Butterweed among colored rocks photographed along the grapevine hills trail in Big Bend National Park in the spring of 2023.
Dew on a Big Bend Bluebonnet photographed early in the morning near Santa Elena Canyon in Big Bend NP in the Spring of 2023.
A Desert Marigold photographed along the Grapevine Hills Trail in Big Bend National Park in the spring of 2023.
A Big Bend Bluebonnet among Marigolds photographed along the Grapevine Hills Trail in Big Bend National Park in the spring of 2023.
Big Bend Bluebonnets photographed near the Santa Elena Canyon in Big Bend National Park in the spring of 2023.
A Big Bend Bluebonnet flower that i photographed along the Grapevine Hills Trail in Big Bend National Park in the spring of 2019.
This COVID-era Blackfoot Daisy was photographed in Northwest Austin in the spring of 2020 prior to the virus spreading around the world.
A Desert Marigold photographed along the Grapevine Hills Trail in Big Bend National Park. The flower was photographed during the spring of 2019.
A Trans-Pecos Senna photographed along the Hot Springs Trail in Big Bend National Park during the Spring of 2019.
Another Big Bend Bluebonnet photographed along the Grapevine Hills Trail in Big Bend National Park in the spring of 2019.
A Chihuahuan Flax (Linum vernale) photographed along Terlingua Creek, North of Terlingua, using the focus stacking method.
The Big Bend Bluebonnet is similar than the bluebonnets we have in the Austin area. The Big Bend variety has fewer leaves and grow much taller.
A Desert Marigold with a bee photographed along Terlingua Creek in West Texas using the focus stack method.
A Brown-Eyed Susan photographed at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in the spring of 2018 using the focus stacking method.
A Rock Rose photographed at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin during the summer of 2018. Many rattlesnakes in the area. Beware!
A pair of Trailing Windmills photographed in the fall of 2018 in the Earnst Tinaja area of Big Bend National Park.
Autumn Sage is a very popular landscape plant. It grows throughout the Southwest. Its flowers are edible!
A Gray Golden Aster (Heterotheca canescens) photographed during my trip to Big Bend National Park in the fall of 2018.
A White Gaura (Oenothera lindheimeri) photographed at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in the summer of 2018 using the focus stacking technique.
A mature Texas Gayfeather photogrpahed using the focus stacking technique at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, TX last week.
A young Texas Gayfeather photographed at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. There were many flowers growing in a batch. This was the newest.
The Chocolate Flower is not my favorite wildflower but it is my favorite flower name. The Chocolate Flower does smell like chocolate!
An Apache Plume Seedhead photographed at the Lady Bird Jonson Wildflower Center in Austin, TX in the summer of 2018.
I photographed this Eastern Purple Coneflower Echinacea purpurea) at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin last April.
The Mealy Blue Sage is an excellent plant for a flower bed, and is often planted in groupings to create an attractive mass of color. It is also a good plant for a rock garden.
The American Basket Flower (Centaurea americana), is native to south-central United States and northeastern Mexico. I understand that this is a very easy plant to grow and that it requires little maintenance.
I captured this photograph of a Katydid Nymph on a Pink Evening Primrose during my trip to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in April.
It’s the last of the Bluebonnets. Most of the Texas Bluebonnets growing in central Texas have gone to seed. I captured this specimen at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center earlier this spring.
A Hill Country Penstemon photographed at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, TX using the Focus Stacking technique.
A bee serving as an Eastern Purple Coneflower pollinator at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, TX.
It is Texas Bluebonnet Time in Central Texas and especially out at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. I was impressed by the quantity and quality of the bluebonnets at the Center this year.
I finally made it out to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center to photograph some of the wonderful Texas Wildflowers. I was making my way around the grounds when I came across this Eastern Purple Coneflower with dewdrops on its petals.
Spring is moving along much faster than I expected. Wildflowers are springing up everywhere! I decided that I better get outside and make sure I still remember how to photograph Texas Wildflowers. This pair of Prairie Fleabane flowers were ideal to photograph.
Eastern Red Columbines are one of my favorite flowers. I enjoy looking at columbines in general. My favorite is the Longspur Columbine.
I posted the top view if the Rainbow Cactus yesterday. This view shows you the colorful bands of spines that are the reason for its name.
I photographed this Rainbow Cactus along Humphries Peak Road using the focus stack technique during a recent trip to the Big Bend area.
I was out doing some work near a creek on my property when I noticed quite a few Cedar Sage plants so I got my camera and photographed them.
Giant Spiderworts are hard to photograph using the focus stack method. There are too many parts that move in the slightest breeze.
I photographed these Eastern Red Columbines during a trip to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center using the focus stacking technique.
I photographed this Longspur Columbine at the Cattail Falls in Big Bend National Park during a trip to the area in the spring of 2017.
I captured this photograph of a Feather Dalea (Dalea formosa) while on a drive in the desert to an area called “Agua Fria Springs”.
photographed this Eastern Red Columbine at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin a couple of weeks ago.
Texas Bluebonnets against winter grass. I liked this because it is a symbol that spring has sprung and what has passed will be new again.
I photographed this very large clump of Texas Gayfeathers at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center earlier this year.
I stopped by a Jimsonweed at the LBJ Wildflower Center to photograph new pristine flowers when I spotted this Jimsonweed Pollinator.
A Yellow Waterlily photographed earlier this month at the LBJ Wildflower Center. This aquatic plant grows in shallow water and wetlands.
The Prairie False-Foxglove is another great plant that attracts butterflies. I photographed this flower at the LBJ Wildflower Center.
Gregg’s Mistflower is a common addition to gardens as it attracts butterflies. Their blooms coincide with the Monarch fall migration.
I captured this photograph of the Sand Palafox (Palafoxia hookeriana) flower during my last trip to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
I posted a Jimsonweed photo last week. I returned to the same location a few days later to photograph this imperfect Jimsonweed flower.
I photographed these Twin Seashore Mallows at the LBJ Wildflower Center earlier this month. Seashore Mallows are beautiful flowers.
I photographed this mature Swamp Rose Mallow flower at the LBJ Wildflower Center last week. It is one of the better specimens at the Center.
This is a Seashore Mallow flower and it is not commonly found in the wild in Central Texas but is plentiful on the gulf coast.
One of the things I like about the Mexican Primrose Willow is that it’s very symmetrical. It has four yellow petals flanked by green sepals.
My trip to the LBJ Wildflower Center was a very productive wildflower photography trip. I photographed this Texas Gayfeather on that trip.
Apache Plume gets its name from the pinkish feathery seed heads which appear after the flowers bloom in the summer.
I found this Swamp Rose-Mallow specimen with a nice grasshopper during a recent trip to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
I photographed this Western Wild Petunia using a new piece of equipment that I acquired called a bellows. It allows for higher magnification.
I captured this image of a Rock Rose using the focus stacking technique. I used a manual focus rail instead of using the focus ring.
The False Dayflower is one of my favorite flowers. I like it mostly because the petals and stamens together give the flower the appearance of having a face.
One of the big advantages of going out to the LBJ Wildflower Center in Austin is to see the wildflower meadows in the springtime.
This photograph of a Texas Paintbrush is another one in the series that I captured while attending the Plant Identification course at the LBJ Wildflower Center.
You know it’s spring in Texas when you smell the Wild Onions. This is especially true if you are near a field that is being mowed, the aroma is amazing.
Spring in Texas is the best time of year. Temperatures are pleasant and the wildflowers are in full bloom. Among the colorful flowers is the Texas Paintbrush.
I purchased a Laowa 15mm Wide Angle Macro Lens last year to photograph wildflowers. I struggled to get decent results when I had an idea of how to improve.
On of my favorite Texas Wildflowers is the Mexican Hat. Not only do I think that the name is cool but so is the flower.
Indian Blanket is one of my favorite Texas Wildflowers. It grows in the late spring and early summer and is one of the more colorful wildflowers in this area.