Bluebonnets and blue skies

Trip Start Dec 16, 2011
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Monday, April 9, 2012

Wildflowers may not be the first thing that comes to mind
when you think about Texas but for those in the know then Spring in the Hill
country (area around Austin) becomes a sea of blue and red and yellow. The Texas
national flower the bluebonnet can be seen along every roadside and every self
respecting Texan family has a picture of said self respecting family amongst the blue
bonnets. Don't get me wrong - it may be one of Texas best kept secrets but it
is big business, there is even a bluebonnet hotline that lets you know where
the best sightings have been in the last few days.



I love wildflowers, so it was a must on our things to do list and we weren’t disappointed (well I wasn't). We took a tip from the hotel manager and set off north from Fredericksburg along a little circular trail we were informed was THE place to see the bluebonnets at the moment. He was right.    It was one of the most beautiful sights I've seen. Standing on the ridge top looking over one of the many Hill country valleys you couldn't help but think that Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were going to mosey on by at any time, tracked by the sheriff and his team of men up on the opposite ridge, all made all the more beautiful by the blue bluenbonnet tinge. 
 
Sorry about the cheesy photos that follow but if you can't beat 'em joing 'em.


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