Springtime in central Texas ranchland is the most beautiful sight to behold if the weather has been kind to us and we are blessed with plentiful rains. As the native flowers bloom, the landscape comes to life in vibrant blues, yellows, oranges, reds, etc… just about every color in the rainbow.
The “State Flower of Texas” is the Bluebonnet. They begin to bloom around the middle of March and are at their most beautiful around the second week of April. There’s nothing as magnificent as a field of Bluebonnets.
Alongside the Bluebonnets, the Texas Paintbrush will bloom at about the same time. As these two flowers start to die away, the Indian Blankets will replace them in a resplendent show of color from late April and early May.
The Bluebonnet, Texas Paintbrush and the Indian Blanket are only a few of the wildflowers that will paint the central Texas countryside for a few months before the heat of summer sets in. There are many more beautiful wildflowers such as the Verbena, Phlox, Sunflowers and Texas Thistle to name a few of my favorites. Even a drab Prickly Pear Cactus is magically transformed for a short time when it’s in full bloom. If you’re an artist, central Texas ranch land with its vast open fields and pastures covered in wildflowers will provide a never-ending canvas; you’ll never run out of material.
The seasons in Texas are filled with constantly changing landscapes. Just when one of the seasons is getting a bit tiresome, another one will roll around and the countryside will change yet again. Texas ranch land is the place to be if you want to see these changes take place – it is certainly never boring.
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