April 10, 2004

Spring time in Austin

by Ed Rozmiarek

Texas Bluebonnets
Spring time in Central Texas means it's wildflower season. In particular, it's bluebonnet season. The bluebonnets have actually been a little scarce this year due to lack of rain. Not spring rain, but fall rain. Bluebonnets actually start growing in the fall so our lack of rain last September and October meant a below average bluebonnet season this spring.

However, that doesn't mean there aren't any good patches around, you just have to look around more. One of the better ones around us is in an undeveloped section of land next to a shopping center. Since we were in the area running some errands today and we had the camera, we stopped for some pictures.

If you're interested in learning more about wildflowers, visit the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center here is Austin.

Kevin, Shea and bluebonnets

Texas Bluebonnets

It's not all bluebonnets
Visit our picture gallery for more wildflower pictures.

Posted by Ed Rozmiarek at April 10, 2004 4:23 PM


Oh wow, those look great. My wife and I lived in Texas as newlyweds from 88-90, and absolutely loved the wildflowers. Especially the Bluebonnets! Are there any out towards Galveston? We're heading there tomorrow for a conference.

Posted by: Mark Johnson on May 17, 2004 6:07 PM

Bluebonnets are a March/April thing and are pretty much gone for this year. Around Austin there are still other wildflowers in bloom due to the wet spring and cooler temps so far this year. I can't really speak to the Galveston area as I have only been there during the summer months when the wildflowers are done blooming.

Posted by: Ed on May 18, 2004 9:47 AM
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