Monday, March 21, 2016

Spring has arrived...

...and the daffodils are lovely, yes, but out in Texas, where I grew up, Spring means one thing and one thing only -- bluebonnets!:

(Photo by Michael Wayne Barrett, 2015, courtesy of Texas Farm Bureau)

...and more bluebonnets:

(Photo by Michael Wayne Barrett, 2015, courtesy of Texas Farm Bureau)

...and still more bluebonnets, shown here strewn with an occasional Indian Paintbrush:

Well, enough of that.

In Georgia and Alabama, Spring always means azaleas and dogwood blossoms, which I may show to you at a later date. But to the young folk, Spring means prom season. Dress-up time! Here is my grandson Sawyer last Friday evening with his prom date:

Aren't they stunning? Brace yourself now for something entirely different. Here is my grandson Noah last Saturday evening with his prom date:

Unless this young lady was his prom date:

Or this young lady:

Or this young lady:

Or perhaps these guys. I can't decide if they remind me more of Dan Ackroyd and John Belushi in The Blues Brothers or Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith in Men In Black:

I give up. All I know for sure is that they are:

And here is my granddaughter Ansley, who had just finished singing and dancing in the final performance of the musical Crazy For You, which enjoyed a three-night run last week at her school. Crazy For You is a 1992 re-working of Gershwin*s 1930 musical Girl Crazy with a few extra old Gershwin standards added for good measure. Ansley played one of the Zander Follies girls, all of whom sported platinum blonde wigs. She is shown here with my grandson Matthew, her brother, who just happened to be home on spring break from Duke University:

Finally, my grandson Elijah and my grandson Sam are missing from this post because they are probably somewhere playing baseball and golf respectively, celebrating the arrival of Spring in the way they like best.

My grandchildren are my favorite flowers in any season.


jo(e) said...

I love the bluebonnets (what a wonderful riot of color) and all the young people heading to the prom. High school proms don't happen until June here.

Elephant's Child said...

We don't get bluebonnets, for which I am sorry. Loved all the flowers you showed today.

ADRIAN said...

I was enjoying the flowers and then the post really picked up a gear.

Hilltophomesteader said...

The flowers were lovely but your grandson in his amazing suit stole the blog post! He is obviously full of confidence and comfortable with himself (does he take after his grandpa a bit?) How fun to be so young and self-confident. I was a shy little plain-jane gal with glasses - straight A student, but not exactly a socialite, lol. I would like to look back at my high school years and see the fun I had, but actually I kept my nose in my books and never attended a dance. I'm much more confident now and find it way easier to talk to people, though I confess I still love my books just as much today, if not more!
Fun post, my friend!

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Lovely pictures Bob. Sartorially, it is easy to see that Noah has taken his fashion cue from his cool Grandpa (i.e. You!). Always advisable to look cool when one is planning to fill a large wooden boat with animals.

rhymeswithplague said...

Thanks to everyone who enjoyed the bluebonnets and the various grandchildren in this post. You are important to us and your call will be answered in the order it was received. Your estimated waiting time is 1 hour, 42 minutes.

Snowbrush said...

I envy you having a family, because aside from Peggy, the cats, and half sister for a penpal, I have none.

As for your post, I find that the flamboyant suit makes me nauseous. I also feel very good about being able to look at pretty young women and truly not care how they look.