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Field of Spring Wildflowers

Field of Spring Wildflowers – This field had literally thousands of Greenthread, Texas Paintbrush, Texas Bluebonnet, and many others.  The field is located in Kyle, Texas just across the road from the Kyle branch of Austin Community College.

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Spring Wildflowers

Spring Wildflowers in the Texas Hill Country can be spectacular.  How spectacular is somewhat dependent upon how much rain the area receives in the fall and winter.  This past fall and winter were fairly wet for Texas standards. Therefore, we had a pretty wonderful crop of wildflowers this spring.

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White Texas Bluebonnet

White Texas Bluebonnet – Lupinus texensis – I was making photographs in a large field with several species of wildflowers in great numbers.  I nearly missed this small nearly white Texas Bluebonnet.  It was by itself and I found no others like it anywhere in the field.

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Greenthread A Group

Greenthread – Thelsperma filifolium – This Texas Hill Country beauty appears in large groups or as individual flowers.  It seems that during each of the four springs we have witnessed in Central Texas this flower has been abundant.  This year was an exceptionally good year for them.  They seem to be everywhere. However, one has …

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Mealy Sage

Mealy Sage – Salvia farinacea- A remarkable wildflower found in the Texas Hill Country.  The petals on this flower have a hairy appearance when examined up close.  There has been an abundance of these beautiful flowers this spring due to the fall and winter moisture we received.  I made this photograph in a field near …

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Lone Texas Paintbrush

Lone Texas Paintbrush – Castilleja indivisa – Although there were ample examples of Texas Paintbrush in bunches, this lone flower was particularly attractive.  I found it in a field along FM 1626 near the Kyle campus of Austin Community College.  We were fortunate to have a great crop of wildflowers this spring.

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Texas Paintbrush

Texas Paintbrush – Castilleja indivisa –  in a field near Kyle, Texas.  This spring was a particularly good spring for wildflowers in the Texas Hill Country.  The area had received a good deal of fall and early winter rains which made for a very colorful spring.  My problem was that I found myself so busy …

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Domestic Chicken Rhode Island Red

Domestic Chicken Rhode Island Red – There were several of these Rhode Island Red hens wandering around a roadside picnic area near Canyon Lake, Texas. They had apparently wandered over from a nearby farm.  However, there was a rooster who seemed to be from another nearby farm who was crowing his head off.  It was …

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Another Wind-Flower

Another Wind-Flower – Anemone heterophylla – As with the Wild Garlic, I tried to get the best images I could of these delicate flowers.  The breeze provided some photographic challenges here as well.

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Another Wild Garlic

Another Wild Garlic – Allium Drummondii – I continued to work to get the best shot of Wild Garlic I could as I moved around among the several specimens at the picnic area.

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