"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." -Jack Maguire
"It's not only the state flower but also a kind of floral trademark almost as well known to outsiders as cowboy boots and the Stetson hat."
While we were in Belton we stopped by the most beautiful bluebonnet field near the house where Byron grew up to take a few pictures. Nothing says spring in Texas quite like bluebonnets.