Monday Walk: Texas Hill Country


Wildflowers in Texas were at its peak time last weekend, stretching from roadsides to the sides of highways. Pleasant scenes didn’t last 30 minutes, it actually lasted the entire 2 hours while we were driving through the Hill Country.



It was a perfect day for runners. Part of the country road was blocked for the weekend running program; there were many beautiful, happy runners. 🙂_W5A4623_

Muleshoe Bend Park was loaded with bluebonnets along the river as long as 6 miles. Btw, the bluebonnet is the State flower of Texas.


The peak time of bluebonnets was over a week ago, so the park wasn’t as crowded as the past couple of weekends.

This park is also a popular place for camping, where you can bike, hike, and/or walk during the daytime and enjoy BBQ grill and beer in the evening.





If I remember correctly, I met Rashmik through WP Photo 101 last year. I have enjoyed her Soul N Spirit blog since. Last week, she told a story of her grand tour. This is how she describes her first two beautiful photos,”The early morning sunlight penetrated through the huge canopy of trees. The rays looked golden. Darkness eloped and dawn woke up slowly stretching its arms.”  Then… the tigress! “She looked absolutely graceful yet wild, ferocious yet quiet…She walked few meters on the road. I was clicking like crazy.” Click HERE to read more and view her stunning shots.


Jo is taking us to see DAFFODILS IN FARNDALE. Click HERE to see gorgeous photos daffodils and Farndale.


66 thoughts on “Monday Walk: Texas Hill Country

  1. Hi Amy,
    Wasn’t it a fantastic weekend?! Those wildflowers! Ever so beautiful. One of the pictures looks familiar: that minaret-style tower off US 290. That, and that Arch close by, are eye-sores, to my mind, that spoil otherwise beautiful views there. But I won’t dwell on that. I’d rather enjoy your pictures.
    I had a great weekend, too. The History Days at Fort Martin Scott on Saturday [I’ll blog] and a fantastic bicycle ride yesterday. To top it all, we had a short but good rain last night. Couldn’t have been a better weekend.
    Have a great week,


    • I agree, couldn’t have been a better weekend. I thought about your biking when we were driving. There were many cool bikers along the road. I wondered who put that tower up there. 😕
      We had a short heavy rain last night, too. 🙂 Have a great week, Pit!

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  2. Hi Amy Dear!I’ve just come back from Rashmik’s 5 stories … Thank you!I loved it 🙂

    Wonderful Monday ride and walk,great perspective all the way through the highway journey and pleasing park scenes!The bluebonnets along the river are elegantly shown,wonder though,what those white creatures,who are grazing in the park are … They are a note of bliss too!Happy Monday 🙂 ❤ xxx

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    • Thank you so much for visiting Rashmik! 🙂
      I so appreciate you spending time here. I was not too happy for the captures, I think I need to learn a bit more about landscaping photography. 🙂 But, the roads were picturesque and the park was very relaxing. 🙂 Happy to see you on Monday morning, Doda Dear. 🙂 ❤ xxx

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      • What are you talking Amy Dear … They are gorgeous landscapes,my lovely one!Everything is so effectively captured.Truly,the roads were so impressively shot and with marvellous views along the flowered fields!Glad you had some relaxing moments in the immense Park,I was surprised to see there was some space for camping as well 🙂 ❤ xxx


    • They are prettier this year than the past two years due to the rain. We drive through 281 then to the park. 🙂
      I hear wildflowers in the west of Houston and south of Dallas were on fire. Hope you get to drive through in the near future. 🙂 I’m sure you’ll take much beautiful flowers. Btw, I saw many butterflies in the park, but I didn’t capture a single good photo there.


  3. LOVE this post, Amy!!! I haven’t been here in a while and today I am so glad I came on over. Thank you for showing me your side of the world. Gorgeous images, every single one of them!!! Love, Amy ❤


  4. I captured the first four photos from the car window while hubby was driving. 🙂 Happy to know you planted lots of wildflowers; and, they don’t need a lot of water. Thank you for your comment, Tom!


  5. Thank you Amy for taking me on the gorgeous trip of Texas. I love your flowers , lakes and roads. Everything looks so refreshing and positive. Thanks for the lovely gesture. I am humbled and honored. You are so kind Amy.


    • My great pleasure, Rashmik. 🙂
      It really is beautiful everywhere because of the wildflowers that Mrs. Johnson promoted some decades ago. Thank you for your comment. 🙂


  6. I very much enjoyed today’s post, Amy. All those wildflowers everywhere, the runners, the freshness of the springtime in Texas. And the fields of bluebonnets are always a treat, espec. when one cannot see them in person. I really have appreciated every one of your numerous wildflower captures lately. 😀


    • So glad I could share part of the beautiful spring weekend with you, Jet. I feel the same visiting your blog. 🙂 Wildflowers in Texas got some good rain this spring. 🙂 Thank you, Jet! 🙂

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    • They last only three weeks, the peak time is only two weeks. That’s probably why everyone is out in the fields during its peak time. Love to share my walk with you. It’s a very beautiful, thoughtful theme. Thanks to you, Jo!

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  7. Hey Amy – thanks for this spring stroll thru the lovely backroads of Texas – the smiling runner is my fav – but it all gives a feel for this nice area – pleasant is such good word for it


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