Some years back a mild wet spring produced a spectacular crop of bluebonnets in the hill country of Texas. It took just the right combination of mild temperatures and Spring showers, and from all accounts, the subsequent crops were puny by comparison.
There have been some early sightings in East Texas. So maybe, just maybe, this could be another banner year. Let's keep our fingers crossed.
Now here would be a good weekend outing for April 10-11, 2010. First, a leisurely drive around Willow City Loop to see the bountiful bluebonnet blossoms. Then finish up at the gun show in Fredericksburg. What a weekend that would be. It doesn't get much better than that.