Bluebonnet Farmhouse Lightning Storm- I capture this the other evening while taking images of the bluebonnets at the farmhouse just west of Austin as a storm to the north was approaching slowly. As the storm continue this direction you could see a good amount of lightning in the cloud. Most reasonable people would of gotten in the car left the area, but this was probably a once in a lifetime to capture the storm cloud over this old farmhouse. This old farmhouse in the Texas Hill country is one of the most popular spots to capture wildflower images every year. You will see cars line up along side the road trying to capture an image from here. So after dark the storm cloud was still headed this way, so I pulled my camera and tripod back out and started taking pictures as this great storm cloud hovered over this old abandon farm house in the Texas hill country as lightning was striking inside the cloud. We were not sure we capture the strike but as it turns out we did.
When we were down at Big Bend Ranch state park this spring we got approval to fly our drone in the state park and captured some awesome images of the landscape from above. This is one of the images showing the amazing landscape along the edge of the park on the river road, Hwy 170 and the Rio Grand river between Texas and Mexico.
Bluebonnet patch from the Big Bend State park along the River Road, Hwy 170. These lupines in the Big Bend State park area are different than the ones we find in the rest of Texas. They are taller, darker blue, more drought tolerant, and bloom in Feb/March. In this image in Big Bend National Park and state park out in west Texas and we found a few bluebonnets patches mostly along the side of the road. Big Bend State Park is a massive park that run along the Rio Grande River with Mexico on the other side. http://www.beecreekphoto.com/blog/bigbend-national-park-bluebonnets/
Bluebonnets landscape along Big Bend Ranch State Park River road, Hwy 170. It was a nice scenic view from here with the road and mountains as a backdrop. These bluebonnets are a hybrid that allow them to grow in the desert region and they are darker and taller than any you will find in other places of Texas. Unfortunately they seem to only grow along the roads and many times they have to cut the grass along the road to prevent fires so they were cut in a lot of places.
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