It's Bluebonnet Season, Y'all!

April 2, 2015

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!  

WHERE:

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. 

WHEN:

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".

HOW LONG:

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!                  


GOAL:

To find a field like this one day and photograph it! 

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28 comments

  1. Ah that's lovely! Well in Greece we have a lot of wild flowers that bloom in spring. Usually wild daisies and poppies (lots of poppies in some cases).


    Here in Boston, no signs of Spring yet!!

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  2. Boston winter is one stubborn season! lol I'm hoping this is a fluke year for you guys! I love poppies! It reminds me of Europe :) Would love to witness a large field of those!

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  3. We are heading down to Georgetown at the end of April and hoping I can still a big field! I saw a few are popping up in Fort Worth this morning. I wish they would last more than a few weeks!

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  4. You and me both! Have you been to Ennis to see them? I heard they have huge fields there! I don't mind driving to the Austin area since it's not far from Houston but driving up to DFW is a drive but maybe worth it to see a sea of them! lol

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  5. So beautiful! I've never seen a whole field of blue bonnets but we did have a ton in our backyard when we lived in Little Rock :) My favourite fields are the rapeseed fields here in England...,but they are taking their sweet time coming out to see me this year.

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  6. Girl, you have lived everywhere! lol Wow, rapeseed fields look amazing! My favorite color is yellow, so of course I would love them! Do they have those in Germany? Heading that way soon!

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  7. Beautiful! I've heard the drive from Austin to Houston during this season is particularly enchanting :)

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  8. Haha! Yeah we're gypsies :) I think they do have them in Germany!! I hope you get to see them!!

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  9. What a great tradition, these flowers are beautiful :) I love seeing all the trees in London turn pink with beautiful fluffy blossom, that's when I know spring is here!

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  10. Yup! That is when we see most of our bluebonnets... when we head to Austin! Also because we love Austin and go there often vs. heading up north to Dallas lol. Any sightings in ATX yet? My friends like to take pictures with them around Pennybacker Bridge.

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  11. Awe yes! I love how different parts of the world have their own "Welcome to Spring" flowers! We have bluebonnets, Japan has cherry blossoms, etc. Never been to London in the spring (only summer)... bet it's a great time then!

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  12. Stunning photos, never knew about this before. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. In the Uk it starts off with snow drops then daffodils and then crocuses and bluebells. Here is Canada everything seems to burst into bloom all at once - after the snow has cleared!

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  14. Oh all that blue is gorgeous! We were starting to get spring last week and then the weather got crazy and we have had high winds, hail, and snow... :( Enjoy that sun!!

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  15. Oh wow they are beautiful flowers and they look amazing in huge fields, like the tulips they have in The Netherlands which I have yet to see...


    Here's it's all daffodils and blossoms on trees and since I have to pop into town on the weekend, I will be scheduling a detour to get some photos!

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  16. Haha like I need another excuse to visit some friends in Houston ;) although I haven't been to Dallas yet... I haven't seen anything yet! Hopefully this weekend when I have more of a chance to explore!

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  17. I remember seeing them on our drives up to San Antonio. I'd love to bring a pkg of bluebonnet seeds to plant over here!

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  18. Seriously SO pretty. (The flowers and you!) Love that color.

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  19. Lucky for us... we don't have to wait for the snow to clear, just for it to stop raining! I love springtime, everything is all colorful and pretty outside... even though my allergies go crazy during this time as well! lol

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  20. Snow?! Oh no... wasn't expecting snow on our trip to Germany, have to recheck the weather and my jacket/coat options! ha I was hoping to see some spring flowers while there... maybe spring will creep back out again!

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  21. Yes! That area has some of the prettiest flowers! Can't wait to see your pictures! I'm a sucker for tulips (and peonies)!

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  22. Well, depends on how soon you are coming and what part you are visiting. Bavaria is getting the crazy weather, but I don't think the Berlin area is. A lady on the train told me they got hardly any snow all winter! And we had snow flurries here just this morning...

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  23. Wow!! Such beautiful pictures, must be a photographer's dream to find that field. Hope you do and show us all the magic!

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  24. Ahhh! My family and I went to Texas to see the bluebonnets one spring break (along with visiting family there) and we missed them. by like a week. Your photos are beautiful though!!!

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  25. Thanks Isabel! I'm on the hunt for that field! lol It's funny cause around this time of year, you will be driving on the freeway and you'll see people stopped on the side of the road taking pictures in bluebonnets lol.

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  26. Awe yay! If you are ever back in the Houston area visiting, let me know :)

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