You know it's finally Spring in the great state of Texas when the bluebonnets are in full bloom. Known as the Texas state flower, many people look forward to posting pictures of the first bloom of the season. However, this year is a bit different. A new social media challenge started by Texas police officers is taking the internet by storm and by golly you have to see it.
Various police departments across the state have taken part in the bluebonnet challenge using the hashtag #BackTheBLUEbonnets.
The new challenge asks members of law enforcement to pose in a field of bluebonnets and post it online. The photos can be silly or informative, it's completely up to creativity. Some officers have used the platform to share tips on anti-littering and how to take safe photos while others talk about events in the community.
Here's a look at some of our favorites:
Temple Police Department
Puppies and police?! Somebody pinch me.
We decided to join the #BackTheBLUEBonnets Challenge but wanted to make sure you knew that our Animal Shelter has #kittens available for adoption now and will have #puppies in a few weeks!
Let us know which pic is your favorite!#WildflowerCapitalofTexas #AnimalAdoption pic.twitter.com/fZequFBeZU
— Temple Police Dept (@TempleTXPolice) April 4, 2019
Mineral Wells Police Department
Their hilarious take of the social media channel kept us laughing.
— Mineral Wells Police (@MineralWellsPD) April 3, 2019
Farmers Branch Police Department
This cop took the bluebonnet challenge to a whole new level.
— Giles Hudson (@CBS11Giles) April 3, 2019
Irving Police Department
One Twitter user asked, "when is the calendar coming out?".
— Irving Police Dept. (@IrvingPD) April 2, 2019
Grapevine Police Department
It's an exhausting job.
— Grapevine Police (@GrapevinePolice) April 2, 2019
Williamson County EMS
And last but not least, you can't forget the EMS.
We too #BacktheBluebonnets! Williamson County EMS Paramedics Morrison and Harmon found time between 911 calls to support our brothers and sisters in law enforcement and frolic in the beautiful bluebonnets! pic.twitter.com/2CTIzUQ9p5
— Preparing WilCo (@PreparingWilCo) April 5, 2019
The bluebonnets are set to be in bloom until mid-April so grab your camera while you can and snap a few bluebonnet pictures before it's too late.