Matthew Dickerson: Of bluebonnets and butterflies

SWATHS OF THE famous bluebonnet flower, which is related to Vermont’s familiar lupin, greeted our outdoor columnist when he visited the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Texas this week. The center gave him an opportunity to slow down and notice the beauties of the outdoors that he sometimes misses. Photo courtesy of Matthew Dickerson

I confess that walking around a wildflower preserve does not jump to the forefront of my mind when I ponder outdoor activities.

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