2015 Hill Country Flowers

June 19, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

The weather for Texas Blue Bonnet's was perfect this year. Good rains, cool weather, and then getting to the Hill Country at the optimal time. 

​Although, the lakes were still way below their peak levels, this afforded   extraordinary photo shoots in Lake Buchanan. I say in Lake Buchanan, because the water levels are/were so low that I was able to shoot flowers,  were 4 to 5 feet of  water should be.  Good for photography, not so hot for the people needing water.

  The early morning and late afternoon times allowed for some interesting light.  The countryside was wild flower paradise. Some areas, you didn't want to get out of the car for you would be walking on the foliage.  I had to do some extra special trips, such as stopping the car, getting out, and my wife would drive up the road for a couple of miles and return to pick me up. This , of course, one had to dodge approaching cars, but, no accidents to report , and shots obtained.

  Three years ago, we went to the Hill Country, only to find patchy and sparse Blue Bonnet's, and this year was a total turnaround. Still would have liked to find that 1920 circa tractor in the field with Blue Bonnet's, maybe next year. Must get back to see Lake Buchanan, maybe the BALD Eagles will have returned.

​  There is something special about watching a sunset over a dried lake bed. Where there should be precious water, you see a "sea" of blue bonnet's. Of course, it it didn't hurt that I was able to photograph a turkey buzzard floating over the "lake", with the "good light" shining on him.  What will next year bring?


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