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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Wildflower field in Hempstead TX

Driving back and forth from Houston as much as I have, I couldn't help but notice this very large field of wildflowers. It has attracted hundreds of visitors in recent weeks to get "bluebonnet photos" (a tradition here in Central Texas) of kids, loved ones, and even pets. Most days there would be dozens of cars and vans parked along Highway 290, with people walking through the wildflowers, taking photos, and mostly enjoying the sights and smells of such a large field of beauty.

But coming back this week, there was only a couple of cars, and since I had the "travel cam" I decided it would be a good time to get a couple of shots. I think the rainy overcast day had a lot to do with the scarcity of visitors. The trails between the flowers were quite muddy, so I stayed along the main road into the property.

I took this photo at the entrance to the field, where the road into the property begins. There was a beaten trail right along the fenceline, which you can see in the lower left corner of the photo.

I hope that you have wildflowers blooming where you are. This is really a great time to be in Texas.

More later,
Mike Z