Spring Bluebonnets in Central Texas
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Spring in the Texas Hill Country
Spring in the Texas Hill Country has been prettier than usual. The rains have been more than helpful in replenishing the dry and parched soil from the drought. Though the Lakes are not even close to being full, most of the area is recuperating from months of arid weather.
The frequent Spring rains turned the brown parched grass into a beautiful rich green color. Flowering trees and shrubs emerged early in the Spring season as did the numerous patches of bluebonnets in the area. As the mild wet weather has continued, the wild grasses have grown, wild flowers of all types have emerged and so have the vivid colors of the bluebonnets.
The growing wild grass is so lush from the recent rains that in many places it is hiding the flourishing bluebonnets from sight. Warmer temperatures and sunshine are extending the flowering season and the patches of vivid colors along the roadways. Whether you live in the area or are vacationing in Central Texas, take a scenic drive into the Texas hill country toward Marble Falls, Burnet and the surrounding countryside to see plenty of floral color ready for the snap of your camera.
Threats of continued rain and possible severe weather have bypassed the Austin area in the latter half of March for the most part. Clouds have hung in the skies only to pass to the North or South of us to share their moisture. April rains are not anticipated in the next few days. The lakes need more water and the ground is drying quickly. We would appreciate more Spring showers which could keep the bluebonnets and other wildflowers around awhile longer.