Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, June 14, 2017

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, June 14, 2017
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, June 14, 2017

Monday, March 28, 2016

Willow Wildflower Loop and Hwy 965 (Texas) - Sunday, March 27, 2016

Continuation of Easter Sunday blog...

When we left Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, we headed north on Hwy 965 on our way to the Willow Wildflower Loop off of TX Hwy 16. What a surprise we were in for! As we drove north, we started seeing bluebonnets and Indian paintbrush along both sides of the highway. They created a beautiful palette of blue and red.

Hwy 965 bluebonnets and Indian paintbrush
Indian paintbrush
TX Hwy 965 - flowers as far as the eye can see
We turned south on TX 16 and had many wildflowers there as well. We turned left onto Willow Loop Rd for a 13-mile drive through the Texas Hill Country.

Willow Wildflower Loop
Cows like bluebonnets to eat
Roadside display
Willow Wildflower Loop
A field of yellow wildflowers
White prickly poppy
Texas Hill Country landscape
Hill Country scenic view

The old boot fence
Bluebonnets at their peak
From the Willow Wildflower Loop we high-tailed it home. We were spent.

At home, we had lunch of salads and took a nap. That was a fulfilling day.

Travel Bug out.

11 comments:

  1. Amazing, amazing and big beautiful WOW!

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    1. We were so blessed to be there at just the right time.

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  2. I love driving through the Hill Country in the Spring. Totally jealous. After we first moved to Kansas, I looked it up to see if either bluebonnets or Indian Paintbrush would grow here. They say neither can. I might try it sometime just to see if they would in a well protected area.

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    1. There are different kinds of lupine (which is what bluebonnets are). We had lupine and Texas paintbrush in Oregon, but they were at higher elevations on the mountains. Maybe there's a type of lupine or Indian paintbrush that will grow in Kansas. A garden center would probably know.

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  3. You guys hit the jackpot on this drive! Looks like another stellar year for wildflowers!

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    1. These are the best wildflowers I've seen since we first came to Texas in 2012. That was a stellar year, probably better than this one.

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  4. just love Texas in the spring time...

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    1. Best season of the year no matter where you are, IMHO.

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  5. What a waste of a pair of boots.

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  6. What a lovely surprise. Your photos are spectacular.

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    1. Thank you so much. If you haven't been to Texas in wildflower season, make plans to check it out. We are always amazed how many flowers there are here!

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