It’s that time of year, y’all! Every spring, you can find the state flower of Texas along roadsides and pastures throughout most of the state. You can also find, photographers, moms, and friends taking advantage of this totally Texas photo op (I’m guilty of this every year). So here is the 411 on bluebonnets for anyone new to the Lone Star State or just visiting in the springtime!
You can find bluebonnets anywhere in or around the “Bluebonnet Triangle“. The triangle consists of Houston, San Antonio and Dallas/Fort Worth as its corners and of course, anywhere in in the Texas Hill Country. Obviously, this isn’t set in stone and you can still see a bluebonnet or two in different areas of the state.
Bluebonnets will bloom in the southern part of the “triangle” first. You can find them in Houston, Brenham, and San Antonio around the end of March. Beginning of April, you will find them in Austin, Waco, and the Texas Hill Country. Don’t worry DFW residents, by mid-April, the Dallas area and Ennis will get their fare share of bluebonnet fields. This is of course, if everything goes as planned and the weather is perfect and “normal”.
Don’t blink cause before you know it, these beautiful fields of blue will once again go back to green. The estimated time frame for bluebonnets is around 6-8 weeks but if you want that perfect picture, you might want to catch them between weeks 1-3.
The pictures below were taken in Fayetteville, Texas on my way back from the The Zapp Hall Antique Show. I was on the hunt for some bluebonnets on the way to Warrenton and didn’t really see anything larger than a patch or two but on the way back to Houston, I spotted this field and made a quick 3-point turn to get to it. Yay for getting my bluebonnet picture for 2015!