Texas Windmill with Milky Way

Texas Windmill with Milky Way – We captured this celestial night sky with this Texas windmill with the water tank in silouette between some trees as the night sky was full of stars with the milky way just overhead. You can see that the windmill was spinning on this night with only a slight breeze we heard the windmill even before we got out of the car. Also we liked the added touch of the silouette of the prickly pear in the scene just to the right of windmill. The night sky with the stars and the galaxy overhead with a windmill is one of those iconic Texas thing we like to capture in a starscape. The milkyway is the galaxy that contains our solar system. The term milky is derived from the appearance from earth of the galaxy. The stars that make up the milky way are giant, luminous spheres of plasma and the galaxies consist of stars, stellar remnants, dust, gas, and dark matter, bound together by gravity. This starry night scene with wind mill and galaxy is iconic scene thoughout the Texas hill country it just finding one that not too close to a city. Oh the really bright star to the left of the windmill is the planet Venus. The Texas night sky can be awesome if you can find a place where it is not over run with light pollution from nearby cities. Many places have taken the dark skies initiative which reguired cut off lighting which has help a lot. Normally we might go to far west texas for a starscapes, but things are not up and running as normal because of covid 19 this year.

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Texas Windmill with Milky Way – We captured this Texas windmill with the water tank in silouette between some trees as the night sky was full of stars with the milky way just overhead. You can see that the windmill was spinning on this night with only a slight breeze we heard the windmill even before we got out of the car. Also we liked the added touch of the silouette of the prickly pear in the scene just to the right of windmill. The night sky with the stars and the galaxy overhead with a windmill is one of those iconic Texas thing we like to capture in a starscape. The milkyway is the galaxy that contains our solar system. The term milky is derived from the appearance from earth of the galaxy. The stars that make up the milky way are giant, luminous spheres of plasma and the galaxies consist of stars, stellar remnants, dust, gas, and dark matter, bound together by gravity.This starry night scene with wind mill and galaxy is iconic scene thoughout the Texas hill country it just finding one that not too close to a city. Of the rally bright star to the left of the windmill is the planet Venus. The Texas night sky can be awesome if you can find a place where it is not overrun with light pollution from nearby cities. Many places have taken the dark skies initiative which reguired cut off lighting which has help a lot. Normally we might go to far west texas for a starscapes, but things are not up and running as normal because of covid 19.

Austin Skyline Sunrise

Austin Skyline Sunrise – We captured this image Austin skyline before the sun acually broke the horizon on this morning in the downtown area of the city. The sky painted the sky with some pinks, yellow, purple and blues which was a lovely backdrop on this day. We have been trying to capture this shot from congress bridge for some time but there was so much going on with the protest and constant building that we waited for break. Austin Texas is a popular place for tourist to visit with so many things to do, with a great music scene, art events, sporting events and many parks and lake in the area. Austin is on the edge of the Texas hill country another popular place to visit especially in the spring for the wildflower season.  Downtown Austin is beautiful modern city with some unique architecture and new high rises almost yearly.  We will need to come back in a few years as their are plans for two more buildings in the city that will be two hundred feet taller than the tallest building the Independent in Austin now. Austin skyline has been constantly changing so we have tried to catch it as the latest batch of building have been finished. This images captures the congress bridge that leads your eye to the Texas Capitol in downtown Austin. The Texas Capitol is a landmark and favorite tourist attraction to visit when people come to town. Also University of Texas is the largest university in the city and draws a large crowd for their many sporting and school events. In this Austin aerial image you can see the second tallest building the Austonian and the Frost and many others along the water front. Lately the Lady Bird Lake which is this portion of the Colorado river has been getting more and more crowed as they are constanly building new high rises along the colorado river water front. In any case it is a constantly evolving City of Austin skyline.
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Austin Skyline Sunrise – We captured this Austin skyline image before the sun acually broke the horizon on this morning in downtown . The sky painted the sky with some pinks, yellow, purple and blues which was a lovely backdrop on this day for the austin skyline. We have been trying to capture this shot for some time but there was so much going on with the protest and constant building that we waited for break. We will need to come back in a few years as their are plans for two more buildings that will be two hundred feet taller than the tallest building the Independent in Austin now. Austin skyline has been constantly changing over the years so we have tried to catch it as the latest batch of building have been finished. This images captures the congress bridge that leads your eye to the Texas Capitol in downtown Austin. The Texas Capitol is a landmark and favorite tourist location to visit when people come to town. In this aerial image you can see our second tallest building the Austonian and the Frost and many others along the water front. Lately the Lady Bird Lake has been getting more and more crowed as they are constanly building new high rises along the colorado river water front. In any case it is a constantly evolving City of Austin skyline

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Austin Skyline Sunrise – We captured this Austin skyline image before the sun acually broke the horizon on this morning in downtown . The sky painted the sky with some pinks, yellow, purple and blues which was a lovely backdrop on this day for the austin skyline. We have been trying to capture this shot for some time but there was so much going on with the protest and constant building that we waited for break. We will need to come back in a few years as their are plans for two more buildings that will be two hundred feet taller than the tallest building the Independent in Austin now. Austin skyline has been constantly changing over the years so we have tried to catch it as the latest batch of building have been finished. This images captures the congress bridge that leads your eye to the Texas Capitol in downtown Austin. The Texas Capitol is a landmark and favorite tourist location to visit when people come to town. In this aerial image you can see our second tallest building the Austonian and the Frost and many others along the water front. Lately the Lady Bird Lake has been getting more and more crowed as they are constanly building new high rises along the colorado river water front. In any case the Austin skyline is a constantly evolving  skyline when it will be completed is unknown.

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Bluebonnets at the Cattle Guard

Bluebonnets at the Cattle Guard – While driving the hill country looking for Texas bluebonnets we pass many cattle guards on our journey. The Texas hill country county roads have lot of bluebonnets and plenty of cattle guard and this one had a nice selection of wildflower right at the gate. In the texas hill country you find cattle guards through out these county roads, they allow the cattle to cross the road to graze but not go beyound their property line. I have heard that cattle will not cross them but dont know about other livestock. We liked this gate with cattle guard with this nice patch of bluebonnet wildflowers. Always be mindful that this is private property and do not get off the roadside.

 

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Bluebonnets at the Cattle Guard – While driving the hill country looking for Texas bluebonnets we pass many cattle guards on our journey. The Texas hill country county roads have lot of bluebonnets and plenty of cattle guard and this one had a nice selection of wildflower right at the gate. In the texas hill country you find cattle guards through out these county roads, they allow the cattle to cross the road to graze but not go beyound their property line. I have heard that cattle will not cross them but dont know about other livestock. We liked this gate with cattle guard with this nice patch of bluebonnet wildflowers. Always be mindful that this is private property and do not get off the roadside.

 

Lake Travis Sunset from Above

Lake Travis Sunset from Above – Captured this image of Lake Travis at sunset from an aerial perspective. Lake Travis is the beginning of the Texas Hill Country. Lake Travis is also a popular place for people in Austin and nearby areas to come boating, swimming, fishing or whatever water sport you like to do. Maybe you just want to hang out and watch the sun go down and drink a rita at the Oasis. Its all good on the lake! You can the edge of the Oasis in this image with it many decks for endless sunset views. Many refer to this area as the big bowl of the lake because many other areas are narrow as they part of the highland lakes which is a group of joining rivers in the area.

 

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Lake Travis from Above – Captured this image of Lake Travis at sunset from an aerial perspective. Lake Travis is the beginning of the Texas Hill Country. Lake Travis is also a popular place for people in Austin and nearby areas to come boating, swimming, fishing or whatever water sport you like to do. Maybe you just want to hang out and watch the sun go down and drink a Rita at the Oasis. It’s all good on the lake! You can the edge of the Oasis in this image with it many decks for endless sunset views. Many refer to this area as the big bowl of the lake because many other areas are narrow as they part of the highland lakes which is a group of joining rivers in the area.

 

Texas Wildflowers Along the Fence

Texas Wildflowers Along the Fence – A field of Texas wildflowers along the fence in the hill country. The Texas hill country has some of the best wildflowers that appear from March through late summer. The indian blankets are some some of my favorite because they do seem to create a blanket effect over this area. The indian blanket or mexican hats grow to about two feet tall which allows them to be above the grasses.  There are a mix of indian blankets and some yellow wildflowers that appear to be part of the aster family maybe bear foot. In any case Texas has some of the best spring wildflower in a natural landscape around.

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Texas Wildflowers Along the Fence – A field of Texas wildflowers along the fence in the hill country. The Texas hill country has some of the best wildflowers that appear from March through late summer. The indian blankets are some some of my faviorate because they do seem to create a blanket effect over   area. There are a mix of indian blankets and some yellow wildflowers that appear to be part of the aster family maybe bear foot. In any case Texas has some of the best spring wildflower natural landscape around.

Sunset Over Hill Country Bluebonnets

Sunset Over Hill Country Bluebonnets – These Texas hill country bluebonnets capture the natural way wildflower grow every spring in this area. We captured this sunset sky over a field of Texas hill country bluebonnets with a backdrop of mesquite, oaks, and cedar trees. This was a hugh field of Texas bluebonnets on this ranch land that seem to pop at the end of the season after a rain event that seem to renew the wildflowers. We came back here many times because there were so many texas bluebonnets wildflowers for miles and miles in this area. These bluebonnets with a few poppies made a lovely texas landscape scene in the hill country. We love our bluebonnet in Texas but you never know where they might come up one year they will be so plentiful in some area and the next year you come back to the same area and nothing. Its always a mystery as to where they will show up we have been known to drive hundreds of miles looking for them every spring.

 

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We capture this sunset sky over a field of Texas hill country bluebonnets with a backdrop of mesquite, oaks, and cedar trees. This was a hugh field of bluebonnets on this ranch land that seem to pop at the end of the season after a rain event that seem to renew the wildflowers.  We came back here many times because there were so many texas bluebonnets wildflowers for miles and miles in this area.  These bluebonnets with a few poppies made a lovely texas landscape scene in the hill country.  We love our bluebonnet in Texas but you never know where they might come up one year they will be so plentiful in some area and the next you come back to the same area and nothing.  Its always a mystery as to where they will show up we have been known to drive hundreds of miles looking for them.

Texas Hill Country Wildflowers 2 

Texas Hill Country Wildflowers 2 – We came back to this location several times to capture Texas wildflowers as it was one of the better fields we found this year. This nice hill country image has bluebonnets and Indian paintbrush along hill so it was a nice look with the blue sky and wispy clouds. Texas hill country wildflowers are our favorite to capture because they are always are in such a natural setting. Texas wildflowers are very unpredictable as to where you will see them from one year to the next. We have gone to fields of bluebonnet that seem to be endless one year and the next year, not a flower in site This year was no exception except we had a lot of rain which did cause the grass to overtake the bluebonnets in some areas. This was one of the best locations this year so we came back several times. 3831

 

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Texas Hill Country Wildflowers 2 – We came back to this location several times to capture Texas wildflowers as it was one of the better fields we found this year. This nice hill country image has bluebonnets and Indian paintbrush along hill so it was a nice look with the blue sky and wispy clouds. Texas hill country wildflowers are our favorite to capture because they are always are in such a natural setting. Texas wildflowers are very unpredictable as to where you will see them from one year to the next. We have gone to fields of bluebonnet that seem to be endless one year and the next year not a flower in site This year was no exception except we had a lot of rain which did cause the grass to overtake the bluebonnets in some areas. This was one of the best locations this year so we came back several times. 3831

Texas Hill Country Wildflowers

This nice rural hill country image has bluebonnets and Indian paintbrush along this hillside with the blue sky and wispy clouds. Texas hill country wildflowers are our favorite to capture because they are always are in such a natural setting. Texas wildflowers are very unpredictable as to where you will see them from one year to the next. We have gone to fields of bluebonnet that seem to be endless one year and the next year, not a flower in site This year was no exception except we had a lot of rain which did cause the grass to overtake the bluebonnets in some areas too quick. This was one of the best locations this year so we came back several times.

 

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Texas Hill Country Wildflowers – We came back to this location several times to capture Texas wildflowers as it was one of the better fields we found this year. This nice hill country image has bluebonnets and Indian paintbrush along hill so it was a nice look with the blue sky and wispy clouds. Texas hill country wildflowers are our favorite to capture because they are always are in such a natural setting. Texas wildflowers are very unpredictable as to where you will see them from one year to the next. We have gone to fields of bluebonnet that seem to be endless one year and the next year not a flower in site This year was no exception except we had a lot of rain which did cause the grass to overtake the bluebonnets in some areas. This was one of the best locations this year so we came back several times.

Texas Backroad Bluebonnets

Texas Backroad Bluebonnets – We found this back country road in the Texas hill country with these lovely bluebonnets along this county road. This was our second trip to the area with a blue sky which gave us some nice contrast on the flowers. We had been traveling many of the backroad in the hill country looking for bluebonnets and wildflower before we found this road and we really like the bluebonnets in this area. Texas wildflowers are a seasonal thing that last a few weeks and one thing we have learn is that just when you think they have all gone to seed you may have a section somewhere that pops up later like these along this road. This too will pass as we notice they were starting to go seed by our seccond trip two days later so maybe we will see them again next year. We can only hope!

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Texas Backroad Bluebonnets – We found this back country road in the Texas hill country with these lovely bluebonnets along this county road. This was our second trip to the area with a blue sky which gave us some nice contrast on the flowers. We had been traveling many of the backroad in the hill country looking for bluebonnets and wildflower before we found this road and we really like the bluebonnets in this area. Texas wildflowers are a seasonal thing that last a few weeks and one thing we have learn is that just when you think they have all gone to seed you may have a section somewhere that pops up later like these along this road. This too will pass as we notice they were starting to go seed by our seccond trip two days later so maybe we will see them again next year. We can only hope!

Bluebonnet Railroad Tracks Sunrise

Bluebonnet Railroad Tracks Sunrise – We have come to this old abandoned rail road track in the past years, but this year instead of catching a sunset we decided to try for a sunrise and we got lucky. Today we had a great sunrise over this railroad tressel right before the sunrise pop over the horizon with some fantastic colors. I managed to get a few shot before some heavyier clouds moved in the predawn but cleared a bit for a sunrise shot later on. Any case the pre dawn sunrise over these bluebonnets were a great catch in the Texas hill country. Texas bluebonnets at the rail road track in the texas hill country is alway a reason to celebrate! We love our Texas Wildflowers that Lady Bird Johnson promote heavily in our state part of the highway beautification from fifty years ago.

 

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Bluebonnet Railroad Tracks Sunrise – We have come to this old abandoned rail road track in the past years, but this year instead of catching a sunset we decided to try for a sunrise and we got lucky as the bluebonnets were much better today. This great early morning sunrise colors over this railroad tressel right before the sun game up gave some fantastic colors over these tracks with bluebonnets. I managed to get a few shot before some heavyier clouds moved in the predawn but cleared a bit for a sunrise shot later on. Any case the pre dawn sunrise over these bluebonnets were a great catch in the Texas hill country. Texas bluebonnets are a favorite subject of ours to photograph but add a sunrise over the tracks and bluebonnet and you can beat it.  Always a good day in the Texas hill country where you can find bluebonnets and other texas wildflowers growing.