Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Wildflowers in the Hill Country

With all the reports of fabulous wildflower displays in the Texas Hill Country this year, we just had to take a wildflower drive.  We were not disappointed!

Last Sunday, April 11, we headed out of Lakeway to SH 71, drove by Horseshoe Bay at Marble Falls, took Park Road 4 by Longhorn Caverns State Park and Inks Lake, detoured down a couple of recommended rural roads, and followed Prairie Mountain Road into Fredericksburg.  By that time it was getting dark, so after dinner returned to Austin. 

In all, we drove more than 250 miles and saw truly awesome sights--many varieties of wildflowers along every road and in surrounding fields.  Almost any route you take through the Hill Country will provide bountiful vistas of spectacular blooms.  I'll let my pictures tell the story--and watch for more soon.  Flowers should still plentiful for a couple of weeks. Thanks to a cold winter and wet spring, we have the best display in a decade, so get out there and take advantage of this opportunity.

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