Photos - Bluebonnets Fields and other Texas Wildflowers in the Spring

Field of Texas Bluebonnets

Field of Texas Bluebonnets
Field of Texas Bluebonnets | Source

Some of the Texas wildflowers I photographed last April...

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Drummands PhloxBluebonnetsCoreopsisBull thistlePrimroseIndian PaintbrushA less common pink bluebonnetIndian PaintbrushAn interesting dead tree trunk with lichens growing on it.The cactus were just beginning to bloom.
Drummands Phlox
Drummands Phlox | Source
Bluebonnets | Source
Coreopsis | Source
Bull thistle
Bull thistle | Source
Primrose | Source
Indian Paintbrush
Indian Paintbrush | Source
A less common pink bluebonnet
A less common pink bluebonnet | Source
Indian Paintbrush
Indian Paintbrush | Source
An interesting dead tree trunk with lichens growing on it.
An interesting dead tree trunk with lichens growing on it. | Source
The cactus were just beginning to bloom.
The cactus were just beginning to bloom. | Source

Bluebonnets and Wildflowers

We love to take a drive out into the countryside in the Spring of each year when the bluebonnets and other wildflowers are reputed to be at their peak in Texas and take some pictures.

Many people have the same idea and when the cars start stacking up on the sides of the roads, one can pretty well rest assured that a beautiful sight lies ahead. With cameras in hand, the cars are vacated and people wander into the fields to see and record that year's bounty of bluebonnets and other wildflowers of every hue and description.

Wildflowers and Lady Bird Johnson

When President Lyndon Johnson was in office from 1963 to 1969, his wife "Lady Bird" made the seeding of wildflowers and beautification in general one of her prime points of focus.

Shrubs and trees were planted and wildflower seeds were sown not only in Texas but across all of America. She deeply cared about the environment but also it's natural beauty.

Partly due to her efforts the Highway Beautification Act was passed in 1965.

Bluebonnet Spring

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Lady Bird Johnson Home Movie #1: Spring-Fall 1940. Narrated by her showing Washington & other landmarks, + also her interest in nature.

National Wildflower Research Center

In 1982 Lady Bird Johnson along with Helen Hayes founded the National Wildflower Research Center.

She personally donated 60 acres of land plus over $100,000 to further these efforts.

On Lady Bird's birthday in 1998 it was renamed in her honor.

The Lady Bird Wildflower Center continues the research and work of environmentally making our land beautiful and sustainable for future generations of people.

A quote from Lady Bird Johnson:

"We are obligated to leave the country looking as good if not better than we found it."

The roads today are splashed with an array of colorful seasonal flowers and can be enjoyed year after year as most all of the wildflowers are self-seeding and therefore generate the next seasons crop of eye-catching beauties.

Bluebonnets and other Texas Wildflowers

Texas Wildflowers (2010)

Lady Bird Johnson's legacy continues...

Enjoy your area's wildflowers!

Springtime generally offers a spectacular show of blooming wildflowers in most areas of the country.

We can thank Lady Bird Johnson for the heightened awareness and implementation of this beautification project and its impact on the environment.

She has left behind a beautiful legacy and we can feast all of our senses because of her efforts on behalf of all Americans.

Hope you enjoyed my pictures.

Now get out there and photograph some flowers of your own!

If you happen to be living or visiting in Texas, the bluebonnets and other wildflowers are waiting for your picture taking and pleasure every Spring!

Location of fields of wildflowers each Spring

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A markerBrenham, Texas -
Brenham, TX, USA
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B markerBryan, Texas -
Bryan, TX, USA
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Fields of Texas wildflowers

Gorgeous fields of wildflowers
Gorgeous fields of wildflowers | Source
Texas wildflowers
Texas wildflowers | Source

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Springtime in Texas (Be forewarned...if you start watching this video, you won't want it to ever end!)

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Peggy W 17 months ago from Houston, Texas Author

Hi poetryman6969,

We saw masses of blackberries in bloom yesterday as my hubby and I were walking through the forested pathways of our Houston Arboretum & Nature Center. The blossoms are quite beautiful! The bluebonnets in this region of Texas are now in full bloom. Pretty time of year!

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Peggy W 17 months ago from Houston, Texas Author

Hi Au fait,

The bluebonnets down in our part of Texas are now in full bloom and should be that way for a while. Appreciate your pins and the share. Happy Easter to you!

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poetryman6969 18 months ago

Love to see the bluebonnets blossoming. This year where we live I think we are getting a lot of blackberry flowers in bloom.

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Au fait 18 months ago from North Texas

Texas has everything. 5 regions, each the size of an average state like Wisconsin, Illinois, or Iowa, and each region different from all the others. When it comes to landscape and climate, Texas has it all. It should be about time for the bluebonnets and other wild flowers to be profuse along the roadsides. I've seen a few here and there, but usually they are everywhere along with the domestic flowering trees, etc.

Expect the middle of this month through the middle of next month would be a perfect time for visitors to come to Texas to see all the lush green, and flowers, etc.

Pinned this excellent article to 2 of my boards, the "Green II board," and the "White II board." and will share with followers. Again, have a wonderful Easter!

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Peggy W 18 months ago from Houston, Texas Author

Hi agusfanani,

I think that most people appreciate nature and the spring flowers are always welcomed. Appreciate all of the votes up. Thanks!

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