flowers paving our way. It’s no wonder bluebonnet photo sessions are a necessary part of living here!
This beautiful family is the reason my husband and I moved to Texas. Pastor Ezra and Kendra Stanton started Mission Church in Round Rock.
Shout out to Kendra of Citizens of Beauty for modeling her beautiful family, as well as Pastor Ezra of Mission Church.
When I was a kid, autumn was magic (any season was, for that matter). I haven’t lost the wonder in the brilliance of those trees turning from green to red, nor of the spark of delight when I kick up browned leaves under my feet as I walk through the street. Discarded leaves smell like earth and mold. Flower blooms hang on for dear life through maybe two more days. I realize it’s time to wear my gloves again as the morning chill reaches into my fingers.
I wrote this poem when I was young, I know there’s more to it, but this is all I can remember:
“Autumn leaves drifting, drifting down
From tall trees towering high
Onto soft beds of brown
Underneath the clear blue sky.”