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AROUND THE SQUARE
Wednesday, April 7, 2010 • Posted April 7, 2010

April.

Nice word.

In other languages, too.

Abril.

Avril.

Aprile.

Nice month.

Nice flowers.

Celestials.

Indian Paintbrush.

Bluebonnets galore.

We knew it would happen.

All that rain.

We knew the bluebonnets would bloom profusely.

Take a drive.

Quick.

Before they’re gone.

Out James River Road.

From Highway 87 all the way to the Llano River.

Or the Llano Highway all the way to Llano.

Or Red Lane.

Or drive around town.

Wow.

Those wildflowers bloom anywhere they dang well feel like.

Bluebonnets behind Dr. Pepper.

Bluebonnets at the City of Mason Recycling Center.

Rampant in Gooch Cemetery.

And Grit Cemetery too.

Leading the way up the steps to Gamel Guesthouse.

Adorning the entrance to the Social Hall at First United Methodist Church.

Billowing in random pastures.

Exploding in vacant lots.

Parading down alleyways.

Intertwined with prickly pear.

Lodged in cracks of granite.

Blue as water.

Their cool beauty eases the heat.

40 degrees in the morning.

87 in the afternoon.

Which is the norm in Texas.

In the Spring.

"April showers bring May flowers."

That’s for sure.

And more in April, too.

That’s Mason.

Renee Walker is an author, poet, and real estate broker on the square.

 

 

 

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