Bluebonnet Festival – Burnet Texas

I drove to Burnet today to see the Bluebonnet Festival.  This is the first year that I went to this event, so wasn’t sure what to expect.  The town was alive with vendors and people shopping and eating.  The only problem was that the temperature was only in the high 50’s and the wind was a steady 15-20 mph; which made for a very cold day in South Central Texas.

I arrived about 10 am and had an hour to walk around before the parade was scheduled to begin.  I figured as long as I had traveled this far, I might as well stay for the parade.  So my next post will be my favorite images from the parade.

Today, I am posting a few images of the train that arrived at the train depot a little after 10:00.  I’m not sure where it came from but it was filled with passengers that exited on Jackson, right at the beginning of the festival area.

The morning light was still pretty good because of the cloud cover so the metal on the train gave great reflections.  I found a couple small patches of bluebonnets  (the only ones that I stopped to capture today) near the tracks.  They made some interesting shots.  After capturing several images of the train, I headed back down Jackson and found a place to wait for the parade.