Friday, March 25, 2016

A Sunday Drive

Last Sunday was a bit cool, but a beautiful day for a drive in the country. We had celebrated our daughter's big birthday the night before, so here are a couple of shots from the party:
My three children, Heidi, Angel and Randy 
 Army Nurse Friends
My baby and me

It is really hard to take a picture that captures the beauty of the bluebonnets and the Indian Paintbrush.

If you look off into the distance, you can get a feel for how beautiful the bluebonnets are along the road. And here's a closeup.
We stopped at one of those "historical markers" along the road and found a sign directing us to a little cemetery. Six Mile School and Cemetery Click to learn more about it.
We wondered where they were measuring the six miles, but found out it is six miles from the town of Llano TX. We love exploring, so walked into the fenced area.

One of the first monuments we saw was this sad one for a child, less than two.

The cemetery grounds were a sea of bluebonnets surrounding all the gravesites.


We drove into the city for an ice cream, and this is the courthouse in Llano. Texas courthouses are all very unique.

Joining in today with Willy Nilly Friday 5 and Five on Friday. Thanks for hosting!

Linda Kay

28 comments:

Patricia said...

Happy Birthday to your girl, Linda Kay. A lovely photo of you both. Those bluebonnets are the best, such a gorgeous colour and so prolific. Happy Easter.

Anvilcloud said...

It's sobering to realize how old our kids are.

Love the bluebonnets.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I love the historical cemetery...I too would be interested in reading the tombstones. Always humbling.

And your bluebonnet fields...beautiful.

Duckbutt said...

Great pictures. Happy Birthday to your daughter.

TexWisGirl said...

we're a little behind you yet here, but they're coming up.

Lin Floyd said...

my hubby is from Gatesville Texas and loves bluebells...

Maggid said...

golly, this looks lovely . . thank you for a close up of the flowers . . I hope the ice cream in Llano is extra tasty.

Connie said...

I love taking road trips with my blogging sisters, thank you for the lovely tour. I was impressed with the cemetery filled with wild flowers. I can not think of a nicer place to put a loved one to rest. Who would not love to be laying in a field of wildflowers. I never in my life thought that I would be commenting on the beauty of a cemetery, but as they say, "never say never", LOL.
Happy Easter!
Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

cemeteries have a way of throwing me into the past.

Lowcarb team member said...

Such a great selection of photo's you've shared.
Love that one of you with your daughter.

Those bluebonnets are lovely aren't they.

Have a Happy Easter Weekend

All the best Jan

Tom said...

I can see why you folks are so passioned about your bluebonnets, they are delightful!

Gosia k said...

Your photos are great. Happy Birthday for your daughter,. Happy Easter for youand yours from Poland Gosia

Latane Barton said...

What beautiful bluebonnets, Linda. Such a glorious sight as far as the eye can see.

William Kendall said...

The cemetery is pretty and poignant.

Grantham Lynn said...

Great post! I love the cemetary covered in Bluebonnets.
Sorry I missed you Wednesday. I've just had difficulty posting this week. Tooooo many things rumbling in my mind. I can't concentrate!
I hope to be settled next week.
Wishing you a Happy Easter.

fishducky said...

From one of my old posts:

My youngest son Blake was 52 this year. I am 36. The best way to explain this anomaly is to tell you about something that I read in one of Kirk Douglas’ books. A “senior” movie actress was being interviewed. The reporter said, “Forgive me, Madame, but I have to ask. Your son (who was also a star) admits to being 56. You claim to be 63. How can this be?” Her answer (& mine): “He has his life—I have mine!”

Saucy Kodz said...

Your daughter has your wonderful smile. Happy belated birthday to her. Your bluebonnets are so beautiful. I love the closeups and I am always in for walking and exploring. We have a very olde cemetery just up the road and I have read most of the writing on the stones over the years. It amazes me how the stones have changed over the years to very modern photos and drawings on some. Have a lovely weekend and Easter with your family.

Terra Hangen said...

Gravestones softened by a sea of bluebonnets, now that is a poetic sight. Happy birthday to your daughter.

Mascha said...

What a lovely photostory!
It's often hard to make a photo, what shows the real beauty - I know that! But you've well captured that all.
I've enlarged the photos to see, what is a bonnet - I think, they are with us too, but later, only in may-june. It must be many warmer at your place.
Happy Easter from Germany :-)

Rain Trueax said...

Great photos of what looked like a wonderful day. So glad you shared it. You have a beautiful family.

Grantham Lynn said...

Happy Easter.

Rose said...

I really enjoyed the series...liked seeing your children. And would it be wonderful to be buried where there was a carpet of bluebonnets in the sprint?

Far Side of Fifty said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter! What beautiful roadsides just beautiful for Easter! :)

Kay said...

Oh my! Your children, the blue bonnets and Indian paintbrush are absolutely stunning!

Valerie CottageMakingMommy said...

What a beautiful time. I love old cemeteries.

Mike said...

You said the magic word... ICE CREAM! Now I need me some ICE CREAM!

Tanya Breese said...

what a great photo of you and your baby! happy birthday to her! i love that old cemetery, it looks beautiful with the bluebonnets...it is always sad to see the grave of a child :( really neat courthouse! thank you for linking to willy nilly and i hope you will come back tomorrow!

Cynthia said...

The bluebonnet fields are so pretty! Especially along with the red flowers in contrast. Happy birthday to your beautiful daughter!

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