Today was a LONG day of driving for us - from Roswell, NM to Ranger, TX - almost 400 miles. We are generally in the max 200-mile range, so this was a long day for us. The winds were also difficult - at times Miss Daisy seemed very "squirrelly" (sp?).
At one point, we stopped at a picnic area to change drivers. We'd been seeing pretty little blue flowers, but they didn't look like bluebonnets, and they weren't.
|One type of pretty little blue flower - isn't it tenacious, holding on amongst the rocks?|
|These were the ones that looked like bluebonnets along the side of the road, but up close, they aren't.|
|And there were pretty little orange ones too!|
|A mound of them on the little hillside next to the little pond. US 84 is just beyond the guardrail.|
There were pretty blue and orange flowers - just not the anticipated bluebonnets and Indian paintbrush.