As we passed through central Texas on our voyage home from our winter south, we were greeted by the state flower in full bloom.

Unfortunately, it’s difficult to get clear photos while passing by things that are close to the vehicle. There tends to be considerable blur, especially with roadside vegetation.

One thing I didn’t try was to do a photo burst. This likely would have given me at least one clear shot.

At any rate, it is what it is, and along with a couple of not the greatest photos, I have the memory of the fields and roadsides awash with the intense blue colour.

I did a bit of editing in Snapseed, using white balance correction, the pop filter and the tonal contrast tool, but was only able to get slight improvement from the original.

“The bluebonnet is to Texas what the shamrock is to Ireland, the cherry blossom to Japan, the lily to France, the rose to England and the tulip to Holland.”

Jack MaGuire