Friday, March 30, 2012

Brilliant Bluebonnets Blooming at White Rock Lake


The spectacular display of Bluebonnets at White Rock Lake continues. The images below were taken late yesterday afternoon. The field of Bluebonnets is located directly across from the fishing pier between the yacht club and the Mockingbird pedestrian bridge.

Spectacular Bluebonnet field at White Rock Lake, Dallas, Texas
The Bluebonnet field near Mockingbird pedestrian bridge

Bees play a critical role in the pollination of flowers and other plants. The image below shows a honey bee hard at work on a Bluebonnet, and also a dragonfly.


A honey bee on a Bluebonnet wildflower at White Rock Lake, Dallas, Texas
Stunning Bluebonnet with a honey bee and dragonfly 


Wildflowers in full bloom at White Rock Lake, Dallas including these Bluebonnets.
Bluebonnets with cumulous nimbus clouds


Have you ever wondered how bees transport pollen back to their hives? They have pollen sacks on their back legs. As they collect the pollen, it is placed in the pollen sacks. And this is how the bees get the pollen back to their hives.

In the image below you can see the orange-colored bulging pollen sacks on the bees back legs.


Honey bee and a Texas Bluebonnet wildflower at White Rock Lake, Dallas
A stunning image of a honey bee on this Bluebonnet wildflower


Bluebonnets in full bloom at White Rock Lake, Dallas, Texas
Native Americans wove fascinating folk tales around Bluebonnets


In the entire field of Bluebonnets, there was only ONE other wildflower – a single boom - and this was it!


Wildflowers in bloom at White Rock Lake, Dallas, Texas
A single bloom in the entire field that was not a Bluebonnet

The Bluebonnet image below shows a honey bee in flight. It is an excellent example of the pollen sacks on the back legs of bees. This bee was obviously working hard. His orange-colored pollen sack if stuffed with goodness.


Bluebonnets with bee and pollen sack at White Rock Lake, Dallas, Texas
Notice the orange pollen sacks on the back legs of the bee.


Another view of the Bluebonnet field at White Rock Lake, situated in east Dallas, Texas. Wildflowers are in full bloom at the lake right now.

Field of beautiful Bluebonnets at White Rock Lake, Dallas, Texas
The Bluebonnet is to Texas what the Shamrock is to Ireland


Below is a single flower of the spectacular Bluebonnet. Don't miss the display. It's stunning!

Glorious Texas Bluebonnets flowering at White Rock Lake, Dallas, Texas
The Bluebonnet is the official state flower of Texas

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Spectacular Bluebonnets at White Rock Lake


White Rock Lake is located in east Dallas, Texas.

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2 comments:

  1. Gorgeous. And thanks for the explanation & great photos of the bee's pollen sacks.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it. Come back to visit sometime.

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