Sign of Spring: Wildflowers

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Whenever I think of spring, I envision beautiful fields of bluebonnets blooming in Texas.

Country fence and bluebonnets. Copyright Robin Kenny.


The bluebonnet is the state flower of Texas. From the time I could walk, my grandmother would take me out each year for photo ops in fields of bluebonnets.

In field of bluebonnets as a teenager. Copyright Kathy Carmichael.

Grandmother in field of bluebonnets. Copyright Kathy Carmichael.

To this day, my sisters and I can’t resist stopping when we see the flowering beauties.

 Family in field of bluebonnets. Copyright Kathy Carmichael.


In the spirit of passing on the tradition, our children are forced to endure enjoy these photo ops, too. If you’re not familiar with bluebonnets, they have lovely royal blue petals and can grow up to a foot tall.

 Niece in field of bluebonnets. Copyright Kathy Carmichael.


Below are ten of my favorite wildflowers, with links to where you can see them.

Kathy’s 10 Ten Favorite Wildflowers

  1. Texas Bluebonnet
  2. Texas Paintbrush
  3. Black-eyed Susan
  4. Silver Lupine
  5. Shasta Daisy
  6. Mexican Hat
  7. Blue Flax
  8. Bachelor Button
  9. Wild Cosmos
  10. Indian Blanket

What are some of your favorite wildflowers?



Chasing Charlie by Kathy Carmichael

Simply like my Facebook page and post a comment there for one of two chances to win an ebook copy of the Prequel to my Texas Legacy Romantic Comedy series, Chasing Charlie.






Follow the below links to enter the March Madness Give-away.

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About March Madness: That time of year when women across the country are left to their own devices during the NCAA basketball playoff tournament.


Sure we could do some early spring cleaning, catch up on laundry, organize closets, and throw out all the junk in the garage/attic, but where’s the fun in that? So, instead of work, we thought we’d host our version of March Madness: A prize filled hop presented by some of the best names in romance. And we’ve made it easy for you to join in.


Simply hop from blog to blog and “follow”, “Like”, “Friend” etc. the authors’ sites then leave a comment on their blog post. Each author is running their own giveaway as well as participating in the Rafflecopter Grand-Prize Giveaway of a Kindle Fire O

R Nook Color, A $50 Amazon/B&N Gift Card, A $25 Amazon/B&N Gift Card, and 6 – $10 Amazon/B&N Gift Cards, as well as a “basket” of books. The event is live from March 5 – March 31st, 2013 to give you plenty of time to tour all the sites.


Rules: You must be 18 years or older as of 12:01AM March 5, 2013. No purchase Necessary. Avoid where prohibited. This event is open to worldwide participation (basket of books limited to US/Canada shipping address only). You are limited to one tweet, follow, like etc per day, however you can follow one blog, tweet about another, and like a 3rd’s Facebook page all on the same day. Be sure to follow the rules laid out by the individual authors about their respective giveaways, as they will vary from site to site. Rules and Terms are listed in the Rafflecopter. Grand-prizes will be announced on or about April 5th, 2013 on While we will make every effort to contact you, it is ultimately the winner’s responsibility to check winning status and claim their prize. Posted winners will have 5 days, from the date of post to contact host and claim their respective prize. If the posted winner fails to contact host, prize may be forfeited and awarded to another randomly drawn entrant and distributed without further notice.


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