The Bushes: At Home on the Range

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    April 17, 2003: On his ranch in Crawford, President Bush and Barney stand in a field of blue bonnets — the state flower of Texas.

    Eric Draper
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    December 31, 2007: President Bush rides his bike on a trail through one of the ranch’s fields of little bluestem — the main prairie grass of Central Texas — which turns a reddish hue in the fall and winter.

    Chris Greenberg
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    May 21, 2007: Laura Bush and Jeannine de Hoop Scheffer, wife of NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, stroll through native wildflowers in front of the Bush home in Crawford, Texas. In the foreground grows Coreopsis (yellow), and behind is Lemon Horse-Mint (purple). Tall native prairie grass rings the lake.

    Shealah Craighead
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    May 21, 2007: Wildflowers and native grasses grow beneath two trees on the Prairie Chapel Ranch. In the foreground is Texas Star (yellow), with Lemon Horse-Mint (purple) growing behind. The blue-green ring of plants in the background is Texas Prickly-Pear Cactus. A native prairie patch grows between the trees.

    Shealah Craighead
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    May 21, 2007: Ranch wetlands built by the Bushes. Water lilies grow in the pond; cattails flourish at the far end. In the foreground, the grass growing in the water is Duck Potato. On the horizon, switch grass and indian grass grow atop the dam.

    Eric Draper
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    August 23, 2007: Monarch butterflies on the Bush ranch in Crawford, Texas. During the fall and spring months monarch butterflies migrate between their two primary breeding grounds in North America and Mexico.

    Chris Greenberg