Last weekend we went on a wildflower quest and drove the country roads east of San Antonio Texas. I believe we may have been just past peak for that area but we did find some nice spots. My favorite was this field with various rusty farm implements surrounded by fields of bluebonnets.
You can see more of my wildflower photos here.
It’s springtime in Texas and it looks like it’s going to be a great season for wildflowers. Last year was pretty dismal due to the extreme drought we are going through. However, lots of February rain is bringing March flowers… You can see more of my wildflower photographs here.
South of Ft. Worth Texas,16 miles west of Waxahachie & just down the road from Maypearl lives the Auburn cemetery. That’s pretty much all that remains of the small community that once called this area home. In 1968 the census reported a population of 12. I’m thinking those 12 have probably moved on… All thats left behind is this beautiful little cemetery where the flowers from past generations continue to bloom.
I was out photographing some of beautiful Texas wildflowers the other day and ran across these tiny white flowers with a nice blue Bluebonnet background. I was trying to find their name but did not have any luck. Any ideas?
I (finally) got out to try and capture some of the spectacular wildflower displays of 2010 when Beverly & I discovered this ranch near Chalk Bluff Texas. Bluebonnets & Indian Paintbrushes covered the gently rolling hills as far as you could see. After taking a few images we took the blanket out of our trunk & had a picnic under the huge oak tree near the center of the photograph. The weather was perfect & the scent of wildflowers filled the air. It really does not get much better than this.
It is beginning to look like springtime in Texas. The bluebonnets are popping up everywhere & the highways are surrounded by color. After a severe drought, the past few months have brought central Texas a greater than normal rainfall so the people that know these thing are saying it should be a beautiful year for wildflowers.
Springtime in Texas means wildflowers. And Me, , I’m feeling like spring. The sun is out, ok, it’s 39 degrees outside, but there is a gentle breeze, it just feels like spring is around the corner. Very soon flowers will start to bloom along the Texas roadways. With all the rain we have had, hopefully, there will be lots of wildflowers. And, perhaps in the next few months, I’ll have some great wildflower shots to post. We shall see…
It’s springtime in Texas. Even driving in the city, the medians & shoulders of the highways are spotted & sometimes covered with a wash of spring color. Unfortunately, I have not had the opportunity this spring to make it out into the central Texas countryside so I am cheating a bit & posting a photo I took last spring with my 4×5 camera near Ennis Texas. While these days most of my photography is done digitally with my Nikon, there is nothing like the detail in a 4×5. For perspective, while a good digital image these days is between 10 & 20 mega pixels, this image was originally scanned at 500 mega pixels. I actually have a 40″ by 50″ print of this image hanging in my dining room & you can see every leaf & petal.