Well, that is completely false according to the Texas Department of Public Safety, although they do warn against illegal trespassing on someone else’s property to take a picture.
And this past last week, as we were galavanting all over Texas, we were amazed at all the bluebonnets showing their pretty little faces so soon this Spring. And of course, I being a true Texan Momma, made me kids get out and take pictures.
It takes some trial and error (thank you digital cameras), but we were able to capture some pretty ones!
We took our pictures out in the Hill Country, near Kingsland off of Hwy 1431, but here are a few patches that have been discovered closer to Austin:
- Round Rock: Hwy 79 off of Old Settlers Blvd – a nice patch is starting to grow there
- Austin: Barton Springs Rd & Mopac
- Hwy 71 on the way out to LaGrange
- Austin: Howard Lane between Mopac & Parmer – a nice hill for pictures
- Cedar Park: Brushy Creek Lake Park off of Parmer
There are lots of great sites dedicated to finding bluebonnet patches. Click here to visit a website for Texas Bluebonnet Sightings in Central Texas. And Jessica from Suitcases & Sippycups posted about where to find them in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
Free Fun in Austin put together this awesome Interactive Google Map to find bluebonnet patches and add them!
So get the kids, load up the car and take that annual picture!