A visit to the Texas Hill Country

March 31, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

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     This week, I made a brief trip to the Texas Hill Country, west of Austin.  Late March or early April is typically the best time to visit this area for flower photography, with bluebonnets being the most prolific wildflowers in this part of the state. 

     My first stop is the appropriately named Bluebonnet House in Marble Falls.  

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     To the west of Marble Falls is the small town of Llano.  Llano is a great base to look for wildflower scenes.  You can find bluebonnets along almost every country road in each direction from Llano.  Here are a couple of some of my favorite scenes within an hour of Llano.   KIngslandTXRailroadKIngslandTXRailroad BendTXTreeBendTXTree

I also hiked a couple of trails at Colorado Bend State Park, between Llano and Lampasses.  We generally don't think as Texas as a state with waterfalls, but there is a pretty scenic spring fed waterfall going down a taverntine cliff.  I arrived at Gorman Falls with some interesting side light.  I generally prefer waterfalls in overcast conditions that are evenly lit, but I felt like this was interesting moment that was captured.  

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