Texas Hill Country Images: Bluebonnet Report, Wildflower Sightings in Central Tx

Central Texas Hill Country Bluebonnet sightings:

April 2014 photo, shot with tripod, taken North of Marble Falls, on Longhorn Cavern/Inks Lake Road.

We went back through the Kingsland, Inks Lake, Marble Falls, Llano, & Castell  areas this past weekend to see the scenery.  We piled our entire family into the car, and off we went!
The Llano area … including Hwy 29 and smaller County Roads, has some nice colors.

Here’s some more eye candy from the Inks Lake Road:
its not Bluebonnets… its a castle in the Hill Country!
Faulkenstein Castle… makes you feel like your back in Germany!
Want a Portrait Session there at the castle?  Message me!
April 8, 2014

This past weekend we traveled south to Brenham, Burton, Independence, & Chappel Hill Tx.   If you can visit that area… go!  Its beautiful country, and be sure to stop at the Burton Cafe for lunch and tell our friends George or Lucy that we sent ya! Great food! 2508_small
Birdhouse & BB Fields … Hwy 390 near Burton
Fenceline of Wildflowers … near Chappel Hill Tx2550_IndependenceTX_small
Yard of Indian Paintbrush … near Chappel Hill, Texas We sell these as wall prints  – or – as digital stock photos for your business advertising & websites!  Simply contact us for more info. All images are property of Kathy Weigand  dba Hill Country Images ™.  Do not reproduce.


April 3, 2014

ITS RAINING around the Fredericksburg area tonight!!! YAY! Its just a few small showers, but what  a wonderful sight!   This will help our wildflowers! After finishing up with a photo session yesterday on the 2nd, we decided to do more scouting, so we drove from Enchanted Rock through Llano, Castell,  Mason, & Doss.  By the time we got to Doss it was dark… – The Enchanted Rock/Llano/Castell/Mason areas now have more colors than last week!
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Bluebonnets near Llano, Tx IMG_2159
between Llano & Castell Tx.
The colors, arn’t as good as past years, but there’s still some great patches along our Hill Country roads! And… if you are a pro photographer, artist, or just like taking pictures, then you’ll see plenty of other ‘photo ops’ along the way! 2193sepia
Llano River
Church near Castell, Tx

By the way, we saw 2 rattlesnakes this evening on the roads!!! One was near Castell, the other near Doss… so watch out!


April 1, 2014

Fredericksburg Tx (Gillespie County) area … – Wildseed Farms on Hwy 290 (east of Fbg) has a nice planted field of bluebonnets. These are planted in rows, and are not ‘wild’, but its nice to see the blue. – Hwy 87 from Fredericksburg to Mason has some nice colors esp, after the Llano River bridge & closer to Mason, in Mason County. – There are some patches of blue at the LBJ Park on Hwy 290 east of Fredericksburg. We need some rain!  Even if we get just a little rain,  the hardy bluebonnets will grow fuller as they are still in the early stages!

as of:
March 27, 2014

Fredericksburg  l  Enchanted Rock  l  Stonewall  l   Harper  l  Doss  l   Mason  l   Art  l  Castell  l  Llano  l   Central Texas

Peach Tree Blooms – The peach trees are past the bloom stage and are leafing out.   You might catch a glimpse of a few of the later variety peach trees still in bloom along Hwy 290 between Stonewall & Fbg. Fredericksburg TX: In town:  St Mary’s Cemetery & some private yards have some color.  We need more rain! We spotted small pockets of bluebonnets near: – Enchanted Rock along Highway 965 & closer to Llano. – Highway 16N towards Llano Doss TX: – Hwy 783  after Doss and towards Hwy 87 (towards Mason) bbHildasChurch2 pic taken 03-27-14.  Hilda’s Church in background. Mason TX: – Hwy 87 between Fredericksburg & Mason (closer to Mason)  Also a few Indian Paintbrush are getting started. – early blooming stages all around Mason, Tx – James River Road –  Mason towards  Art Tx (light blooms at the Art Church) – towards Castell, &  Llano Bluebonnets will be in a fuller bloom in the Gillespie, Mason, & Llano Counties in 1-2 weeks.        

Southern Hill Country: Now is a great time to search for bluebonnets in the southern Hill Country & South Texas.

We’re heading SOUTH towards Brenham, Burton (stopping in to see our friends George & Lucy at the Burton Cafe), and even the Conroe area. Near Brenham TX: – Becker Dr behind Whataburger – Highway 1155 north of Chappell Hill – Hwy 290 at the Welcome sign. – Hwy 390 from Burton & east of Independence – as well as FM 50,  Hwy 105,  Hwy 36 South Bastrop Tx: Hwy 21 near Bastrop Hwy 71 between  Bastrop – La Grange – Columbus   Where’s your favorite bluebonnet sightings? Feel free to post your own favorite bluebonnet places below in the comments!

We sell Texas Hill Country Bluebonnet Prints for your home  or office   …   as well as digital stock photos for your business websites & marketing!

While your traveling through our beautiful Hill Country … – Please respect all private property owner’s rights and do not trespass, go over fences, disturb livestock, horses, or go over private drive cattleguards. – Watch out for snakes. – Please do not litter. God bless Texas!

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