Photo Blog: Best Texas Bluebonnets And Wildflower Landscapes Of 2021

May 6 2021

The bluebonnets and wildflowers season this year was not the stellar years of the past in the Texas hill country but it did have it moments where there were some beautiful flowers to be found! Below are some of our favorites wildflowers for this year we found in our drive through out the Texas hill country in 2021!

Golden Glow over Bluebonnet Landscape Pano - Texas Wildflowers - We have been hoping that this farmland in the Texas hill country...

Golden Glow over Bluebonnet Landscape Pano - Texas Wildflowers - We have been hoping that this farmland in the Texas hill country bluebonnets would come back and this year we got lucky. We capture several images of this field of bluebonnets in a panorama right before sunset which created this nice golden glow over the wildflowers. We came here several times as we never know when or if this bluebonnet landscape will come back again. We spoke with the property owner who was happy we appreciated the wildflowers as much as she did. This was a hugh field of texas bluebonnets in the hill country probably the biggest field of wildflowers in years. Even though the rest of the hill country was only so so this year this field came back after several years of no flowers. Some say bluebonnets or lupines come back every couple of years, but we have seen some field never come back but this year we got lucky. These are some of our favorite field of wildflowers landscapes to capture, the texas bluebonnets in the back roads of the Texas. The bluebonnet is native to the area and the state flower of Texas. All bluebonnets are the state flower but the one we capture the most is the Lupinus texensis. This wildflower has the blue colored pea shaped leaves with the white top which have been planted along the roads by the highway dept. since the days of Lady Bird when she promoted native wildflowers in Texas. Sometimes the bluebonnets will have a violet to purple tint depending on the suns angle in this you see the color change because of the low angle of the sun over this field.

Texas Bluebonnets Twilight at the Lake - We came to this location along the water several times to capture both sunrise and sunset...

Texas Bluebonnets Twilight at the Lake - We came to this location along the water several times to capture both sunrise and sunset of these wonderful bluebonnet wildflowers at the lake edge. This capture of the bluebonnets at twilight was our favorite. Capturing good bluebonnets is a matter of luck many times and we were lucky that this area had bluebonnet wildflowers again after the lake went back down which allowed them to come back. We like this little leafless tree that was positioned along the waters edge and decided to use it in our capture. The Texas hill country dry river bed came back to life this year after the waters went down along the colorado river and this field of bluebonnets popped up. It was delightful to see the field of wildflowers again not as much as the first time years ago, but still wonderful. Spring time in the Texas hill country can be magical when fields of wildflowers appear in great numbers. We live not far from here so we came here many times till word got out and the bluebonnet got trampled down. The texas hill country has been one of the best places to capture pictures of bluebonnets landscapes in the past and we can only hope forever. Taking pictures of bluebonnets is one of our favorite things to capture. There are many varieties of bluebonnets in Texas from the chiso bluebonnet, to the sandyland and of course the Lupinus texensis lupine, has been the state flower since the 1901 and all other bluebonnets were included in 1971 by the Texas Legislature which made all lupines in the state the state flower. For most the most popular is the Lupinus texensis or texas bluebonnet which are here in the hill country which range in color from blue to violet shade depending on the light also the texas hill bluebonnets have the white tops which are known is said to look like a bonnet.

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Texas Bluebonnets at the Lake Sunset Pano  - We love this twilight after the sunset went down over this wonderful field of bluebonnets...

Texas Bluebonnets at the Lake Sunset Pano - We love this twilight after the sunset went down over this wonderful field of bluebonnets and with this colorful pink and orange sky. We came to this location along the water several times to capture both sunrise and sunset of these wonderful bluebonnet wildflowers at the lake edge. Capturing good bluebonnets is a matter of luck many times and we were lucky that this area had bluebonnet wildflowers again after the lake went back down which allowed them to come back so we took many photos from here. We like this little leafless tree that was positioned along the waters edge and decided to use it in our capture. The Texas hill country dry river bed came back to life this year after the waters went down along the colorado river and this field of bluebonnets popped up. It was delightful to see the field of wildflowers again not as much as the first time years ago, but still wonderful. Spring time in the Texas hill country can be magical when fields of wildflowers appear in great numbers. We live not far from here so we came here many times till word got out and the bluebonnet got trampled down. The texas hill country has been one of the best places to capture pictures of bluebonnets landscapes in the past and we can only hope forever. Taking pictures of bluebonnets is one of our favorite things to capture. There are many varieties of bluebonnets in Texas from the chiso bluebonnet, to the sandyland and of course the Lupinus texensis lupine, has been the state flower since the 1901 and all other bluebonnets were included in 1971 by the Texas Legislature which made all lupines in the state the state flower. For most the most popular is the Lupinus texensis or texas bluebonnet which are here in the hill country which range in color from blue to violet shade depending on the light also the texas hill bluebonnets have the white tops which are known is said to look like a bonnet.

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Poppies at the Farm - We capture these wonderful poppies at this old rural farm where the poppy grow like wildflowers. Several...

Poppies at the Farm - We capture these wonderful poppies at this old rural farm where the poppy grow like wildflowers. Several towns in Texas have a poppy festival every year where many grow poppies just for the event. Poppies were growing in front of peoples home, in their yard with sign welcoming the visitors so you could find these wonderful poppy landscapes in abundant everywhere.

Country Poppies at the Farm Vertical - Captured this old vintage farm house with it windmill and a great field of red corn poppies...

Country Poppies at the Farm Vertical - Captured this old vintage farm house with it windmill and a great field of red corn poppies in front. A Texas town has it annual poppies festival and this years blooms of the corn poppy were fantastic. The area had homes that had poppies planted in front of the homes, in their yard, and in vacant lot with welcoming signs in most. So it was a lot of fun just seeing so many poppies in one place. Their are two places in Texas that do poppy festivals Georgetown and Castroville. Always a good day when you can capture some texas wildflowers in the spring time.

Red Corn Poppies - We capture these red corn poppies in a field of poppies we wanted to capture them up close. Some also call...

Red Corn Poppies - We capture these red corn poppies in a field of poppies we wanted to capture them up close. Some also call these the common poppy, corn rose, field poppy, Flanders poppy, and red poppy. The poppy is an annual herbaceous species of flowering plant in the poppy family Papaveraceae. The poppy in Texas usually show up around the end of March through the end of April. However it can bee seen at other times if conditon are right. Many people grow them in their garden so they may last a lot longer in good soil and plenty of water. Also the red poppy was known as a symbol of dead soilders from after World War. Many solders died in the trenches where red poppies were blooming and it came be a symbol in European countries. Many people would wear red poppies on Rememberance day.

Sunrise Glow Over Lake Bluebonnets - This wonderful landscape field of bluebonnet wildflowers was a site to see this spring....

Sunrise Glow Over Lake Bluebonnets - This wonderful landscape field of bluebonnet wildflowers was a site to see this spring. Over this bluebonnet season we came to this area over five times to catch sunrises and sunsets. This area is the beginning of the Texas hill country and we drive a good distance trying to find an capturing good field of bluebonnets images which can be a lot of luck and a lot of driving. I don't know how many miles we put on our vehicle every spring trying to find nice field of bluebonnets or other wildflowers. When you find a location with lots of wildflowers, it is especially hard when everyone can get in them because they get trampled so fast so you have to find them fast and get your photo before they get too trampled. This year we did get to this area before it got too overrun and capture several good images ofthe masses got here to capture this sunrise over the lake. Really this is part of the Colorado river chain in the Texas Hill Country but a lot refer to it as the lake. This park had a bumper crop of bluebonnets several years ago after a drought exposed the field to the light of day. Now we again had a drought and the field is again exposed so many bluebonnets came back but nothing like it had been years ago, but still still a nice bunch of wildflowers in one place. So we set out to capture the sunrise over the lake and this morning gave us a nice glow just as the sun rays broke the surface of the Texas hill country.

Sunset Over the Bluebonnets Pano  - Another capture of the field of bluebonnets panorama after the sunset and brought up these...

Sunset Over the Bluebonnets Pano - Another capture of the field of bluebonnets panorama after the sunset and brought up these nice colors of pinks and orange in the sky. We had moved to a different site when the colors from the earlier sunset appeared in the sky. We had been photographing nearby when we saw the colors and turn our camera that way where the road curved around the bend at the lake. The Texas hill country dry river bed came back to life this year after the waters went down along the colorado river and this field of bluebonnets popped up. It was delightful to see the field of wildflowers again not as much as the first time but still wonderful. We capture this wonderful field of wildflowers just as the sunset colors appear over the trees tops with enough light left for the the flowers. Spring time in the Texas hill country can be magical when fields of wildflowers appear in great numbers. We live not far from here so we came here several times till word got out and the bluebonnet got trampled down. The texas hill country has been one of the best places to capture pictures of bluebonnets landscapes in the past and we can only hope forever. Taking pictures of bluebonnets is one of our favorite things to capture. There are many varieties of bluebonnets in Texas from the chiso bluebonnet, to the sandyland and of course the Lupinus texensis lupine, has been the state flower since the 1901 and all other bluebonnets were included in 1971 by the Texas Legislature which made all lupines in the state the state flower. For most the most popular is the Lupinus texensis or texas bluebonnet which are here in the hill country which are known for the white top which is said to look like a bonnet.

Bluebonnets at the Park Sunset - The Texas hill country dry river bed came back to life again after the waters went down along...

Bluebonnets at the Park Sunset - The Texas hill country dry river bed came back to life again after the waters went down along the colorado river this year and this field of bluebonnets was a site to see. We capture this wonderful field of wildflowers just as the sunset over the trees tops with enough light left for the the flowers. Spring time in the Texas hill country can be magical when fields of wildflowers appear in great numbers. We live not far from here so we came here several times till word got out and the bluebonnet got trampled down. The texas hill country has been one of the best places to capture pictures of bluebonnets landscapes in the past and we can only hope forever. Taking pictures of bluebonnets is one of our favorite things to capture. There are many varieties of bluebonnets in Texas from the chiso bluebonnet, to the sandyland and of course the Lupinus texensis lupine, has been the state flower since the 1901 and all other bluebonnets were included in 1971 by the Texas Legislature which made all lupines in the state the state flower. For most the most popular is the Lupinus texensis or texas bluebonnet which are here in the hill country which are known for the white top which is said to look like a bonnet.

Field of Daisy Wildflower Landscape - This was a great field of ox-eyed daisy with just a few trees, a nice blue sky and white...

Field of Daisy Wildflower Landscape - This was a great field of ox-eyed daisy with just a few trees, a nice blue sky and white clouds in the back ground. These lovely field of daisy flowers were such a wonderful site. Springtime in the texas hill country can be magical when the flowers are blooming at the same times. These white daisy with their yellow to mustard colored centers and their green stems and trees as a backdrop make for such a lovely scene. This is the seed farm out side of Fredrickburg that grow wildflowers such as bluebonnets, poppies, many different kind of daisy, and much more. We found some great wildflowers growing here and captured images that we had a nice point of view and this field of daisys with the tree in the background and blue sky with some nice clouds made a nice landscape image. Behind the seed farm is where they grow other wildflowers.

Red Poppies at the Fence Pano - We love this house with it fence and a row of red corn poppies in front.  We captured this in...

Red Poppies at the Fence Pano - We love this house with it fence and a row of red corn poppies in front. We captured this in front of this small stone house as we were leaving in a panorama. We like the fence and red poppies in front so that where we wanted to focus the image. Poppies are a popular flower to be grown in gardens as well in the wild they grow best somewhere between the end of March and through the end of April in the spring time. The red poppy flower also can be called the corn rose, field poppy, flanders poppy, red poppy, red weed. I suppose they get out of hand just like the white poppies in the hill country.

Red Poppy Landscape - A lovely tree and a field of red poppies with a blue sky and nice clouds what could be better.  Spring...

Red Poppy Landscape - A lovely tree and a field of red poppies with a blue sky and nice clouds what could be better. Spring time in the Texas hill country offers up lots of wildflower landscape opportunities rather it be in the wild or planted. We capture this at the seed farm out side Fredrickburg Texas with this field great red corn poppies field. Red Corn poppies can be found as wildflowers or planted in flower beds. It always great to find them no matter where they grow. A litte added benefit was behind this field of wildflowers was the vineyard that grow the grapes for the winerys in this area.

John P. Cole Cabin Wildflowers at Sunset - We took the John P. Cole Cabin with bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrush wildflower right...

John P. Cole Cabin Wildflowers at Sunset - We took the John P. Cole Cabin with bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrush wildflower right at sunset in Old Baylor Park in a vertical format. The John P. Cole cabin was part of the Cole settlement of 1835 located on Cataract Creek and it was moved to old baylor park for historical preservation. John P Cole was one of the founders of Cole Settlement. John P Cole was appointed to Chief Justice of Washington County by Sam Houston the first president of the Republic. The Cole house was the center of activity with local election plus the first constitition election were held here in 1828. In August 1836 the town of Independence was formed. Independence was where Sam Houston and his family settled and he took a person interest in Baylor University and the Baptist church there. Old baylor park was the site of the Baylor University male section of the school before it was moved to Waco.

Firewheels Wildflowers at Sunset Pano - A field of Texas firewheels, also called indian blankets with some mequite trees right...

Firewheels Wildflowers at Sunset Pano - A field of Texas firewheels, also called indian blankets with some mequite trees right before sunset in the Texas Hill Country. This pasture of texas wildflowers of red, pinks and yellow was a site to see. Finding the best spot to capture them was also tricky but think we got a nice capture here. You don't come across fields of firewheel wildflowers too often so it always a nice surprise when you find one. This was taken in the Texas hill country this spring just before the sunset in the west.

Texas Firewheels Along the Fence - We came across these wonderful firewheel wildlowers, also called indian blankets growing along...

Texas Firewheels Along the Fence - We came across these wonderful firewheel wildlowers, also called indian blankets growing along this rustic mesquite fence in the texas hill country. We had a nice blue sky with some clouds along with the green leaves of the mesquite trees in the back ground. Another wonderful capture of firewheels or as some call them indian blankets wildflowers. They got their name of indian blankets from the way they would just cover an area with these colors of indian blankets. We just think they are lovely with all the variety between them some are all red, orange, some or pink, and some have just the tips of their leaves with yellow. I have read that they started out as a yellow wildflower but over time the red colors took over. Their scientific name is Gaillardia pulchella and or a member of the aster family. The flower heads are about 1 to 2 inches across and they grow up to 3 feet tall with the flowers being mostly red in the center with yellow tips on the leaves. Every year in spring time they come out after other wildflowers like bluebonnets and indian paintbrush have gone down so our texas wildflowers season continues into early summer so it alway fun to see what will pops up next.

Vintage Barn Old Glory and Poppies - We were surprise with this old vintage barn with the American flag drapped on the side and...

Vintage Barn Old Glory and Poppies - We were surprise with this old vintage barn with the American flag drapped on the side and a lovely field of red corn poppies in front. So this vintage barn and flag was begging to to taken. Texas wildflowers come in many types and poppies in this small town have cultivated their poppies all over town. This area had poppies most everwhere. Poppies in front of their gates, in their yards, in empty lot it was a lot of fun to see so many poppy flowers in a small area. Castroville and Georgetown both have poppy festival and you can find some great places to capture red corn poppies through out the area.

Red Corn Poppies Vertical -  A lovely tree and a field of red poppies with a couple of white and pink poppies with a blue sky...

Red Corn Poppies Vertical - A lovely tree and a field of red poppies with a couple of white and pink poppies with a blue sky and nice clouds what could be better. Spring time in the Texas hill country offers up lots of wildflower landscape opportunities rather it be in the wild or planted. We capture this at the seed farm out side Fredrickburg Texas with this field great red corn poppies field. Red Corn poppies can be found as wildflowers or planted in flower beds. It always great to find them no matter where they grow. A litte added benefit was behind this field of wildflowers was the vineyard that grow the grapes for the winerys in this area.

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