Ohio’s “Texas Bluebonnets”

I have been viewing incredibly beautiful photos of bluebonnets on all the blogs of my Texas friends these past couple of weeks. I asked my sister one day “Does Ohio have anything like the Texas bluebonnets? A flower that comes up every year like that?” Neither of us could think of even one example of a beautiful flower like that in Ohio.

Until yesterday when I was outside taking photos and I suddenly realized…oh lucky us! Ohio does have it’s own version of the Texas bluebonnet!!

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Too bad for us Buckeyes that it’s actually a weed that it just about impossible to get rid of…

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A weed that blankets our yards with thousands of “beautiful” little faces that like to proliferate on an hourly basis…

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A weed that all my children have an insane attraction to and find it impossible to keep their little hands off of them…

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A weed that stains EVERYTHING it comes in contact with…and by “everything it comes in contact with” I mean my children’s clothes.

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Remember my I Faces entry of Weslea in her beautiful, pristine white dress sitting by my neighbor’s pond? Notice the lack of dandelions? That’s the magic of Photoshop. And I have learned that Photoshop is the only possible way to get rid of those dang things.

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This is one “flower” that we Buckeyes would love to see disappear as quickly as possible!

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Just thought you’d enjoy seeing our beautiful Ohio “yellowbonnets” in all their amazing loveliness.

Go away Ohio yellowbonnets. Unlike Texas bluebonnets, you are not welcome here!