Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Texas Hill Country Wildflowers!

We meandered our way to central Texas to view the eclipse with the added bonus of a visiting my brother and sister-in-law. Their house is on the eastern edge of what was the path of totality. Should have been pretty good viewing! But nope - cloud cover for 99% of the event. We did have a nice visit though- thanks Dan and Chris!

We also happened to hit the wildflower bloom in the hill country. Since 1934 the Texas highway department has delayed mowing until the wildflower season is over and the seeds have dried. They also sow 30,000 pounds of wildflower seed each year. So many flowers! Mostly bluebonnets, Indian paintbrush, mini sunflowers, and Indian blanket but at least ten more varieties were scattered among them.  Wildflowers  Hill Country


  1. I live in the Texas Hill County and have never seen the wildflowers as spectacular as they are this year...and they seem to be lasting a lot longer than usual.

    1. I thought they were extra spectacular! We really enjoyed traveling along the two-lane roads and seeing all the flowers.

  2. Isn't it grand to see so much color alongside the roads? Just takes your breath away! Thanks for showing us Texas hill flowers. (sorry your eclipse sky was cloudy) Maybe next time :-)