Sports, school and social activities are all canceled this spring, but bluebonnet season marches on.

Early April is typically the peak of blooming for Texas’ state flower, and the roadsides are carpeted with them now. Look along Gholson Road to Lake Shore Drive and out Highway 84 West or Highway 6 toward Valley Mills and you will see a bumper crop spurred on by a wet spring.

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J.B. Smith is the the Tribune-Herald managing editor. A native of Sulphur Springs, he attended Southwestern University and joined the Tribune-Herald in 1997. He and his wife, Bethany, live in Waco and have two children.

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