You are here:   Community
  |  Login

Google Ads

Minimize
 Forums Minimize

HomeHomeWildflower Repo...Wildflower Repo...Texas Wildflowe...Texas Wildflowe...Wildflower Jungle Out There!Wildflower Jungle Out There!
Previous
 
Next
New Post
5/14/2016 8:08 PM
 

It's a Wildflower Jungle Out There!


Wildflower Jungle along Texas 41.

Field Trip: 5/13/2016
Locations: Bandera and Kerr Counties, Texas 16, Texas 39, RR-1340, Texas 41, Texas 27

With the slight chance of storms, I ventured out on Friday the 13th to try and get in one short trip before this coming week of rain and severe weather.  My final destination was to be Mason County, but "the way was shut" by a cluster of storms. I hoped to see some really nice mealy blue sage fields along Texas 41. Miles and miles of mealy blue sage thinly covered field after field, but the coverage was too thin to make a really good landscape shot.  However, the coverage of other wildflowers , as you can see in the cover photo,was thick and multi-colored. In the photo above baby's breath and firewheels are the most obvious, but along what looks to be a bare strip I found meadow pink.  I also found another wildflower that I have not photographed, Heller's plantain (Plantago helleri).  Texas 41 can be busy at times, but if you want to do some close up work and small scene photography it does provide miles and miles of opportunities.along Texas 41

Summary of routes:
Texas 16: Some nice coverage at times with mainly Engelmann's daisies, firewheels, and greenthread (Thelesperma).
Texas 39: A variety with a few locations before RR-1340 with mealy blue sage.
RR-1340: Lots of sections with fairly solid coverage much like along Texas 41 and with some mealy blue sage in fields.
Texas 41: Miles and miles of mealy blue sage in fields and thickly covered shoulders with a variety of wildflowers. Best segments were from US 83 to just after RR-1340. Coverage was less a mile or two before Texas 27.
Texas 27: Not much along this route worth seeing, except there is bridge with an awesome view of the valley below.

Miniature Longhorns: I found same field of mealy blue sage with miniature longhorn cattle along RR-1340 that I had seen back in 2007 (http://www.pbase.com/richo/image/163081541). The longhorns were in the far back of the field, so I did not both to take a photo. 

There is plenty to see and photograph out there in the Wildflower Jungle. The main challenge this weekend and week will be the ongoing threat of rain.  A sudden unexpected cluster of storms shut down part of my trip, so plan carefully and stay in cell range where you can alerts.  Watch the skies!

Some other photo from my trip:

Heller's plantain: http://www.pbase.com/richo/image/163221392

Another road shot: http://www.pbase.com/richo/image/163215019

Yellow stonecrop: http://www.pbase.com/richo/image/163221389

Baby's breath: http://www.pbase.com/richo/image/163221390

 
New Post
5/15/2016 8:26 AM
 

Rich,

Nice photos and report.  The May wildflowers are wonderful each year.

Murry

 


http://grigsbys.smugmug.com/Photography-by-Murry-Grigsby/Flowers/Wildflowers
 
Previous
 
Next
HomeHomeWildflower Repo...Wildflower Repo...Texas Wildflowe...Texas Wildflowe...Wildflower Jungle Out There!Wildflower Jungle Out There!