Roadside Wildflowers

Happy Friday – Wildflowers Along the Roadside from 2016 of texas wildflowers along the roadside.  Texas bluebonnets and indian paintbrush in the Texas hill country on a beautiful spring day. It was a fiesta of color along the roadside with bluebonnets and indian paintbrush in the hill country.  Texas bluebonnet are one of our favorite wildflowers and we look forward to capturing them every year. This was a great year for wildflowers you could find them in abundance all along the roads in the Texas Hill Country from the foot hills of west Austin to Mason.  We took these of the Texas wildflowers along this road in the hill country near Llano in 2016 and we come back every year hoping to sees then this lush again but so far no luck. Springtime in texas is a great time with all the natural wildflowers growing along the roads and into the pastures but not every year is the same.  It seems that the bluebonnet come back thicket every couple of years! We can all thank Lady Bird Johnson help in getting all these wonderful road side bluebonnets  and wildflowers along our Texas roads.

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Wildflowers Along the Roadside – This roadside landscape was alive with color of blues and reds wildflowers along the road. We took these bluebonnets and indian paintbrush wildflowers along the road out in the Texas Hill Country near Llano. Springtime in texas is a great time with all the natural wildflowers growing everywhere. We can all thank Lady Bird Johnson for her push to get the Highway Beautification Act which is why we have so many beautiful wildflowers every spring.

Texas Bluebonnets and Longhorns

Texas Bluebonnets and Longhorns – Its always a good day when you can find texas bluebonnets and longhorns at the same time. We encounter this friendly longhorn who happen to be standing in this field of bluebonnets posed for his portrait which we were very pleased about in the Texas Hill country. We have come to this site more than a dozen times over the years and many times there are no longhorns or no flowers or both so we were lucky this year.Longhorns in the bluebonnets in the Texas hill country outside of Llano. Always a good day when you can see some longhorns in the bluebonnets in this great pasture of green grass not always the way it looks at this time of year. Just to get here we had to drive through a running creek up and around bumpy dirt roads with signs tellng you not to get of your car with a pistal on it. So it doesn’t matter if it is a county road or not. Texan don’t take to strangers sometimes. Then we Texas photographers will get the shot of wildflowers if possible sometimes at great risk.

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Texas Bluebonnets and Longhorns – Its always a good day when you can find texas bluebonnets and longhorns at the same time. We encounter this friendly longhorn who happen to be standing in this field of bluebonnets posed for his portrait which we were very pleased about in the Texas Hill country. We have come to this site more than a dozen times over the years and many times there are no longhorns or no flowers or both so we were lucky this year.Longhorns in the bluebonnets in the Texas hill country outside of Llano. Always a good day when you can see some longhorns in the bluebonnets in this great pasture of green grass not always the way it looks at this time of year. Just to get here we had to drive through a running creek up and around bumpy dirt roads with signs tellng you not to get of your car with a pistal on it. So it doesn’t matter if it is a county road or not. Texan don’t take to strangers sometimes. Then we Texas photographers will get the shot of wildflowers if possible sometimes at great risk.lol

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Texas Windmill and Bluebonnets –  This is just one of the many bluebonnets pictures we captured last year in the Texas Hill Country. We captured this great field of texas bluebonnets with a working windmill in the background.  Also in the background is this  lovely oak tree for a iconic texas scene. There are lot of windmills in Texas but finding them in a field of bluebonnets is not as common so we felt lucky today. The Texas hill country has it fair share of windmills, but most of the time they are near electric lines, or hidden behind trees are in a state of disrepair so today we are lucky. Today we found a nice windmill with a field of bluebonnets with a few clouds in the blue sky. This is the iconic Texas landscape scenery in the hill country in spring.  If we could of just gotten a longhorn it would of been perfect!

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Texas Windmill and Bluebonnets 419 – We captured this great field of texas wildflowers with a windmill in the background and this nice oak tree for a iconic texas scene. There are lot of windmills in Texas but finding them in a field of bluebonnets is not as common so we felt lucky. The Texas hill country has it fair share of windmills but most of the time they are near electric lines, or hidden behind trees are in a state of disrepair from years of storms and high winds not in a field of bluebonnets so today we are lucky.. Today we found a nice one with a few clouds in the blue sky and nice field of wildflowers. This is the iconic Texas landscape scenery in the hill country in spring. If we could of just got a longhorn it would of been perfect.

Hill Country Texas Bluebonnets

We captured these wonderful bluebonnets west of Marble Falls in the Texas hill country. We pretty much thought that the bluebonnets were done for the season last year  in 2019 when had a good rain a few days before which brought out this wonderful ranch full of bluebonnets. Now we almost didn’t make the trip but we decided one more trip into the texas hill country and we were lucky we found this wonderful field. The wildflowers were thick with a few poppies and indian paintbrush but it was mostly texas bluebonnets with a back drop of mesquite trees which is what the hill country has a lot of.

 

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Hill Country Texas Bluebonnets : Prints Available  – We captured these wonderful bluebonnets west of Marble Falls in the Texas hill country. We pretty much thought that the bluebonnets were done for the season last year when a rain a few days before brought out this wonderful ranch full of bluebonnets. Now we almost didn’t make the trip but we decided one more trip into the texas hill country and we were lucky we found this wonderful field. The texas bluebonnets were thick with a few poppies and indian paintbrush but it was mostly texas bluebonnets with a back drop of mesquite trees which is what the hill country has a lot of. Also a small rusty post was in the ground and hanging from it was this horse shoe I guess it for good luck since we found this spot we felt like we had good luck too. To see more pictures of texas bluebonnets please visit our gallery on our website. beecreekphoto.com

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Bluebonnets in the Texas Hil Country – We came across this lush field of bluebonnets in the Texas Hill Country on a ranch off of hwy 71 west of Austin. The sun was starting to get lower in the sky and cast a golden glow over the trees as it was going down but with enough light left for the blueblonnets. These are texas bluebonnets that grow through out the state but the hill country has some of the best when its a good year.

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Bluebonnets in the Texas Hil Country – We came across this lush field of bluebonnets in the Texas Hill Country.  The sun was starting to get lower in the sky and cast a golden glow over the trees as it was going down but with enough light left for the blueblonnets. These are texas bluebonnets that grow through out the state but the hill country has some of the best when its a good year. It looks like this might be an average good year for the wildflowers so we are happy to finally see more flowers this year. We have had either drought or flooding both of which are not alway good for the bluebonnets and other wildflowers, however this years crop in the Texas hill country has been a pleasant surprise so far this year. You have appreciate how wonderful it is to take a drive in the hill country in springtime and see all these wonderful wildflowers just growing along the roads.  The wildflowers can be seen along the main highways in the cities or on the back country road anywhere from February through April.  We even have bluebonnet festivals just to show how much people in Texas love their wildflowers.

Poppies and Texas Bluebonnets – Poppies and Texas bluebonnets in the Texas hill country in late affternonn. We love this lone stalk of poppies with a backdrop of a field of texas bluebonnets on this ranch road. You can see the shadows as they cross over the field of bluebonnets with some bob wire and a horse shoe hanging on a post near by. Hanging the horse shoe on the post is suppose to mean good luck. So heres to having more good luck finding more texas wildflowers before the season ends

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Poppies and Texas Bluebonnets – Poppies and Texas bluebonnets in the Texas hill country in late affternonn. We love this lone poppie with a backdrop of a field of texas bluebonnets on this ranch road. You can see the shadows as they cross over the field of bluebonnets with some bob wire and a horse shoe hanging on a post near by. Hanging the horse shoe on the post is suppose to mean good luck. So heres to having more good luck finding more texas wildflowers before the season ends. That the kind of good luck we are hoping for! We had thought that the bluebonnet season was pretty much over and a few days of some rain and this great field popped up with some wonderful wildflowers to dazzle us one more time.

 

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Hill Country Texas Bluebonnets  – We captured these wonderful texas bluebonnets west of Marble Falls in the Texas hill country. We pretty much thought that the bluebonnets were done for the season last year when a rain a few days before brought out this wonderful ranch full of bluebonnets. Now we almost didn’t make the trip but we decided one more trip into the texas hill country and we were lucky we found this wonderful field. The bluebonnets were thick with a few poppies and indian paintbrush but it was mostly texas bluebonnets with a back drop of mesquite trees which is what the hill country has a lot of. Also a small rusty post was in the ground and hanging from it was this horse shoe I guess it for good luck since we found this spot we felt like we had good luck too. To see more pictures of bluebonnets please visit our gallery on our website. beecreekphoto.com

Bluebonnet Country Road – Bluebonnets line the road in this Texas hill country backroad with this natural wildflowers. Today we had a nice blue sky as the sun was getting lower in the west. You can see the texas lupine in most areas of the state but the hill country give you the more rugged natural backroads to see them on which is my preference. Spring is finally here as the trees are finally starting to bud in the texas hill country along with these beautiful wildflowers.

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Bluebonnet Country Road – Bluebonnets line the road in this Texas hill country backroad with this natural wildflowers. Today we had a nice blue sky as the sun was getting lower in the west. You can see the texas lupine in most areas of the state but the hill country give you the more rugged natural backroads to see them on which is my preference. Spring is finally here as the trees are finally starting to bud in the texas hill country along with these beautiful wildflowers.

Longhorn Close Up in Wildflowers – Texas wildflower and a Longhorn close up in the Texas hill country. We were driving the back roads and there was this small herd near Johnson City in a area with bluebonnets and indian paintbrush and this steer came in close to get a better look at us thankfully he was in the wildflowers. This longhorn seem slightly interested in what we were doing and wanted to get a better look before he meander away as all the other had done before him but he did posed for a few shots first standing in these texas lupines and paintbrush wildflowers.

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Longhorn Close Up in Wildflowers – Texas wildflower and a Longhorn close up in the Texas hill country. We were driving the back roads and there was this small herd near Johnson City in a area with bluebonnets and indian paintbrush and this steer came in close to get a better look at us thankfully he was in the wildflowers. This longhorn seem slightly interested in what we were doing and wanted to get a better look before he meander away as all the other had done before him but he did posed for a few shots first standing in these texas lupines and paintbrush wildflowers. As they all did after a short time he was moving on for greener grass away from our pesky camera. I think he was looking for a little cow candy but we didn’t have any so he lost interest pretty quick. We have come to love these longhorn cattle with these big impressive horns and when we can capture them in a field of texas wildflowers it is even better.

Big Bend Bluebonnets with Mule Ear – Big Bend bluebonnets with an octillo and shrubs with Mule Ear in the back ground. The bluebonnets were spectacular and this spot with the wildflowers growing in this desert landscape along side the octillo with the Chiso mountains was a nice landscape find. Just more pics of texas with these great bluebonnets.

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Big Bend Bluebonnets with Mule Ear – Big Bend bluebonnets with an octillo and shrubs with Mule Ear in the back ground. The bluebonnets were spectacular and this spot with the wildflowers growing in this desert landscape along side the octillo with the Chiso mountains was a nice landscape find. Just more pics of texas with these great bluebonnets.

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Big Bend Bluebonnets at Cerro Castillian – Bluebonnets at the base of the Cerro Castillian in Big Bend National Park. You can see the big bend bluebonnets are going up the slopes of this mountain side and we love this nice patch standing tall right in front. Big bend is a favorite park to visit and capture the wonderful vistas but this year with the wildflowers it is most memorable crop of big bend bluebonnets we have ever seen. We had a wet fall which most contribute to this abundant wildflowers in well over ten years. The big bend bluebonnet is a taller species of texas lupine and a lot hardier to be able to take the extreme conditions. Lupinus havardii is a species of lupine known by the common names Big Bend bluebonnet and Chisos bluebonnet which are native to Big Bend and the Chihuahua desert area of texas but it only grows in this region. Big Bend is in far west texas and border Mexico so from central texas it is a good seven hour drive just to capture these great pics of texas.

Big Bend Bluebonnets – Big Bend bluebonnets panorama in Big bend National Park as the wildflowers climb up the mountain sides. The bluebonnets on this ridge had the Santa Elena Canyon and Cerro Castillian as the distant landscape. There is nothing like a mountain back drop for your bluebonnet images. Texas Bluebonnets were thick on the mountian sides off the ross maxwell scenic drive so we stopped to get some roadside photos and the next thing we know we have walk a mile up the mountain side. It was one of those moments when you look in another direction and there are even more blueboonets on another hill side or along a ridge that you just have to get too. It was an amazing site.

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Big Bend Bluebonnets – Big Bend bluebonnets panorama in Big bend National Park as the wildflowers climb up the mountain sides. The bluebonnets on this ridge had the Santa Elena Canyon and Cerro Castillian as the distant landscape. There is nothing like a mountain back drop for your bluebonnet images. Bluebonnets were thick on the mountian sides off the ross maxwell scenic drive so we stopped to get some roadside photos and the next thing we know we have walk a mile up the mountain side. It was one of those moments when you look in another direction and there are even more blueboonets on another hill side or along a ridge that you just have to get too. It ws an amazing site. There were so many to be seen and such a short time to get the photos of the bluebonnets on our trip. There is just something about being in the presents of mountaiin and desert landscape and throw in some bluebonnets and it brings the kid out in you it is kind of a magical event. This species of lupine grows taller than other texas bluebonnets they are several feet tall and there stems and seeds are much larger than other bluebonnet plants. Some of the comman name for these bluebonnet are the big bend bluebonnet, big bend lupine, chiso bluebonnet, and havard bluebonnet to name a few. Regardless of what you call them they are a wonderful site to see in this desert landscape. We have heard about how great these bluebonnets have been in the past but this is the first time in ten years we have seen them like this. In the past we only found a few in small patches along the roads. We are glad we made the eight hour drive down to catch them before they are gone. For more pics of texas look through our other galleries.

Big Bend Bluebonnets Pano – Big Bend bluebonnets panorama in Big bend National Park as the wildflowers climb up the mountain sides. The texas bluebonnets on this ridge had the Santa Elena Canyon and Cerro Castillian as the distant landscape. There is nothing like a mountain back drop for your bluebonnet images. Texas Bluebonnets were thick on the mountian sides off the ross maxwell scenic drive so we stopped to get some roadside photos and the next thing we know we have walk a mile up the mountain side.

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Big Bend Bluebonnets Pano – Big Bend bluebonnets panorama in Big bend National Park as the wildflowers climb up the mountain sides. The bluebonnets on this ridge had the Santa Elena Canyon and Cerro Castillian as the distant landscape. There is nothing like a mountain back drop for your bluebonnet images. Bluebonnets were thick on the mountian sides off the ross maxwell scenic drive so we stopped to get some roadside photos and the next thing we know we have walk a mile up the mountain side. It was one of those moments when you look in another direction and there are even more blueboonets on another hill side or along a ridge that you just have to get too. It ws an amazing site. There were so many to be seen and such a short time to get the photos of the bluebonnets on our trip. There is just something about being in the presents of mountaiin and desert landscape and throw in some bluebonnets and it brings the kid out in you it is kind of a magical event. This species of lupine grows taller than other texas bluebonnets they are several feet tall and there stems and seeds are much larger than other bluebonnet plants. Some of the comman name for these bluebonnet are the big bend bluebonnet, big bend lupine, chiso bluebonnet, and havard bluebonnet to name a few. Regardless of what you call them they are a wonderful site to see in this desert landscape. We have heard about how great these bluebonnets have been in the past but this is the first time in ten years we have seen them like this. In the past we only found a few in small patches along the roads. We are glad we made the eight hour drive down to catch them before they are gone. For more pics of texas please look through our other landscape galleries.

Big Bend Bluebonnets Sunrise – The sunrise was just beginning to push through the clouds over the chiso mountain range near the landmark Cerro Castellan. The sky was getting this heavenly glow from the sun rays as they came through the sky just at the peak of the sun rising up. The Texas bluebonnets were flowing down the slope the valley below in this desert landscape scene. It was a cold morning to be standing and waiting for the sunrise to show and very quite till a coyotes pack began to yelp and howing right below us when a sudden sense of fear over came my other half as there were many yelps, all probably no more than 30 feet below us. Luckily for us they were not interested in us. Whew! This is a wild area and you are likely to run across all kinds of animals here including bear, wild hogs and mountain lions. Big Bend National Park was in full bloom with the big bend bluebonnets this year and it was lovely.

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Big Bend Bluebonnets Sunrise – The sunrise was just beginning to push through the clouds over the chiso mountain range near the landmark Cerro Castellan. The sky was getting this heavenly glow from the sun rays as they came through the sky just at the peak of the sun rising up. The Texas bluebonnets were flowing down the slope the valley below in this desert landscape scene. It was a cold morning to be standing and waiting for the sunrise to show and very quite till a coyotes pack began to yelp and howing right below us when a sudden sense of fear over came my other half as there were many yelps, all probably no more than 30 feet below us. Luckily for us they were not interested in us. Whew! This is a wild area and you are likely to run across all kinds of animals here including bear, wild hogs and mountain lions. Big Bend National Park was in full bloom with the big bend bluebonnets this year and it was lovely. This was the best year we have seen in our 10 plus years of coming here. The Big Bend bluebonnet or Chisos bluebonnet are the common name of this lupine. It is native to Texas and Chihuahua, where it can be found blooming from January through June. What surprised us were they were all over the hill sides and along the roads in thick patches. We were curious how they got so high up on the mountain sides. In any case it was a wonderful site to see and made us glad we came for this uniqu

Bluebonnets At Big Bend Church – Texas Bluebonnets at the Big Bend Church in Terlingua. We were on our way out and saw this great field of texas bluebonnets in front of the church and stopped to capture a few images. This year has been the best we have seen in the 10 plus years we have been coming down here.

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Bluebonnets At Big Bend Church – Bluebonnets at the Big Bend Church in Terlingua. We were on our way out and saw this great field of blue bonnets in front of the church and stopped to capture a few images. This year has been the best we have seen in the 10 plus years we have been coming down here.

Desert Bluebonnets 2 – The morning sunrise was just beginning to peak over the chiso mountain ridge with the landmark Cerro Castellan in view with the Texas bluebonnets on the bluff overlooking this desert landscape. The sunrise colors were popping a varied display of pre-dawn colors in Big Bend. Big Bend National Park was in full bloom with the desert bluebonnets the days we were there. This was the best year we have seen in our 10 plus years of coming here for bluebonnets. The Big Bend bluebonnet or Chisos bluebonnet are the common name of this Lupinus havardi. It is native to Texas and Chihuahua, where it can be found blooming from January through June.

 

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Desert Bluebonnets 2 – The morning sunrise was just beginning to peak over the chiso mountain ridge with the landmark Cerro Castellan in view with the Texas bluebonnets on the bluff overlooking this desert landscape. The sunrise colors were popping a varied display of pre-dawn colors in Big Bend. Big Bend National Park was in full bloom with the desert bluebonnets the days we were there. This was the best year we have seen in our 10 plus years of coming here for bluebonnets. The Big Bend bluebonnet or Chisos bluebonnet are the common name of this Lupinus havardi. It is native to Texas and Chihuahua, where it can be found blooming from January through June. What surprised us were they were all over the hill sides and along the roads in thick patches. We were curious how they got so high up on the mountain sides. In any case it was a wonderful site to see and look forward to more good years.

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Texas Windmill and Bluebonnets 419 – We capture this great field of texa bluebonnets with a wind mill in the background and this nice oak tree for a iconic texas scene. There are lot of windmills in Texas but finding them in a field of bluebonnets is not as common so we felt lucky. The Texas hill country has it fair share of windmills but most of the time they are near electric lines, or hidden behind trees are in a state of disrepair from years of storms and high winds not in a field of bluebonnets so today we are lucky.. Today we found a nice one with a few clouds in the blue sky and nice field of wildflowers. This is the iconic Texas landscape scenery in the hill country in spring. If we could of just got a longhorn it would of been perfect.

Sunset Glow over Texas Bluebonnets Pano – Texas bluebonnets at sunset in the hill country with cactus, a windmill, and a sunset in a panorama. On one of the many back roads we traveled over the last six weeks is a great last minute find with this great field of texas bluebonnets and other wildflowers. It is always a delight when we can find a nice field of texas bluebonnets wildflowers with prickly pear cactus and a windmill with a great sunset in the sky for that traditional Texas Hill country landscape.

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Sunset Glow over Texas Bluebonnets Pano – Texas bluebonnets at sunset in the hill country with cactus, a windmill, and a sunset in a panorama. On one of the many back roads we traveled over the last six weeks is a great last minute find with this great field of texas bluebonnets and other wildflowers. It is always a delight when we can find a nice field of texas bluebonnets wildflowers with prickly pear cactus and a windmill with a great sunset in the sky for that traditional Texas Hill country landscape. This is the iconic Texas scenery in the hill country that we have come to expect. The blue bonnet season is coming to an end for the bluebonnets in the hill country but just around the corner is the other wildflowers that should be popping up shortly to take it place.

Bluebonnet Sunset Glow – A cedar wood fence with texas bluebonnets, an oak tree at sunset make a nice texas hill country landscape. The bluebonnet were growing in front of this wonderful old oak tree as the sunsets cast its golden ray through the fence giving a hint of light over the wildflowers. Spring is here and the bluebonnet is the first sign that it is here.

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Bluebonnet Sunset Glow – A cedar wood fence with texas bluebonnets, an oak tree at sunset make a nice texas hill country landscape. The bluebonnet were growing in front of this wonderful old oak tree as the sunsets cast its golden ray through the fence giving a hint of light over the wildflowers. Spring is here and the bluebonnet is the first sign that it is here. We have traveled the backroads of the hill country always searching for good locations and today we found another good spot for the perfect texas bluebonnet landscape. In Texas the bluebonnet along with other wildflowers start coming out in the southern part of the state around Feb and slowly move north through May. Then we have the summer wildflower that start popping up but most consider the bluebonnet as the main attraction if we can find other flowers thats even better, but we gotta see the blue bonnets or we feel empty without it. In any case this was a great catch for a traditional texas bluebonnet landscape, It been a pretty good year but it fading fast in the hill country all good things must come to and end. Well at least till next year!

 

Bluebonnet Sunset Landscape Pano – We came back here the next day and waited around for sunset to capture this image of this texas bluebonnet field in the Texas Hill Country in a panorama. The sunset was going down in the sky it create this violet pink colors across the sky over this lush field of bluebonnets for a great landscape scene from the texas hill country. This ranch with these texas bluebonnets just erupted when we were beginning to think the bluebonnet season was pretty much over in the Texas Hill country after a couple days of rain it just show up. So this wonderful field of texas wildflower with a sprinkling of indian paintbrush and poppies and of course mesquite growing along with the bluebonnet

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Bluebonnet Sunset Landscape Pano – We came back here the next day and waited around for sunset to capture this image of this texas bluebonnet field in the Texas Hill Country in a panorama. The sunset was going down in the sky it create this violet pink colors across the sky over this lush field of bluebonnets for a great landscape scene from the texas hill country. This ranch with these texas bluebonnets just erupted when we were beginning to think the bluebonnet season was pretty much over in the Texas Hill country after a couple days of rain it just show up. So this wonderful field of texas wildflower with a sprinkling of indian paintbrush and poppies and of course mesquite growing along with the bluebonnet The curving ranch road through the property added a little interest to this wonderful lush field of bluebonnet wildflowers in the hill country. Also note a rusted post with the horse shoe hanging on it, I suppose for good luck. Texans love their texas bluebonnets or lupines and this field is why we can’t get enough of them. They pop up year after year but not always in the same spot it kind of like a treasure hunt every year.

Texas Bluebonnets with Oak Tree – A wonderful old oak tree among a field of texas bluebonnets down near Poteet Texas south of San Antonio. There were a lot of field of wildflowers in this area but most had been overtaken by the poppies. There were a few in this field but it was the best we saw. All thats here is texas wildflowers bluebonnets, an oak tree, mesquite tree in the distance with a few poppies mixed in on this ranch in south texas.

 

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Texas Bluebonnets with Oak Tree – A wonderful old oak tree among a field of texas bluebonnets down near Poteet Texas south of San Antonio. There were a lot of field of wildflowers in this area but most had been overtaken by the poppies. There were a few in this field but it was the best we saw. All thats here is texas wildflowers bluebonnets, an oak tree, mesquite tree in the distance with a few poppies mixed in on this ranch in south texas.

Scenic Fall Frio River

Scenic Fall Frio River – We captured this scenic fall frio river on one of our many trips this year into the hill country to capture the autumn season in Garner State Park and nearby areas. The image of the bald cypress which were turning different shades of orange, to rusty red color for the fall season and gave some nice reflections in the water we thought gave the feeling of serenity. I think this is one of my many favorites fall landscape from here from this location in the texas hill country, This fall landscape image of these wonderful cypress tree was the winning part of this image. In the Texas hill country. we don’t have a big fall season, but this year turn out very nice for the Texas Hill country. It is alway dependent on weather condition not being too hot or dry then we can get see some nice autumn colors in the area. In Texas we go from drought to floods not to mention the temperature can affect the color changes. So if our summers not too bad and we get a little more rain then we can see some fall colors changes on some years. If not then the leave will fall off before they change colors. Always a delicate dance with mother nature. Luckily for us this year looks like we are getting some nice color. Getting to the park when it open was the best time to capture the best light. The light was soft, and with no wind the water was still and we captured some excellent reflections of the bald cypress up the Frio River in the Garner with nice blue skies and whispy clouds. Cypress trees turn a golden shade and then turn a rusty red right before they go brown and fall off. Garner State Park is a popular park and it visited year round by many people in some cases they close the park before noon for day visiters especially in the summer time because as usual it is loved to death. Still it worth a visit to the Texas Hill country no matter what time of year it is.

 

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Scenic Fall Frio River – We captured this scenic fall frio river on one of our many trips this year into the hill country to capture the autumn season in Garner State Park and nearby areas. The image of the bald cypress which were turning different shades of orange, to rusty red color for the fall season and gave some nice reflections in the water and this is one of my many favorites fall landscape from here ‘I think’. This fall landscape image of these wonderful cypress tree was the winning part of this image. In the Texas hill country. we don’t have a big fall season, but this year turn out very nice for the Texas Hill country. It is alway dependent on weather condition not being too hot or dry then we can get see some nice autumn colors in the area. In Texas we go from drought to floods not to mention the temperature can affect the color changes. So if our summers not too bad and we get a little rain then we can see some colors changes on some years. If not then the leave will fall off before they change colors. Always a delicate dance with mother nature. Luckily for us this year looks like we are getting some nice color. Getting to the park when it open was the best time to capture the best light. I had waded out into the cold Frio River to get this image of the cypress along the Frio river and old baldy with these great reflections. So I got my bathing suit on and waded into the cold Frio river to capture this image it was in the 40s, I got a few looks but hey it the best way to capture the shot. The light was soft, and with no wind the water was still and we captured some excellent reflections of the bald cypress up the Frio River in the Garner with nice blue skies and whispy clouds. Cypress trees turn a golden shade and then turn a rusty red right before they go brown and fall off. Garner State Park is a popular park and it visited year round by many people in some cases they close the park before noon for day visiters especially in the summer time because as usual it is loved to death. Still it worth a visit to the Texas Hill country no matter what time of year it is.

Fall Along Frio River Mural

Fall Along Frio River Mural – This capture is our latest wall mural that was just installed at a San Antonio car dealer on the wall in their waiting room of an fall scene along the Frio river located in the Texas hill country.  As soon as you walk in you can see this large mural on canvas. We had many photos here but the one we wanted to show was the one the large mural 15 by 12 foot installation.  We were excited and thrilled to see it on the wall.  We have two even larger murals in the works so we hope to show those after they are installed.  We had previously shown how the image was printed out on a large printer and this is the final results from that. Thanks for looking.  To see more images like this click here

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This image is not for sale it to show what is possible. This 15 x 12 wall mural installed at a car dealer in San Antonio. For more images like this please check out our Texas hill country landscapes gallery.

Here is the Mural being printed.

 

Texas Hill Country Waterfalls

Texas Hill Country Waterfall – This is a hidden gem in the texas hill country with cascading waterfalls flowing into a blue green pool of water. We came to this beautiful scene as the excess rains had cause the springs to overflow and gave us these lovely blue geen pools of water over the rocky limestone in the Hill country landscape from all the excess rains lately. It was a nice capture with this aqua blue green pool at the bottom as the water flowed in from over the rocky outcrops along it way creating theses great waterfall cascading down to the pool below.

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Texas Hill Country Waterfall – We came to this beautiful scene as the springs had created these nice waterfalls over the rocky limestone in the Texas Hill country landscape from all the excess rains lately. It was a nice capture with this aqua blue green pool at the bottom as the water flowed in from over the rocky outcrops along it way creating theses great waterfall cascading down to the pool below.

Milky Way Over Haybales

Milky Way Over Haybales – The Texas Hill country can be a great place to capture the milky way over some haybales west of Llano where the skys are a little darker. Only a few times a year can the milkyway can be seen from this angle so we took advantage of the bales of hay for the evening capture. Even still this area has some light pollution but not like some other places. The milkyway is the galaxy that contains our solar system. It is not alway easy to see the stars or the milky way because of light pollution in our area so we travel west where there is less pollution, but to get really dark skies you have to go to Big Bend area in Texas. For us this time it was not possible to go there, but we were able to capture the milky way out west past Llano Texas. We alway like to have something in our images that has meaning that shows a sense of place to our images. We came across this simple traditional Texas scene of haybales in a field at a ranch in the Texas Hill Country west of Llano Texas and like the look. We like this field of haybales with the backdrop of the milky way in the view what could be better. In this image we allowed the cars to light paint the haybales so we could bring it out better in the image. Every starry nightscape in the Texas Hill country we have photographed has some light pollution however when we are photographying it appears pitch black. Even in this photo you can see some light pollution creeping in but the awesome milkyway over rides a little light pollution in this Texas night skies image with the milkyway clearly in view.

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Texas Milky Way Skies –  This is another capture of the milky way over the haybales deep in the heart of Texas. The milkyway can be seen from this angle in Texas late at night in the evening only a few times a year so we took advantage and capture a few shots. 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. It is not alway easy to see the stars or the milky way because of light pollution in our area so we travel west where there is less pollution but you have to go to Big Bend area inorder to get really dark skies in Texas. For us this time it was not possible to go there, but we were able to capture the milky way out past Llano Texas.  We alway like to have something in our images that has meaning that shows a sense of place to our images.  We came across this simple traditional Texas scene of haybales in a field at  a ranch in the Texas Hill Country west of Llano Texas and like the look.  We like this field of haybales with the backdrop of the milky way in the view what could be better.   In this image we allowed the cars to light paint the haybales so we could bring it out better in the image.  Every starry nightscape in the Texas Hill country we have  photographed has some light pollution however when we are photographying it you don’t see any lights not sure where it is coming from.  Even in this photo you can see the light pollution creeping in but the awesome milkyway over rides a little light pollution in this Texas night skies image with the milkyway of the galaxy clearly in view. 

Horseshoe Bay Lighthouse View

Horseshoe Bay Lighthouse View – Horseshoe Bay Lighthouse View in Marble Falls on this peninsula on Lake LBJ in the Texas hill country. This is a popular place for people to come for the Horseshoe Bay Resort with lots of recreational swimming, fishing, boating along with other activies. In this aerial you can see the wirtz dam, Horseshoe Bay Resort, along with the many of the condos and vacation homes along this lake. This lake is one of the few constant level lake along the highland lakes which makes it nice because in this area of the Texas hill country we are subject to a lot of droughts which can drop the lake down. Downtown Marble Falls is just a heart beat away for all they have to offer in this quant downtown area with restaurants, shops, and art galleries.

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Horseshoe Bay Lighthouse View – Horseshoe Bay Lighthouse View in Marble Falls on this peninsula on Lake LBJ in the hill country. This is a popular place for people to come with the Horseshoe Bay Resort with lots of recreational swimming, fishing, boating along with other activies. In this aerial you can see the wirtz dam, Horseshoe Bay Resort, along with the many of the condos and vacation homes. This is a constant level lake so it does not fluctuate as much during droughts conditions as many of the other lakes along the highland lakes system.