Pictures Of Texas - Hill Country Wildflowers And Longhorns

by chefkeem

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.

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.

Roadside with wildflowers near Fredericksburg, Texas
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.

 
Bluebonnets everywhere!
Bluebonnets everywhere!
Yellow carpet of TX wildflowers
Yellow carpet of TX wildflowers
Indian Paintbrush
Indian Paintbrush
Cactus blossoms
Cactus blossoms

Where Is The Texas Hill Country?

Imagine a line connecting the markers...
Spring meadow near Fredericksburg, TX
Spring meadow near Fredericksburg, TX

Pretty Note Cards And More (Text Fully Customizable)

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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. Texas Zebu CattleJust 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!"Zebu Texas Two-Step

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
Only in the Texas Hill Country - Zebu Two-Step

Texas Pictures And Funny Sayings On Tees, Cards, Bumper Stickers

All with customizable text and images

The Best Pictures Of Texas

in excellent taste...


Cooper's BBQ Pit...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!

Find All The Great Destinations In The Texas Hill Country

In this guide book with fabulous photographs...
Backroads of the Texas Hill Country

This is the guide we use for inspiration. It gives great tips for scenic rides and picturesque points of interest.

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Greetings From The Texas Hill Country!

We hope to welcome you soon!
Texas longhorns
Texas longhorns
Indian Blanket wildflowers
Indian Blanket wildflowers
Various wildflowers of Texas
Various wildflowers of Texas
Wildflowers by the Hil Country road side
Wildflowers by the Hil Country road side
Texas Country Roads
Updated: 01/07/2015, chefkeem
 
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AngelaJohnson on 10/10/2014

I'm from San Antonio and have seen many of the things you have. The Hill Country is certainly being developed, but there will still be areas to visit because people fight to keep green space and natural ares for the public.

chefkeem on 08/22/2013

Alex, there's plenty of undeveloped land in the Hill Country. If you ever come visit, I'll show you the way.

cazort on 08/22/2013

I've been to Texas a few times and drove across it when driving across the country. I thought the Hill Country was one of the most beautiful parts of the state. It also has a unique ecology and even an endemic species of bird, the golden-cheeked warbler, which I've never seen, and which is unfortunately endangered.

Much of the area is really developed though, both because of Austin and San Antonio, and agriculture, and I wish more of it were left in a natural state.

vikksimmons on 03/04/2013

Love our photos and shared the page on my Houston Angle Facebook page for my blog. Love it.

Sam Berry on 08/22/2012

Most Zebu cattle are dog gentle.The ones in your photos are indu-brasil type.Never seen any before?Google Diamond B Arrow Farm or diamondbarrowfarm.com.The Hill Country always nice place to go on weekend afternoon drive.Zebu in pasture of Bluebonnets really nice.

Ragtimelil on 07/15/2012

I just realized why Zebu cattle looked so familiar. Brahman cattle are a breed of Zebu! No wonder!

Ragtimelil on 05/24/2012

Love it. Somehow, Zebu cattle don't look a bit out of place in Texas.

katiem2 on 04/22/2012

Very nice, I feel a bit unwound and relaxed just having seen these beautiful pictures of your adventure, thanks for sharing.

cherylone on 04/21/2012

I lived in Texas for awhile, you captured it beautifully.

BrendaReeves on 04/21/2012

Beautiful photos! When Lyndon Johnson became President, I was a teenager. Lady Bird decided to make beautify America her cause. I thought, "How frivolous!" It was years later that I realized she was one of the first environmentalists. Thanks to her, we no longer have to see those awful billboards along the freeway and fields of wildflowers still exist.


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