Photo Blog: Best Texas Bluebonnets And Wildflower Images

May 25 2023

After spending the last 4 months chasing the Texas bluebonnets / Wildflowers from all over the state of Texas here are our best. We visited places all over Texas including the Texas hill country, Brazos valley region around Brenham and the North Texas area around Ennis to capture images of this years crop.

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Bluebonnet Sunset - We captured this gorgeous bluebonnet sunset landscape  one evening while at a county park on Lake Travis...
Bluebonnet Sunset

Bluebonnet Sunset - We captured this gorgeous bluebonnet sunset landscape one evening while at a county park on Lake Travis in the Texas Hill Country. The colors of the sky that came out with the sunset were beautiful with the oranges, pinks and reds. Couldn't ask for a better sunset over the Texas wildflowers along the waters edge. The hill country has some of the best bluebonnets when we have a good year for the wildflowers. Turkey Bend is a popular park for camping along Lake Travis and for a short time it may have some spring bluebonnets. Many tourist come from all over to capture pictures of bluebonnets in the Texas Hill country or just to see the texas landscapes.

Texas Longhorns and Bluebonnets - We capture this image with this family of Texas Longhorn and her calf plus friend who stopped...
Texas Longhorns and Bluebonnets

Texas Longhorns and Bluebonnets - We capture this image with this family of Texas Longhorn and her calf plus friend who stopped to pose for this picture in the bluebonnets. The mother is on the right and when we came the first time she took her calf as far away as possible from us. The second visit I guess did it. We loved all the different version of horns and this calf with his little horns were just too adorable in this field of bluebonnets.

Heavenly Texas Hill Country Blue Bonnets - Texas Bluebonnet Wildflowers Landscapes Canvas and Prints - This year of bluebonnet...
Heavenly Texas Hill Country Blue Bonnets

Heavenly Texas Hill Country Blue Bonnets - Texas Bluebonnet Wildflowers Landscapes Canvas and Prints - This year of bluebonnet wildflowers was the best ever seen in the Texas hill country with a sea of blue flowers everywhere. Seeing this many bluebonnets in one place can bring out all kind of thing out in a photographer, its like your a kid in a candy store. Muleshoe Park which is an LCRA park along the Colorado river was over run with bluebonnet wildflower on this particular spring with bluebonnets pact so tightly into this area it was truly amazing. For us it meant several trips to try and capture these spectacular Texas Hill Country blue bonnets before they were gone or at least before they were driven over and destroyed by all the cars,trucks and people who showed up for the wildflowers event. I think we arrived in the knick of time and capture this spectacular texas landscape with the bluebonnet images just as the sun was setting over this hugh field of wildflowers. All you can see in this texas landscape is a field of endless bluebonnets wildflowers with the saltgrass growing along the bountries in Muleshoe Park. How this happen we are not sure but the area had been under drought condition this year and the water dropped leaving this area exposed and we guess the seeds had washed into the lake are over time and were sitting just waiting for some sunlight so some good can come out of a drought, who knew. This year was by far the best field of any bluebonnets I have ever seen and unfortunately the second year this area at the park did not come back with bluebonnets, but the other side still of the park had enough flowers to satisfiy most. These bluebonnets only lasted till the drought lifted and then they were again covered by waters of the Colorado river and gone. They have never come back like this since only small patches along the waters edge but we have hope for the future at Muleshoe Bend Park another LCRA park with flowers.

Bluebonnet Railroad Tracks Sunrise - We have come to this old abandoned rail road track in the past years, but this year instead...
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 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't beat it. Always a good day in the Texas hill country where you can find bluebonnets and other texas wildflowers growing.

Vibrant Wildflowers at Sunset - We were so lucky to found this wonderful field of Texas wildflowers, it was the perfect blend...
Vibrant Wildflowers at Sunset

Vibrant Wildflowers at Sunset - We were so lucky to found this wonderful field of Texas wildflowers, it was the perfect blend of texas bluebonnets and Indian paintbrush. We had been here earlier in the day and decided we would come back for sunset and I am so glad we did it turn out beautiful. Just a big beautiful field of red and blue with so many Texas bluebonnets and Indian paintbrushes in a big field at sunset with a colorful sky, what could make for a better capture. Wildflowers season is short and some years we have to travel far to find the best areas as it all depends on the weather and other conditions. We found many field in this area with a wonderful mix of texas wildflowers with a blues and red to feast your eyes on.

Twilight Over Hill Country Bluebonnets  - A good size field of texas bluebonnets on this hill side just after sunset as twilight...
Twilight Over Hill Country Bluebonnets

Twilight Over Hill Country Bluebonnets - A good size field of texas bluebonnets on this hill side just after sunset as twilight begins with a wonderful sky give a nice look and color. We found this spot in the Texas hill country and continued to wait till the twilight began to come through and the sky was just begining to show it sunset colors. It is located along lake travis at Turkey Bend park with a good bunch of texas bluebonnets. Some refer to these as lupines what ever you call them it all works. Turkey Bend park is located along the shoreline of Lake Travis in the Texas hill country. The park address is in actually in Marble Falls in burnet county.

Texas Firewheels Wildflowers at Sunset - These beautiful Texas red firewheels or indian blankets with some horse mint wildflowers...
Texas Firewheels Wildflowers at Sunset

Texas Firewheels Wildflowers at Sunset - These beautiful Texas red firewheels or indian blankets with some horse mint wildflowers mixed in makes for a perfect sunset over these field of wildflowers. This lovely pecan tree was surrounded by a meadow of Texas red firewheels or indian blankets wildflowers as they are also called. The weather has been overcast for weeks now and we haven't been able to capture these wonderful indian paintbrush in this pasture of Texas wildflowers with enough sun to do them justice. Today we actually saw the sun which brighten up these beauties in this field of wildflowers at the base of this pecan tree in the Texas hill country. The indian blankets got the name because they appeared to blanket an area with colors reds and yellows that were seen in many native americans blankets. Red and yellow were the most likely colors for these wildflower even though they can be completely yellow. The colors range from red leaves with the tips being yellow and or more yellow and less red it all depends, but they are all great. They stand about two feet tall that where they get the name indian blankets as they can cover an area like a blanket. Gaillardia pulchella is a North American species of short-lived perennial or annual flowering plants in the sunflower family that are drought tolerant that grow very well in the Texas hill country every spring.

Texas Firewheels Wildflowers Sunset Vertical - These beautiful Texas red firewheels or indian blankets with some horse mint wildflowers...
Texas Firewheels Wildflowers Sunset Vertical

Texas Firewheels Wildflowers Sunset Vertical - These beautiful Texas red firewheels or indian blankets with some horse mint wildflowers mixed in makes for a perfect sunset over these field of wildflowers make for a perfect end of day in the Texas hill country. We captured this image as a vertical with the pecan tree which was surrounded by a meadow of Texas red firewheels or indian blankets wildflowers as they are also called. The weather has been overcast for weeks now and we haven't been able to capture these wonderful indian paintbrush in this pasture of Texas wildflowers with enough sun to do them justice. Today we actually saw the sun which brighten up these beauties in this field of wildflowers at the base of this pecan tree in the Texas hill country. The indian blankets got the name because they appeared to blanket an area with colors that were seen in many native americans blankets. Red and yellow were the most likely colors for these wildflower even though they can be completely yellow. The colors range from red leaves with the tips being yellow and or more yellow and less red it all depends, but they are all great. They stand about two feet tall that where they get the look of a blankets of reds and yellow as they can cover an area like a indian blanket. Gaillardia pulchella is a North American species of short-lived perennial or annual flowering plants in the sunflower family that are drought tolerant that grow very well in the Texas hill country every spring.

Field of Yellow Wildflowers - Another capture of a field of yellow wildflowers in the Texas hill country with a few mesquite...
Field of Yellow Wildflowers

Field of Yellow Wildflowers - Another capture of a field of yellow wildflowers in the Texas hill country with a few mesquite trees in view. We had been traveling the back roads of the hill country looking for wildflower when we stumbled on this beautiful scene. These wildflowers were thick on this Texas ranch land in the hill country with a few green mesquite trees to filter the sun glow as it was going low in the sky. I believe these wildflowers are called golden tickseed a member of the corpesus family. This ranch was covered with these wonderful wildflowers as far as you could see. I can't help believe the rain we had this spring helped them come out in these kind of numbers. To see more pictures of Texas wildflowers please checkout our gallery of Wildflowers.

Wave of Yellow Wildflowers Panorama - Another landscape capture of a field of yellow wildflowers in the Texas hill country with...
Wave of Yellow Wildflowers Panorama

Wave of Yellow Wildflowers Panorama - Another landscape capture of a field of yellow wildflowers in the Texas hill country with a few mesquite trees in view. We had been traveling the back roads of the hill country looking for wildflower when we stumbled on this beautiful scene. These wildflowers were thick on this Texas ranch land in the hill country with a few green mesquite trees to filter the sun glow as it was going low in the sky. I believe these wildflowers are called golden tickseed a member of the corpesus family. This ranch was covered with these wonderful wildflowers as far as you could see. You can also see a little rock art created by the owners of the property. I can't help believe the rain we had this spring helped the wildflowers come out in such large areas into the pastures and hill side of the hill country in Llano county.

Yellow Wildflowers Along Fence - We capture this field of golden tickseed wildflowers growing along this fence and into the field...
Yellow Wildflowers Along Fence

Yellow Wildflowers Along Fence - We capture this field of golden tickseed wildflowers growing along this fence and into the field beyond in the Texas hill country. There were a few indian paintbrush also along with a centrury plant in this section along the fence. It was late afternoon when we capture them as it was a wonderful field of wildflowers. These wildflowers are called golden tickseed or Leavensworth's tickseed a member of Coreopsis family. These particular wildflowers are another flower that does well in the hill country in Texas, they seem to trive here with a little help from mother nature. They are another drought tolerant wildflower that seems to grow very well here. From February to September you can find wildflowers growing in the Texas hill country. We got lucky this spring and had a lot more rain than normal which help bring out the flowers. We drive around a lot looking on the back roads in the hill country looking for these wonderful spring wildflowers sometimes we get lucky.

Springtime Roadside Yellow - Yellow wildflowers can be seen for quite a distance along this Texas hill country road. This area...
Springtime Roadside Yellow

Springtime Roadside Yellow - Yellow wildflowers can be seen for quite a distance along this Texas hill country road. This area has miles and miles of ranches where the wildflowers have popped up this year in dense fields along the roadside and into the pastures in the hill country. This is the making of Lady Bird Johnson years of the beautifcation of Texas roads and add a good bit of spring rain and you get an abundance of wildflowers. This flower is the golden tickseed a member of the coreopsis family.

Heavenly Bluebonnets at Twilight - We had taken shots of this wonderful field of bluebonnets at sunset but something said hang...
Heavenly Bluebonnets at Twilight

Heavenly Bluebonnets at Twilight - We had taken shots of this wonderful field of bluebonnets at sunset but something said hang around and we did. The sky errupted with these wonderful colors shortly after sunset over this field of bluebonnet wildflowers in the Texas hill country along at Turkey Bend on lake travis. It was those kind of sunset colors you love with streaks of pinks, orange and yellow against blue sky and a big field of texas bluebonnets at twilight. This was a magical capture with this most beautiful sky and a big field of Texas Blues what more could you ask for.

Heavenly Bluebonnets at Twilight Panorama - We had taken shots of this wonderful field of Texas bluebonnets at sunset but something...
Heavenly Bluebonnets at Twilight Panorama

Heavenly Bluebonnets at Twilight Panorama - We had taken shots of this wonderful field of Texas bluebonnets at sunset but something said hang around and we did. The sky errupted with these wonderful colors shortly after sunset over this field of bluebonnet wildflowers in the Texas hill country along lake travis. Most refer to this time as twilight or dusk in some cases as it ususally comes up about ten to 20 minutes after the sun goes down. It was one of those kind of sunset colors you love with streaks of pinks, orange and yellow against blue sky and a big field of texas bluebonnets in the Texas hill country along lake travis. This was one of our favorites for 2023 bluebonnets. For more bluebonnet images check out our collections of Texas hill country bluebonnet gallery

Bluebonnets Along Fence - Bluebonnets along a fence in this serene setting with a nice blue sky and clouds along the road in...
Bluebonnets Along Fence

Bluebonnets Along Fence - Bluebonnets along a fence in this serene setting with a nice blue sky and clouds along the road in view with the fence leading your eye down the fence line for this wonderful bluebonnets landscape along the fence line. This was taken along the bluebonnet trail at a popular spot for the bluebonnet trail in Ennis Texas. Ennis they say is the Official Texas Bluebonnet Trail and was designated as the Official Bluebonnet City of Texas Bluebonnets. I think they might have some competion but who cares it all good to us it all all who gets rain at the right times.

Texas Mexican Hat Wildflowers  - We took these mexican hat wildflowers from our property as of right now it is full of wildflowers...
Texas Mexican Hat Wildflowers

Texas Mexican Hat Wildflowers - We took these mexican hat wildflowers from our property as of right now it is full of wildflowers. Now they go by many names the most common is mexican hat but also can be called Prairie Coneflower, and or Thimbleflower. They are another Texas wildflower that you will find in spring time popping up everywhere. We love the way the pedals drape down to give the cone center all the attention. This wildflower is a member of the aster family.

Sunset at the Bluebonnet Farm House - Ok we came here a few times over the last several weeks, but we were trying to capture...
Sunset at the Bluebonnet Farm House

Sunset at the Bluebonnet Farm House - Ok we came here a few times over the last several weeks, but we were trying to capture a sunset and found we liked quite a few. This captures a good field of flowers along with a sunset as it went down and lit up the sky with this orange glow over the farm house and bluebonnets with a sprinkling of poppies. Since the last several year had not been good at this location when we saw how great the bluebonnets look this year in 2023 we had to come back and capture a sunset from this in multiple angles. Many refer to this old abandon house as the Marble Falls Bluebonnet Farm House, the bluebonnet house, the bluebonnet farmhouse or even the stone bluebonnet farmhouse, its all good no matter what you call it. When bluebonnet season gets here every year people ask about it because for many years the bluebonnets here did not come up or were mow by the previous owner so lucky for us the previous owner sold and the new owner does't seem to mind all the attention and they have come back. The new owner is grazing his cattle in this field so from time to time you will see cows, but don't worry they don't eat bluebonnets. It is wonderful they didn't sell to some one wanting to put in another gas station. The field of bluebonnets have come back the best in years with just a few prickly pear poppies sprinkled in to make for a great image. We have been capturing bluebonnet image from here for years so check out our collections from the bluebonnet farm house in Marble Falls taken over the years.

Tree Limbs Frame the Bluebonnet Farmhouse - Well surprise, surprise the bluebonnet house in Marble Falls had a bumper crop of...
Tree Limbs Frame the Bluebonnet Farmhouse

Tree Limbs Frame the Bluebonnet Farmhouse - Well surprise, surprise the bluebonnet house in Marble Falls had a bumper crop of bluebonnets this year. Many call this the Marble Falls Bluebonnet house and some just call it the bluebonnet farm house or bluebonnet house, well whatever you call it a photographers dream. People come from all over to capture it. We capture this view right after sunset with some colors over the bluebonnet house from the street view which shows a different side and used the tree limbs to frame the farmhouse with some prickly pear cactus and a colorful sky from sunset. We decided since you never know when this could end up with a gas station on it we better get several angles so we took lot of different views. To begin with we thought this was never going to happen ever again! We had gone by for the last three or four years and the bluebonnets did not look good they were few bluebonnets and they were weedy with way too many poppies so we skipped it. The previous owner did not care for the all the people it attracted because many trespassed so he mowed them down and used other methods to surpress their growth, but this year they looked like they looked years ago. I guess the new owner is going to allow this to continue to happen, as they looked great. People come from all over to take photos of this old abandon farmhouse that is now mostly used for his cattle. Possibly since the bluebonnets came out early this year they were able to beat the grasses and poppies for some of the best field in years. The story I have heard about this old stone farmhouse was that it was built in 1853 by Logan Vandeveer using lime stone which was unusual at that time per the deed in the area that it was registered under and was sold later on and is what has allowed it to be still standing today. The roof and other parts are starting to deteriate and fall in but it doesn't deter us from photographing, it just adds to the charm of this wonderful old stone farm house in the Texas Hill Country.

Bluebonnet Farmhouse at Dusk - Well surprise, surprise the bluebonnet house in Marble Falls had a bumper crop of bluebonnets...
Bluebonnet Farmhouse at Dusk

Bluebonnet Farmhouse at Dusk - Well surprise, surprise the bluebonnet house in Marble Falls had a bumper crop of bluebonnets this year. We capture this view at sunset with some colors over the house. We decided since you never when this could end up with a gas station on it we better get several angles so we took lot of views. This is just one of the many times we came her as you never know if it will be good again. We thought this was never going to happen ever again! We had gone by for the last three or four years and the bluebonnets did not look good. The previous owner did not care for the all the people it attracted because many trespassed so he mowed them down and used other methods to surpress their growth but this year they looked like they looked years ago. I guess the new owner is going to allow this to continue to happen, as they looked great. People come from all over to take photos of this old abandon farmhouse that is now mostly used for his cattle. Possibly since the bluebonnets came out early this year they were able to beat the grasses and poppies for some of the best field in years. The story I have heard about this old stone farmhouse was that it was built in 1853 by Logan Vandeveer using stone which was unusual at that time per the deed in the area that it was registered under and was sold later on and is what has allowed it to be still standing today. The roof and other parts are starting to deteriate and fall in but it doesn't deter us from photographing it it adds to the charm of this wonderful old stone farmhouse in the Texas Hill Country.

Texas River Bluebonnets after Sunset - Another good year for bluebonnets along the colorado river at this county park at dusk...
Texas River Bluebonnets after Sunset

Texas River Bluebonnets after Sunset - Another good year for bluebonnets along the colorado river at this county park at dusk. This is Muleshoe Bend Park and we had another good year of Texas bluebonnets along the river edge even though the water is way down it was a good capture of this large field of bluebonnets for 2023. We have been taking photo of the bluebonnets for close to ten years here and the best years are when the water is down. Once the waters return to the colorodo river well the bluebonnets are slim to none at that point. We love to show the water with the blue bonnets so made at least a few captures showing the river or as many call it the lake not actually a lake but you can call it what you want. Texas hill country bluebonnet are special to a lot of people and they come here in droves to see the flowers from across the USA. It almost becomes a little crazy during wildflower season. Muleshoe Bend Park sit along the colorado river partly in Travis county and the other part in Burnet county it is a good size park with almost half of the park having wildflowers. The colorado river flows into the pedernales river from here then into Lake Travis on its way downstream to the gulf. This years crop of bluebonnet was earlier than most years some speculate because the weather is warmer and we had enough rain in the fall they show up early this year. Normally or at least in the past you do not see bluebonnets here till right around Easter but not this year.

Endless Blues in the Hill Country - Another great year for bluebonnets in the Texas hill country. You look out and all you see...
Endless Blues in the Hill Country

Endless Blues in the Hill Country - Another great year for bluebonnets in the Texas hill country. You look out and all you see are bluebonnets as fas as the eye can see, my kind of wildflowers. This is Muleshoe Bend Park and we had another good year of Texas bluebonnets along the river edge even though the water is way down it was a good capture of this large field of bluebonnets for 2023. We have been taking photo of the bluebonnets for close to ten years here and the best years are when the water is down. Once the waters return to the colorodo river well the bluebonnets are slim to none at that point. We love to show the water with the blue bonnets so made at least a few captures showing the river or as many call it the lake not actually a lake but you can call it what you want. Texas hill country bluebonnet are special to a lot of people and they come here in droves to see the flowers from across the USA. It almost becomes a little crazy during wildflower season. Muleshoe Bend Park sit along the colorado river partly in Travis county and the other part in Burnet county it is a good size park with almost half of the park having wildflowers. The colorado river flows into the pedernales river from here then into Lake Travis on its way downstream. This years crop of bluebonnet was earlier than most years some speculate because the weather is warmer and we had enough rain in the fall they show up early this year. Normally or at least in the past you do not see bluebonnets here till right around Easter but not this year.

River Bluebonnets Vertical  - The Texas hill country county park was having a good year for bluebonnets in 2023.  Most of the...
River Bluebonnets Vertical

River Bluebonnets Vertical - The Texas hill country county park was having a good year for bluebonnets in 2023. Most of the bluebonnets came out early this year so we capture this image as the sunset weeks ago before the wildflowers got trampled and we had a good sky with some nice clouds which picked up some nice colors. Muleshoe Bend park is located along the colorado river. We have been taking photo of the bluebonnets for close to ten years here and the best years are when the water is down. Once the waters return to the colorodo river well the bluebonnets are slim to none at that point. We love to show the water with the blue bonnets so made at least a few captures showing the river or as many call it the lake not actually a lake but you can call it what you want. Texas hill country bluebonnet are special to a lot of people and they come here in droves to see the flowers from across the USA. It almost becomes a little crazy during wildflower season. Muleshoe Bend Park sit along the colorado river partly in Travis county and the other part in Burnet county it is a good size park with almost half of the park having wildflowers. The colorado river flows into the pedernales river from here then into Lake Travis on its way downstream. This years crop of bluebonnet was earlier than most years some speculate because the weather is warmer and we had enough rain in the fall they show up early this year. Normally or at least in the past you do not see bluebonnets here till right around Easter but not this year.

Texas Bluebonnet Trail Landscape -  Another capture of Texas bluebonnets wildflowers along the trail in Ennis Texas along the...
Texas Bluebonnet Trail Landscape 9325

Texas Bluebonnet Trail Landscape - Another capture of Texas bluebonnets wildflowers along the trail in Ennis Texas along the iconic sugar ridge road. We went up for there before the bluebonnet festival they have every April. It was already busy with cars line up along the roads everywhere. It certainly was a pretty landscape with the bluebonnet wildflowers, blue sky along the creek with a couple of swans and the Texas flag waving in the background at this Texas ranch with a nice field of bluebonnet wildflowers. This scene created this lovely landscape image of one of the most photograph area of Ennis. Every April they have what they call the bluebonnet trail where people from all over come to take photos, paint them or whatever. This was not one of the super bloom years, but it was moderate for bluebonnets and other wildflowers and we got some nice shots. The last time we came a couple of years ago we didn't even take any pictures so we were glad they had some decent field of bluebonnets to capture this time. You never know what or when it will good year for wildflowers you just have to go check it out.

Curious Herd of Cattle in Bluebonnets - A curious herd of cattle turned and look my way looking back through the bobwire as they...
Curious Herd of Cattle in Bluebonnets

Curious Herd of Cattle in Bluebonnets - A curious herd of cattle turned and look my way looking back through the bobwire as they were all standing in the wildflowers. It seldom cows will look at you for any lengh of time but they seem curious about what I had in my hand. One calf came running up but stop just short of getting to the fence and the plus to it was a nice field of bluebonnets in the field they were in so my luck. Of course Tod was talking to them as if they speak the same language maybe they do. These are the sandie bluebonnets with some pink wildflowers which makes for a good day while traveling the back roads in Washington county and Austin county.

Zebra in the Bluebonnets - Another capture of a zebra with a field of texas wildflowers in the backgroud.  A large patch of bluebonnets...
Zebra in the Bluebonnets

Zebra in the Bluebonnets - Another capture of a zebra with a field of texas wildflowers in the backgroud. A large patch of bluebonnets and probaby some yellow cow pen daisy in the field make for a nice capture. You never know what you will run across on a wildflower search along the back roads in Texas.

Blooming Cactus Flowers Close Up  - This is a claret cup cactus blooming on top of the spines of this hedgehog cactus. It can...
Blooming Cactus Flowers Close Up

Blooming Cactus Flowers Close Up - This is a claret cup cactus blooming on top of the spines of this hedgehog cactus. It can take years for these succulents to bloom, so we were in for a treat today not to mention there were some Texas bluebonnets in the background. These blooms are the orange flowers which are my favorite of the hedgehog cactus They can come in many different colors from scarlet, reds, to orange, to yellows.Ferocactus wislizeni is a member of the cactus family.

Blooming Cactus Flowers Vertical 2 - This is a claret cup cactus blooming on top of the spines of this hedgehog cactus. It can...
Blooming Cactus Flowers Vertical 2

Blooming Cactus Flowers Vertical 2 - This is a claret cup cactus blooming on top of the spines of this hedgehog cactus. It can take years for thesesucculent to bloom, so we were in for a treat today not. These blooms are the orange flowers which are my favorite. Birds and bee or attracted by colors so they will come to them often for their pollen. They can come in many different colors from scarlet, reds, to orange, to yellows. They are actually native to the desert southwest but will grow in any similiar desert like terrains.Ferocactus wislizeni is a member of the cactus family.

Macro Sunflower -This another variety of the giant sunflowers with a darker face or disk with a a different middle section. Sunflowers...
Macro Sunflower

Macro Sunflower -This another variety of the giant sunflowers with a darker face or disk with a a different middle section. Sunflowers are some of my favorite flowers espeially the giants flowers with many already over six feet tall. The head or disk of the sunflower is full of small flowers or florets that grow in a spiral pattern and will eventually become full of sunflower seeds. Sunflowers are a great resource for bees and other polinators. The Sunflower is an annual that will come up ever year. Sunflowers produce and excrete sweet sticky sap known as nectar that attracts hungry ants which keep down some other insects. All in all the sunflower is a hardy plant growing just a few inches to over six feet tall and one unique thing is they head of the flower will follow the sun. You can find sunflowers growing in the wild or as a crop from spring, summer, and fall. Helianthus giganteus plant family.

Mexican Hat Wildflowers Landscape - We took these mexican hat wildflowers from our property as right now it is full of wildflowers...
Mexican Hat Wildflowers Landscape

Mexican Hat Wildflowers Landscape - We took these mexican hat wildflowers from our property as right now it is full of wildflowers. Now they go by many names the most common is mexican hat but also can be called Prairie Coneflower, and or Thimbleflower. They are another Texas wildflower that you will find in spring time popping up everywhere. The wind was blowing hard so we brought them in to capture a close up macro of the flowers on a white background before they are gone. We love the way the pedals drape down to give the cone center all the attention. This wildflower is a member of the aster family.