Road trips in the Texas Hill Country never get boring. Especially in the spring time, the scenery is breathtakingly beautiful and you never know what's around the next corner when traveling on that lonesome, winding county road with those one-lane bridges. You may find yourself face-to-face with a group of surprised zebu cattle, or you may have to turn around before a flooded creek crossing. On this page you will find some of my own favorite Texas Hill Country images, some of them even on t-shirts, mugs, note cards, mouse pads, and other, beautiful gift items.
Pictures Of Texas - Hill Country Wildflowers And Longhorns
My best personal pictures of Texas from my weekly trips across the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Wildflowers, animals, funny sayings on t-shirts and more.
Roadside with wildflowers near Fredericksburg, Texas
Day Trips West Of Austin, Texas
Good eating, too - BBQ, great diners, or German food in Fredericksburg!
Every Sunday morning around 11:30, my wife and I leave for our weekly mini vacation in the Texas Hill Country. Our road trips take about 6-7 hours including a one-hour lunch stop along the way. It doesn't matter which direction we choose---NW, West, or SW from Austin---the rolling hills welcome us almost immediately, just after driving a few miles away from the city.
And if it's spring time in Texas, we soon see blankets of wildflowers along the side of the road, as if we were driving through a colorful carpet of Bluebonnets, Texas (or Indian) Paintbrush, Indian Blanket, Greenthread, Winecup, Square-Bud Primrose, Prairie Verbena, and many others.
Where Is The Texas Hill Country?
Imagine a line connecting the markers...
Spring meadow near Fredericksburg, TX
Pictures Of Texas Cattle
"I'm From Texas. And Moo?"
A few weeks ago, while we enjoyed a leisurely ride on one of the smaller county roads in the Stonewall, Texas area, we came around a narrow curve and...stopped quickly. Just a few yards in front of us were 6 or 7 Zebu cattle resting on the ground. I took a quick picture through the windshield, and then we were on our way again. In fact, I had never seen Zebu cattle before, and so I didn't know if they are aggressive or not. (Little old city slicker me!)
Last Sunday we took that road again, and this time I felt a bit braver. I stopped the car and got out. The herd was on the other side of the road, split up in two groups, and taking turns licking on blocks of salt. They kept pushing each other away, as if they wanted to say: "Enough already - now it's my turn!"
Apparently, the big grey one couldn't make up his mind as to where to do his pushing. First he looked left, then right, while crossing his front legs in a hesitant step. When I later looked at this picture, my first thought was, "He's doing the Texas Two-Step!"
I couldn't resist to crop and enlarge this photo, and place it on various gift products in my Zazzle Texas Pictures store.
A True Texas Image
Zebu dancing the two-step
Only in the Texas Hill Country - Zebu Two-Step
The Best Pictures Of Texas
in excellent taste...
...are pictures of BBQ!
This is the serving pit of Cooper's Old Time BBQ in Llano, Texas. You wait in a long line that's actually moving pretty fast, until it's your turn to pick your favorite smoked meats. Choose from brisket, sausage, turkey, chicken, pork loin or chops, then take it inside for weighing and paying. Buy some potato salad or cole slaw. The fabulous beans, sauce, pickles, onions, and bread are free. We go at least once a month!