Last Friday the weather was glorious – one of those rare, Texas days of 70 F and light breeze. Without a cloud in the sky, I never even broke a sweat as we toured central Texas looking at the enormous wildflower display of 2010.
I found the best fields of tall flowers outside of Bastrop, Texas, near Lost Pines State Park. As you can see below, you couldn’t have walked into the field without stepping on a bluebonnet. Not that I would have done such a thing!
And a bigger surprise to me was the variety of wildflowers blooming all at once this year. Normally the flowers are spaced in timing, with Bluebonnets and Pinks leading the charge, followed by Indian Paintbrush and hardier yellow bloomers as the season warms up. This year, everything that ever laid a seed on the earth has sprung to full color. I even saw what I believe is native, wild Phlox for the first time ever.
I love the unusual combination found in the Lost Pines State Park of the pine trees mingling with Bluebonnets, below. Needless to say, I took many more photos of the stunning displays, but I’m sure you have your own to look at as well. We’re having a lovely spring, aren’t we?