Sunday, April 26, 2009

Hill Country Confidential

Contrary to popular belief, Texas isn't all flat or all urban sprawl
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One of my road trip goals was to visit the town my father's family came from. It's located in central western Texas, off the main roads. Originally, I was going to go through Dallas and stay with a friend there, but someone recommended the Hill Country to Maya so we decided to get off the interstate and check that out. Turns out, it was a good choice. Most of the roads were two lane and the towns few and far between, but the country was beautiful! If I lived in Texas, this is where I would live--between San Antonio and Coleman.

Hill Country--the beautiful part of Texas
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Fortunately, they've had a lot of rain recently, too, so everything is lush and green. Here are just a couple of pictures from the road, as well as some of the wildflowers we saw along the road side.

Photo copyright: Janet Kincaid, 04/09


lacochran said...

Wow! I love that first poppy-like flower with the blurred background. Fantastic! :)

Cele said...

Okay I could name all the flowers, because - yeah, I'm a sucker for flowers. But what was the awesome green thing? Wow, beautiful and unique.

Cele said...

It just goes to show you can find just about anything on the net.

A Green Flowered Milkweed - beautiful

Word Verification - Undunly

Janet Kincaid said...

LA: Thank you! Ah, the wonders of a macro lens.

Cele: So, what are the names of those flowers? I have no clue. And what did you do in Google to arrive at green flowered milkweed?

Maya said...

Nice job conveying the beauty! This part of Texas was just beautiful. I'm glad we went that way!

Virginia said...

Got that fancy schmancy macro lens on there and went to town didn't you???? LIKE! You'll have some coaching to do with me on collages and this too. Something to dread like a case of the SwineFlu

Janet Kincaid said...

Maya: I'm glad we went this way, too. It was beautiful country. I'm glad to know there's more to Texas than just Houston, Dallas/Ft. Worth, and San Antonio.

Virginia: Love me my macro lens. And yes, I'll have to show you how to do slide shows using Picasa. It's pretty easy once you do it a time or two.