2012 Texas Hill Country Bluebonnet Sightings


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State of Texas

Austin  •  Corpus Christi  •  Dallas-Fort Worth  •  Houston  •  San Antonio  •  Waco-Temple-Killeen

Brenham   •   Ennis   •   Texas Hill Country

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The most up-to-the-minute Texas bluebonnet sightings for the Texas Hill Country. We list sightings reports sent directly to us, as well as those we gather from the Twitterverse.

For our purposes, we define the Texas Hill Country as the area west of Austin, north of San Antonio, south of San Saba, and as far west as the bluebonnet habitat will allow.

Check out our 2012 Texas Bluebonnet Season page for additional sightings reports.

Need one central place to keep up with all the bluebonnet action? Become a member of our bluebonnet community on Facebook. You won’t miss any of the action because we always provide links back to the full sightings reports, including pictures and maps, as well as sightings from our community members.

Join the fun! Report your bluebonnet sightings! For the finer details on giving and getting bluebonnet sightings, check out How It Works!

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Bluebonnet Sightings from Twitterverse

We work really hard each bluebonnet season scouring different sources with the goal of passing on sightings information to our followers — and the Twitterverse is no exception.

Only the 30 most current tweets are listed here. For more tweets, visit the Hill Country’s dedicated page.

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Bluebonnet Sightings Reported to Us

Sightings reports that are sent directly to us are the heart and soul of Texas Bluebonnet Sightings. A picture or video is worth a thousand words! It’s one thing for someone to tell you where bluebonnets are, but with today’s price of gas, pictures — especially videos — tell you whether a field is worth your time and money to go out and have a looky-loo.

These sightings reports are so important to us, that we take the effort to include a Google map with every report that is sent directly to us. If your camera or cell phone is GPS enabled, we’re able to gather the GPS coordinates from your photos and videos and that makes it possible for us to provide an exact location of your report. If your camera or cell phone isn’t GPS enabled, no worries, just give us a pretty good idea of the location when you make your report.

To make a bluebonnet sightings report, send your photos and videos (as many as you like at one time) to bluebonnets@posterous.com.

For more information and the finer details on reporting your bluebonnet sightings, check out Got Bluebonnets?

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And the 2012 Bluebonnet Sightings Are …


Llano Bluebonnet Alert! | FM 2323 from Llano County Line North to Llano

Posted by on Apr 16, 2012 in 2012 Bluebonnet Season, 2012 Texas Hill Country Bluebonnet Sightings | 0 comments

Llano Bluebonnet Alert! | FM 2323 from Llano County Line North to Llano

We’ve been bragging about FM 2323 in Llano County for the past 2 weeks. When we were there, it was absolutely gorgeous. Thanks, Nancy Phillips, for sending in this bluebonnet sightings report. As you can see from Nancy’s photos, not only do you get the bluebonnets along the roadsides, but the White Prickly Poppies are rioting in Llano County. It was on this same road that we found a field that was at least 100+ acres of nothing but White Prickly Poppies. It was the White Poppies version of the Field of Dreams.! LOL! Nancy Phillips...

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Lake Buchanan Bluebonnet Alert! | RR 690 on the Shores of Lake Buchanan

Posted by on Apr 14, 2012 in 2012 Austin Bluebonnet Sightings, 2012 Bluebonnet Season, 2012 Texas Hill Country Bluebonnet Sightings | 0 comments

Lake Buchanan Bluebonnet Alert! | RR 690 on the Shores of Lake Buchanan

Was driving along RR 690 along the shores of Lake Buchanan and BHAM! a big ol’ field of bluebonnets comes jumping out at us. Knowing us, we had to stop and take some pictures. To get to this field, you’ll travel west on Hwy 29 from Burnet, Texas, and right before you cross Lake Buchanan’s dam, RR 690 will be the last road on the right hand side. Take a right and follow the road down a bit. When you notice the road getting close to the dried up shoreline of Lake Buchanan, look about 7:00 over your left-hand shoulder and...

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Burnet Bluebonnet Alert! | Burnet County Road CR 115

Posted by on Apr 14, 2012 in 2012 Austin Bluebonnet Sightings, 2012 Bluebonnet Season, 2012 Texas Hill Country Bluebonnet Sightings | 0 comments

Burnet Bluebonnet Alert! | Burnet County Road CR 115

We saw this road on March 31, 2012, and tweeted it out to everyone who follow us there and to our Facebook page. Now that we’ve come in from our 12-Day Bluebonnet Extravaganza Roadtrip, we finally have a consistent and fast internet connection to finish uploading all the videos we took while out on the road. If you’re in the Burnet or Llano area, this is one SWEET stretch of road to check out! The road is actually on private property but it is a public thoroughfare. It’s actually part of Reveille Peak Ranch which is an...

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Kingsland Bluebonnet Alert! | HUGE! Texas Longhorn in Texas Bluebonnets on FM 3404 (CR 307)

Posted by on Apr 14, 2012 in 2012 Austin Bluebonnet Sightings, 2012 Bluebonnet Season, 2012 Texas Hill Country Bluebonnet Sightings | 2 comments

Kingsland Bluebonnet Alert! | HUGE! Texas Longhorn in Texas Bluebonnets on FM 3404 (CR 307)

Mercy me! We’ve seen some big Longhorn steers in the bluebonnets this year, but DANG! this one is HUGE! We know how y’all just love the Texas Longhorns in the Texas bluebonnets pictures so we definitely had to share. Thanks, Dewi Utgard, for sending in the bluebonnets sightings report. We love it! And don’t worry, today’s cell phones — especially the iPhones — are making everyone a professional photographer. Us included! LOL! This fine specimen of Texas cattle is located on FM 3404 (otherwise known as CR...

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Llano Bluebonnet Alert! | Creek Bridge on Hwy 29

Posted by on Apr 13, 2012 in 2012 Bluebonnet Season, 2012 Texas Hill Country Bluebonnet Sightings | 0 comments

Llano Bluebonnet Alert! | Creek Bridge on Hwy 29

This is a gorgeous view from a bridge that crosses an unnamed creek (at least on Google!) just east of Llano on Hwy 29. We believe it is the first bridge you cross when heading east out of Llano. Take a look at some really gorgeous views of Texas Hill Country pink granite, bluebonnets, and water. It is a stunning view! Be careful on this bridge. The traffic is very busy on this highway and everyone is traveling at a high rate of speed. Just listen to the traffic sounds on the video. Nonetheless, we think the Llano area of the Texas Hill...

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Texas Hill Country Bluebonnet Alert! | Video of CR 401N off of Hwy 71

Posted by on Apr 12, 2012 in 2012 Austin Bluebonnet Sightings, 2012 Bluebonnet Season, 2012 Texas Hill Country Bluebonnet Sightings | 0 comments

Texas Hill Country Bluebonnet Alert! | Video of CR 401N off of Hwy 71

Well … if you can’t make a drive out to the Texas Hill Country, then sit back and enjoy a virtual roadtrip along CR 401 N off of Hwy 71 just east of the Hwy 281 and Hwy 71 interchange. We were filming and photographing a sweet little patch of bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrushes when an old-timer told us there were prettier bluebonnets down this road. Well you never doubt the opinion of an old-timer and you should always do what they say, especially if it’s about really pretty places in Texas. So we obliged and we were happy...

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Texas Hill Country Bluebonnet Alert! | Hwy 71 South of CR 306

Posted by on Apr 10, 2012 in 2012 Austin Bluebonnet Sightings, 2012 Bluebonnet Season, 2012 Texas Hill Country Bluebonnet Sightings | 0 comments

Texas Hill Country Bluebonnet Alert! | Hwy 71 South of CR 306

Mercy me! We finally got this video to upload from our iPhone. Have no idea what the problem was but we could never get it to upload until now. Glad we persevered! : ) For those of you on your way to the Texas Hill Country this weekend, we highly recommend you approach the Llano area from Hwy 71 north of Horseshoe Bay. Hwy 71 south of Horseshoe Bay is not a bluebonnet destination. If you’re coming from the Austin/Cedar Park/Round Rock/Georgetown areas, maybe connect to the area from FM 1431. We’ve heard it is stunning W of Lago...

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Texas Hill Country Bluebonnet Alert! | RR 152 between Llano and Castell

Posted by on Apr 2, 2012 in 2012 Bluebonnet Season, 2012 Texas Hill Country Bluebonnet Sightings | 0 comments

Texas Hill Country Bluebonnet Alert! | RR 152 between Llano and Castell

Oh yeah! This weekend Llano County bluebonnets were FAN. TAB. U. LOUS! Our friend, Yvonne Stark, joined us on the Hill Country leg of our 12-Day Bluebonnet Extravaganza Roadtrip. We’ve been wanting to lock down the location of this hill so we could get our own photos of it. Thanks to Cathy Alba for helping us find it! The hill has special meaning to us. It was the first photo we used as both our Twitter avatar and Facebook profile pic. So while we were there, we had some fun! This hill is located on RR 152 just east of Castell, Texas, on...

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Texas Hill Country Bluebonnet Alert! | Willow City Loop

Posted by on Apr 2, 2012 in 2012 Bluebonnet Season, 2012 Texas Hill Country Bluebonnet Sightings | 0 comments

Texas Hill Country Bluebonnet Alert! | Willow City Loop

We’ve heard mixed reports on Willow City Loop this year. For those of you looking specifically for bluebonnets on the loop, we’re hearing they’re not really there and it’s nothing like it’s been in year’s past. But for those of you who’d like to see other Texas wildflowers amongst the pink Hill Country granite, then it’s a pretty sweet spot. We’ve heard it can get pretty crowded, too, so plan accordingly. Thanks, Lisa, for another great bluebonnet sightings report! :...

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Texas Hill Country Bluebonnet Alert! | FM 965 North of Fredericksburg

Posted by on Apr 2, 2012 in 2012 Bluebonnet Season, 2012 Texas Hill Country Bluebonnet Sightings | 1 comment

Texas Hill Country Bluebonnet Alert! | FM 965 North of Fredericksburg

Thanks, Lisa Reid, for another great bluebonnet sightings report! We appreciate all you’ve done this year to help share bluebonnet sightings with everyone! : ) Bluebonnets are blooming along FM 965 (the road to Enchanted Rock) and on the trails in Enchanted Rock State Park. If you haven’t been to Enchanted Rock yet, it’s a totally awesome place and now would be a great time to visit. And the view getting there is hopping with bluebonnets! :...

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