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 abundant with blooms last year had very small and sparse flowers and most were already overgrown with the more resistant strains of what I call “weeds”.. the yellow and white flowers.  Pretty sad state for the flower shoots this year.  New trip out I will head east and northeast as this area had a bit more rain.  In two or three weeks I will hit my usual places up in the Hill Country, as it’s still a little early for these areas.

But the day was not a total loss.  I did find two fields on FM 2504, one with a mix of flower and one with a few bluebonnets and a rusty old piece of farm equipment.  I also stopped for several captures of horses and cattle along the roads.  On one stop I met Sharon as I was getting a few picture of her horses.  She was kind enough to invite our Meetup group to come back for an evening shoot on her property down by her lake.  She said the sunsets are great and if we are lucky enough to catch a stormy sky, the vistas are beautiful.  We might just have to watch the weather during the late afternoon summer evenings and plan a trip down for a photo shoot.  She provided me her number, so we can make some arrangements.  THANKS SHARON!

So here are a few of my images from today…  of country roads, cemeteries, and farm animals!   Click on any one of the images to open up a full size slideshow!  Enjoy