Monday, April 11, 2016

Spring Wildflowers, Lick Creek Park, College Station TX

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Since we always pass through Texas on our trek from the east coast to the west coast to see our grandkids who live in San Antonio we always make sure to do so in the Spring. Spring in Texas is magical and we both feel it is the absolute best time to visit. Despite the occasional severe thunderstorm the temperatures are mild and the vibrant Spring green is evident everywhere. Not to mention Texas is one of my favorite places to see wild flowers and this is the time when they are prolific.

The best known Texas wildflowers are the bluebonnets (the Texas State flower) and there have been years where the countryside is blanketed in fields of blue. That isn’t true this year as there are fewer bluebonnets in southeastern Texas than I can ever recall. However, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t other beautiful wildflowers taking advantage of the mild springtime temperatures in Texas. There are more Indian Paintbrush than I have seen in the past so the fields of blue are fields of red this particular season.

One of our favorite places to go for a long spring time walk in the Brazos Valley is Lick Creek Park.There are miles of trails and lots of wildflowers. Since I have blogged about this park before I will end this post with a series of pictures taken this month at the park…

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1 comment:

  1. Beautiful photos, John! This spring was our first visit to Texas, and we were surprised how much we liked it. Thanks again for showing us around your old stomping grounds!