Burnet Bluebonnet Festival Parade

  The Burnet Bluebonnet Festival is a celebration of Texas’ state flower in the state’s bluebonnet capital. The event draws tens of thousands of visitors every year and features live music, a Grand Parade, Pet Parade, Arts & Crafts Vendors, and many children’s activities. The Burnet Gunfighters are always a hit with …

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 …

Spring Trip to the Botanical Gardens

As the wildflower hunting has not been that successful this year, I decided it was time to make my first trip to the San Antonio Botanical Gardens.  It was also time to renew my membership, so the timing couldn’t be better.  I figured most of the gardens should be in …

A Day Chasing Wildflowers

I planned my route last night, starting from Boerne and heading through the hill country towns to Mason and several of the small towns northeast of Fredericksburg.  I had several fields and roads on my map that I had marked from last year where the bluebonnets were bountiful. We had …

Scouting Wildflowers from Poteet to Devine

I headed South about 10 am today on my annual route to find my favorite wildflower fields down around the Poteet area.  Well…  I was very disappointed this year.  As I suspected, the dry conditions of early spring in this area were not favorable to the wildflowers.  Fields that were …

Pioneer Museum in Fredericksburg Texas

Our Meetup group held an event at the Pioneer Museum in Fredericksburg on Tuesday.  What a great place for a family outing; a great interactive place for kids and many historical buildings and artifacts to see and photograph.  I’ve been to this town many times but didn’t even know this …

Sherwood Forest Faire

The Sherwood Forest Faire opened yesterday at their beautiful setting in McDade, Texas just 35 miles East of Austin.  While a 2 hour drive for me from San Antonio, this is one of my favorite events each year, and I will probably try to go back at least once during it’s …

ANNUAL 11TH STREET COWBOY MARDI GRAS

Every year the Texas hill country comes alive with purple, green and gold as the town transforms to celebrate Mardi Gras – “cowboy style”.  The country folks, and yes, even some of those city folks, get out the beads, masks, feathers and the diamonds patterned shirts and head for Bandera. …