The Bluebonnet Trails Festival in Ennis opened Friday night. It's the first time the festival has opened early in its 65-year history. Fitting, since the bluebonnet a bloomed a little early this year too.
"Well, that's just Mother Nature," said Ennis Garden Club President Julie Hejny. "We love Her wig all our hearts, but that's just what happens"
Henjy says there have been better years for bluebonnets. "This has not been a stellar year for us, but it is still beautiful," she assured.
The Bluebonnet Festival is a celebration of the Texas state flower. "I like the delicacy of the petals and I like the fragrance," Hejny said.
The festival is meant to showcase the flower and Ennis the "Official Bluebonnet Trail of Texas."
"This is what we work for all year long," Hejny said. "They get to come down and get a little bit of a country lifestyle for a day or two."
And if the rain comes to the party, not to worry. "We may get a little rain," said Bluebonnet Trails Chair Sandy Anderson. "The best photos are taken in partly cloudy to cloudy skies because it does not wash out the color in the flowers."
The Ennis Bluebonnet Festival runs Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.