There’s more to Texas wildflowers than just bluebonnets. Although I have to say that the bluebonnets are so spectacular they can easily create a roadside traffic jam.
They tend to grow on the sides of the roads you see. But actually Texas has 5,000 different types of wildflowers and you’ll find them all over the place from grassy meadows to rocky hillsides and you’ll likely have them all to yourself.
Move over California, we don’t need your crowds when we have Texas!
Just as everyone has been raving online about the early wildflower bloom in Death Valley California, I found myself thinking that the crowds would ruin the experience, so I didn’t go! Even though I was practically next door. It just wouldn’t compare to what you can see in Texas.
I made all of these photos, and more, in a small part of southern Texas called Big Bend Ranch State Park.
The close-up images were made with my Canon 7D, the 70-300mm lens with a 500D close-up filter (also known as a diopter) attached. The close-up filter allows the camera to focus at a closer distance which effectively changes my telephoto lens into a macro lens. I love it!
What a way to welcome spring!