The amazing Texas wildflower season continues, and now an entirely new variety of blooms are appearing. I am constantly astounded by not only their resilience, but their beauty as well. We are fortunate to live only a few miles away from Williamson County Park that has miles of biking, hiking and walking trails available for the public.
|It’s hard to believe this only a few miles from my house|
The flowers I am forcing you to look at next were taken here. Now I have to get a Texas wildflower book so I can properly identify these correctly.
|Toby loves Texas wildflowers too!|
Most Texas thistle is a lovely shade of purple, but this is the first “albino” thistle I’ve seen. I took this photo on a gray, overcast day with the sun behind the subject. This is the original, unedited photo. The next two I played with the editing software – mainly adding sepia tones, and boosting colors a bit. It almost looks like I know what I’m doing. I think I am ready to take the plunge and learn more about the Photoshop software that has been on my computer for the last 5 years.
On the way to the park, there is a small herd of cows who graze amongst the ever-changing wildflowers. Just a few weeks ago it was filled with bluebonnets. Today it is filled with Indian Blanket. I stopped to take a few pictures and discovered there is a brand new addition to the herd.
|Momma and Baby|
|The newest baby sitting in field of Indian Blanket wildflowers|
And remember that other baby cow I showed you a few weeks ago? Well, she is really growing up. And she even let me pet her while I was taking these pictures.
|Well, hello there! Does that green, weedy thing look good to you?|
We are headed to San Antonio tomorrow to see the Bracken Bat Cave, where 20 million bats will emerge after sunset. I can’t wait to see that amazing sight. Plus, I love any creature whose job it is to eat bugs.
Happy Friday Folks!