These, my reading community, are bluebonnets:
They are annual occurrence here in New Home and symbolize, more than anything else, the coming of Spring.
Interestingly, prior to blooming they look like a weed, just like any other weed growing in fields or along the roadways. Then, seemingly all at once, they burst out into bloom (if I would not managed to kill myself trying to stop and take a picture, I would).
For about 3 weeks they will be everywhere, then they will disappear almost as quickly as they came, leaving behind us the promise of next Spring and foreshadowing another long, hot summer.