A typical scene these days in Washington County, between Navasota and Brenham.
This shot shows the amazing proximity between two different species of the bluebonnet: The "road bonnets" in the foreground are a hybrid of lupinus texenus, cultivated by the Texas Highway Dept, the blue streak in tbe background is the lupinous subcarnosus...
And watch out for bicyclists! They are all over the place! The bluebonnets here are the natives, the original "State Flower," (lupinus subcarnosus) an early blooming, slightly faded solid blue, straight growing variety, which always announces spring, and usually a week or more before the other native varieties, such as lupinus texenus. Note the rich rusts and yellows of the huisache grove in the background.
A river of Texas history, music, art and travel articles
Welcome to my "Stream of Consciousness," where I hope to give readers an artist's view of the local color and current issues of Navasota Texas, a place I have grown to love and have enjoyed for many years. Many legendary characters have made historic contributions to our incredible scrapbook, that all flow together into our story like so many streams feeding into the historic Navasota River Valley. You will find articles about Local History, Art, Navasota's Hall of Fame, our Music scene, some Political opinions, and a few original songs! So go ahead, and dip your toe into the Navasota Current!
A sixth generation Texan, landscape painter, sculptor, photographer, writer and historian, Russell Cushman shares his passion for the music, art and history of the Brazos Valley.
Russell has a blog about his art career, russellcushmanart.blogspot.com, and A great deal of his art can be viewed at his website, www.russellcushman.com.