When spring arrives, the wildflow’rs start to grow In woods and fields, and by the country lanes. In reds and yellows, see the vernal show, Inaugurated by the winter rains! But in the state of Texas, we can say That springtime has a quite distinctive hue; The state’s official flower has its day, And crowns the grassy green with royal blue. The bluebonnets can be seen far and wide Beside each farm road, interstate, and route. For passersby, the bluebonnets provide A charming roadside floral photo shoot. The springtime brings us quite a lovely view In Texas, where both skies and flow’rs are blue. Father Richard Libby is a priest of the Diocese of Corpus Christi.