Texas Wildflower in the HIll Country

May 9, 2015

Last weekend was just about perfect. I covered a lot of ground in the northern part of the Texas Hill Country. From Llano to San Saba to Brady and back – the highways and dirt roads had a lot to offer. Texas wildflowers were abundant. Sure, the bluebonnets have passed, but they have made way for even more beautiful displays, primarily reds and golds of firewheels and bitterweed. I normally don’t shoot in the middle of the day, but the contrast from red to gold to the blue skies overhead offered a combination I couldn’t pass up. Even with a bit of harsh sunlight, the colors were still quite striking.

Field of Texas Wildflowers in the Hill Country 2

One evening I found the last long light of evening streaming through an old willow tree. Beneath the tree a patch of red firewheels added a splash of color to the sunlight and Texas landscape.

Firewheel Sunlight in the Texas Hill Country 1

If you enjoy wildflowers and the many colors they offer, take a drive before the blooms fade. Highway 71 from Llano to Brady. Cut over to San Saba and take Highway 16 back to Llano. Enjoy some great bbue at Coopers. Explore the dirt roads and only use your GPS to find your way home! 🙂

Happy Travels, Texas.

~ Rob



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