I’m enjoying the rains on this Friday afternoon. We need the moisture and rain to continue consistently throughout fall. If this happens, it gives central Texas and the Texas Hill Country the opportunity to have a colorful spring.
Bluebonnets need the rains to germinate. October and November are crucial to the beginnings of this cycle. My most prolific year for bluebonnet images came in 2010 when the rains fell all winter and into spring. So rains that fall (like today) give me hope for the spring.
Besides bluebonnets, other Texas wildflowers such as Indian paintbrush, verbena, firewheels, coreopsis, and many more varieties of plants need the rains, as well. Below is a Texas wildflower image that came from 2010, and offers a glimpse of close-up colors that can be found in fruitful years.
Let’s hope the rains continue, and that the spring of 2014 is a good one for Texas wildflower pictures and bluebonnet images.
For more past photos, check out my Texas Wildflowers website.