Thoughtful Thursday: Spring memories


The Magnet Tribune: Zoe Alvarez

Texas wildflowers in the spring.

Zoe Alvarez , Thoughtful Thursday columnist

The Texas wildflowers are blooming. The landscapes are painted with vivid colors of yellow, pink, blue and purple.

The bluebonnet blooms beautifully on the lovely Texas landscape. I always loved the bluebonnet. It was my symbol of pride for Texas. Such a delicate flower with blue hues was native to my home state. I absolutely loved knowing that I have the opportunity to see the bluebonnet every spring. As we passed on the interstate I saw seas of bluebonnets. My father then offered to stop for a moment to take pictures.

I stood with my camera as a gentle cool breeze passed the flowers making them sway gingerly. It was a lovely sight to see. The sun shined providing a warm light for the flowers to bask in. I felt tranquility like no other.

It was a delightful afternoon. The moment I was living in was pure and almost ethereal. I could feel the warmth of the sun on my skin. I breathed in, taking in the wonderful day Spring had given me. She gave us her best gift, the blooming of the wildflowers.

From far away these flowers were vibrant patches of violet, bubblegum pink, coral orange, and soft white. Up close they were flowers of all kinds mixed together to create blends of flowers.

It was truly a gift to the eyes. I couldn’t help but feel happiness and content towards these wildflowers. Spring seems to outdo herself every single time.

These little Texas wildflowers became one of my fondest memories.

Song for today: Are You Bored Yet? by Wallows