Bluebonnets are the state flower of Texas. Every spring they cover the sides of the road and fields to the point that the grass looks blue, and people stop their cars on the side of the interstate to take pictures of their kids in the little blue flowers. And like a good transplanted Texan, I try to take pictures in the bluebonnets every year as well. This year, I actually found bluebonnet plants for purchase at Home Depot, so mom and I planted them while she was here for spring break. I have really enjoyed watching them grow from a pot full of their trademark greenery to a bunch of large blue flowers and even more little buds. I know that bluebonnets usually don't last much past the beginning of May, and I will really miss seeing the blue fields along the side of the road, but I will miss the little patch of bluebonnets on my balcony even more.