Celebrating the Red, White, and Blue


No, this isn’t the traditional red, white, and blue of bunting and flags, but when I found this trio blooming in the Rockport City Cemetery on March 23, there was no question they would be a perfect floral tribute for our Fourth of July celebrations.

The bluebonnet, of course, is Texas’s state flower; the white bluebonnet is a natural variant, and the wine cups add just the right, rosy touch. These flowers faded long ago, but what we celebrate today — freedom, independence, and a wonderful if complex national history — endures. Happy Independence Day!


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