Saturday, March 29, 2008

Texas Wildflowers

When Nana was planning for this trip, we we very hopeful that there would be a lot of Texas wildflowers in bloom during her stay. We knew if they were blooming much of our time would be spent driving around the countryside to see them, enjoying their beauty and taking lots of pictures of them.


Thankfully the wildflowers near here are in abundance this weekend and we did enjoy finding many fields and ditches full of them during our drive on Friday. Yesterday's drive through the Texas Hill Country proved disappointing with wildflowers though. The flowers aren't yet blooming there, so if you're planning a scenic drive to the Hill Country to see wildflowers, wait. Drive toward Gonzales, Luling or Seguin instead.






Phlox






Phlox and Texas Paintbrush





a field of red poppies and Texas Bluebonnets.







Texas Bluebonnets







I told Nana it was tradition here to have your picture made in a field of Bluebonnets so she took mine....








...and I took hers.








Texas Bluebonnets with yellow flowers I was unable to identify.







a Texas Bluebonnet surrounded by Red Poppies








Red Poppies and I think the yellow flowers may be Desert Baileya






Texas Bluebonnets, Texas Paintbrush, Red Poppies and a few yellow flowers. This was one of the most color fields we found.








All Red Poppies and Texas Paintbrush







Nana didn't know until later that I was photographing her as she photographed the flowers. :0)







But, apparently she was doing the same thing as I found this photo on her camera, taken as I took the next photo...








I wanted just the right shot of this tree at the top of the hill covered in bluebonnets.






Showy Primrose



2 comments:

E said...

Glad y'all had a fun day and that you're enjoying your Nana's visit. =0)

LACEY said...

HI SUE!!!! BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS!!!!!!

YOU GIRLS LOOK LIKE YOUR HAVING FUN!!! :) GOOD PICS!!!!

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