Texas pride

> Made a quick trip to Austin, Texas this weekend. As I’m a native Texan it was filled with nostalgia. I forget until I go back to visit, just how much Texas pride exists within the people, both native and not. More so than in most states, you see Texas this and Texas that. Cowboy hats, boots, armadillos, rattlesnakes, scorpions, bluebonnets are red chili’s are plastered all over the souvenirs.

I’d love to hear where my readers hail from (originally) and how state pride manifests itself. Talk to me.

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As an author of sizzling romance, Annie takes contemporary settings. and incorporates twists with sci-fi and paranormal elements.
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3 Responses to Texas pride

  1. >Hey Girl! Glad to see ya back. I'm from Wyoming, so we have the cowboy hats, boots, and rattlesnakes. Aside from that we have the Jackalope (they say it originated in the town I'm from but I've seen that in every town that advertises the little Jackrabbit with Antelope horns), the cotton wood trees (when the cotton releases it looks like it's snowing in 80 degree heat. Really cool!), wind (oh my gosh do we have wind. There are no trees to stop it, so it was nothing for us to have 30 to 40 mph winds on a daily basis.), snow (enough to cover a car), and prairie dogs (ranchers hated those little animals because they dug holes in prime pasture land. The cattle and horses would step in the holes and break a leg. Not good.). Oh and I can't leave off the Indian Paintbrush flowers. It was against the law to pick them but they looked awesome in a bouquet…grin…This was fun. Can't wait to read the others…Tami


  2. >Forgot to mention the Indian Paintbrush flower is Wyoming state flower. And of course, I NEVER picked any… ;-)Tami


  3. >Tami, it sounds like Wyoming can be very beautiful between those cottonwood trees and the Indian Paintbrush. The Texas flower is a bluebonnet which grows like a weed once it gets a foothold. They sometimes cover entire hillsides and are beautiful. Same no-picking law, though in our own yard, we weren't so strict about it. 😉


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