No More Bluebonnets
I've posed with enough bluebonnets over the years. Beth found the perfect thistle, instead.
Then she got excited when she saw the bee. I've posed on turtles and cats, with hummingbirds and bugs. She was excited about this new friend.
But the bee flew off and the wind blew, just after Beth balanced me on top. I took a sudden tumble, but the prickly stem stuck to my legs like Velcro.
I love a wild flower adventure!
Part Way Up
Enchanted April is the name of a movie. Beth wants to go to Italy when she watches the movie. This April, she stayed in Texas and took me to Enchanted Rock instead. I am only sitting about half way up the Rock, in this photo.
Pink Granite Mountain in Texas
The big "pink rock" covers about 640 acres. It rises up 425 feet. It's the largest pink granite monadnock in the U.S. A monadnock is an isolated mountain, by the way.
Enchanted Rock actually looks pretty boring, in every picture I've ever seen.
At the Top
At the top you can hunt for this little marker. It was attached to the rock in 1956. I sat for a moment and caught my breath. We were at 1,825 elevation. That's high in Texas.
Actually I rode up in the camera bag. I was not panting. But I was sighing at the view.
My mom gave me this tiny bear over 25 years ago... because I like small things.