To me, bluebonnets and Texas Longhorns definitely spells Texas. There is nothing quite as beautiful as driving through the Texas hill country in the spring to see the heavily dotted sides of the roads, pastures, open fields, wooded areas with bluebonnets, Indian paintbrushes, etc. But, lo’ and behold’ a totally awesome sight is you stumble on a beautiful longhorn sandwiched in with all the blue and sometimes yellow and orange spectacles of nature. It is really a sight to behold. If this doesn’t spark nostalgia for the Old West, I really do not know what would.
Longhorn cattle are a smorgasbord of totally unabashed, unpredictably varied, colorful hides that draw attention from people who pull over to the side of the road to take their picture. I’m one of these people, unless I am visiting a ranch. Like the great, late Texas Longhorn auctioneer, Eddie Wood said time and time again, “a Texas Longhorn steer will stop more traffic than a dead man.”