"...To find a great patch of bluebonnets or Indian paintbrushes about all you have to do is drive down any highway in Texas. The Department of Transportation spreads more than 33,000 pounds of wildflower seed along the rights-of-way to ensure a good crop..."
"...The BlueBonnetsBoom Boom Boom Boom..."
"...Former Go-Go's pluck Kathy Valentine at the wheel and roaring guitarist Eve Monsees riding shotgun, the Bluebonnets plow down an expanse of rock & roll nostalgia while bassist/vocalist Dominique Davalos and drummer Kristy McInnis rollick through a tight rhythmic ballast on Tonewrecker. As with 2014 sophomore album Play Loud, the local quartet cycles through revved-up hooks and intricate fretwork that guns mojo blues, jangly pop, jagged rock, and punk thrust..."
"...I mean, what kind of sick person would walk away from a spectacle like that in disgust? It would be like turning your back on the sublime beauty of a West Texas sunset ... or a field full of bluebonnets ....."
"...6) The Bluebonnets, Play Loud..."
"...28], Jim Caligiuri takes a look at women in Austin music. I was quite excited to read the article and due to the title, I was sure Kathy Valentine would have been one of the subjects regarding her having a place from her days out of Reagan High School, the Violators, and up through her other work to her present band the Bluebonnets, which also has another major force in Austin music, Eve Monsees..."
"...Top Notch opened in 1971, when the city of Austin didn't extend very far past Anderson Lane. North Anderson Lane at that time consisted mostly of fields of bluebonnets – I know because I was 10 years old in 1971, and I remember..."
"...Bluebonnets bloomed along the highway to the Travis County Expo Center, but inside, the ninth annual Lonestar Rod & Kustom Round Up sprang and sprawled hot rods of every size, decade, and color. James Burton's eternal six-string twang detailed the ride..."
"...You know it's a perfect time of the year to drive out to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center: bluebonnets everywhere, blooming in blue profusion along the highway, accented by red-orange patches of Indian paintbrush. Floral beauty like that, native plants like these: one of the reasons that Lady Bird (and actress Helen Hayes) started the center in the first place...."
"...Cats are only one of the challenges facing the modern bird, what with all the cell phone towers, wind turbines, and enormous, confusing picture windows in the McMansions sprouting up like bluebonnets in March. And one of the biggest problems is that those McMansions are sprouting up right where those bluebonnets (and other native species) used to grow..."
"...Bluebonnets and barbecue make springtime in Texas special. The annual show of colorful wildflowers lining the roads accent some of the most scenic drives in the world, as if you needed an excuse to drive 60 miles or so to get succulent, smoked meats...."
"...He founded the Historic Sites and Restoration branch of the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife, was the first state restoration architect with the Texas Historical Commission, and chaired the Historic Landmarks Commission. He received the Sue and Frank McBee Visionary Award from the Heritage Society of Austin and the first Texas Medal of the Arts in Architecture.Kelly Fearing As an artist, Kelly Fearing has been an explorer restlessly searching for landscapes beyond the longhorns and bluebonnets that have preoccupied so many Texas artists..."
"...A Mid-Indian Summer Night's Dream: Missing the Bluebonnets..."
"...In 1971, he started a turf-seeding company growing grasses for landscape architects. The wildseed business started with a single row of bluebonnets that he grew for the Texas Department of Transportation...."
"...A series of natural pigment paintings feels out of place and bland in comparison to the other works. Solid, subtle washes of blue, yellow, cream, and slate in pigments made from lavender, thistle, bluebonnets, and other wildflowers are hung in a row in frames significantly smaller than the majority of the other works..."