Texas: It’s all in the details (in Fredericksburg)

We’ve been searching for fields of wildflowers, because we’ve only been finding patches here and there. The areas west of Austin (Fredericksburg, Burnet, Kingsland, Marble Falls, etcetera) are all supposed to be cool places to find not just bluebonnets, but gobs and gobs of wildflowers.

Apparently, even though they are blooming, it’s not quite “peak bloom” time yet. But we didn’t realize that when we took a road trip to Fredericksburg.


We realized, after visiting Wildseed Farms, that we were too early for the fields we’d been expecting. So I decided to focus on capturing details that caught my eye.

While Bob was capturing editorial content with his video camera, I was looking for the things that normally don’t stand out in a town with so much history.

The finials on this fence caught my attention.
The details and textures on the overhang of a building.
A clock face on the arch of a private gate.

One fence on Main Street caught my eye several times. Lots of unique details and textures.

The topper on the fence gate from an angle.
The finials on top of the fence, at varying heights.
More fence details.

We will find our wildflower fields. Next weekend is the Official State of Texas Bluebonnet Festival in Chappell Hill. We plan to attend, as the Washington County area should provide plenty of opportunities for the fields we’re searching for.

2 thoughts on “Texas: It’s all in the details (in Fredericksburg)

  1. I remember going here three years ago. It was one of my first experiences of hill country.

    We went to a restaurant with outdoor seating, had some barbecue, and listened to a local play acoustic music. We went to enchanted rock, and climbed to later that afternoon. Such a cool place.

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