The Longdogs

The Longdogs
Willy, Harley (back center), and Gretchen

More Texas Spring Eye Candy

Sunday, my son and I along with his dog and one of mine, headed up to Willow City Loop north of Fredricksburg Texas. I was hoping to get a big bluebonnet fix. The bluebonnets and other wildflowers were blooming all around 1604 in San Antonio and the drive up I-10 is beautiful, lots of bluebonnets and indian paintbrush along the sides and center median. There were even quite a few flowers driving north on 87 and 16.

Then we got to the Willow City Loop. It wasn't that there weren't any flowers but things seemed so much drier just off of highway 16. The grass was even shorter.

Somebody had an awful lot of old cowboy boots but it sure added character to their fence. The Willow City Loop is actually private road through ranches who are gracious enough to share. They just ask that you don't go traipsing off into the fields as there are cattle grazing.

We made one quick stop along the side of the road.

Angus doesn't like sitting on unfamiliar ground.

Willy was enjoying his afternoon drive too.

Steve liked the vistas he could see across the ranch land.

A spectacular wild flower season takes spring rains. They were spotty across Texas this year. Some areas have great blooms. Willow City Loop apparently missed the rains although I-10 got enough to be really great.

It is definitely dry here.

We stopped back in Fredricksburg for a walk and lunch.

And we got caught in some sprinkles on the way back home.

This field is in Cibolo, Texas.

Hope you enjoyed the wildflowers. They will disappear for the year before we know it.


  1. I love the blue bonnets, but all those boots on the fence sure made an interesting find!

  2. I am really going to try to schedule April in Texas next year. I've wanted to take some time seeing the bluebonnets, and next year may well be the chance.


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