Texas Bluebonnets in the Hill Country, outside of Willow City. April 2004
Canon 10D, 16-35mm, .8sec @ f/16, ISO 100
Spring is just about here, and I thought I would pull an image from my archive from 5 years ago. When we used to live in Austin, we would head out every weekend in the springtime, looking for wildflower pockets within a 100 mile radius of our home. 2004 was an exceptional year for wildflowers in Texas, and it is looking like 2009 will be good but only in certain areas. I am looking forward to getting out in the next few weeks to take some photos of the kids in the flowers. If you have never been to Texas in the springtime for wildflowers, you owe it to yourself to come bring your camera for a few days. Make Austin your home base, and make sure to eat some great BBQ (it is beef here in Texas) and take in some excellent live music.