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.
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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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And the 2012 Bluebonnet Sightings Are …
We’ve seen photographs of the bluebonnets on these railroad tracks but we’ve never been able to lock down the actual location. A big thank you to Karen for sending in this bluebonnet sightings report and giving us the heads up on accessing these railroad tracks a little easier. These bluebonnets on the railroad tracks are located on County Road 321 near FM 1431 just northwest of Kingsland, Texas, in Llano County. Karen tells us this is the old, abandoned Kingsland railroad. She says, “There is a road next to the railroad that...read more
Field Update as of April 27, 2013: Oh. My. Word! Y’all just look at these photos that Lisa and Vickie sent in for their sightings reports on this gorgeous bluebonnet field invading Lake Buchanan! Now we feel REALLY bad we didn’t get a chance to see this field in person. And to think, we were just down the road from it. Ugh! And thank you to Virginie of Lakeside Lodge for calling us back and letting us know how this field is doing. These photos are at least a week old so keep that in mind if you decide to drive out there. We do not...read more
Llano, Llano, Llano … are we ever in love with your bluebonnets. Once again, Llano bluebonnets are having a great year. Combine the roads out of Llano with the roads around Kingsland and you’ve got yourself a splendid bluebonnet getaway weekend! We cruised Highway 29 just west of Llano and it was fan-tab-u-lous! The ride in on Highway 29 from the east into Llano wasn’t so great so we were pleasantly surprised by the road heading west out of town. Y’all enjoy! View 2013 Texas Bluebonnet Sightings in a larger...read more
We’ve said it again and again and we’ll say it one more time — Kingsland has got some sweet bluebonnets this year. As we’ve said repeatedly, they’re one of the few places in Texas that got their normal rains this winter and it’s showing up alongside the roads. If you live near the area or you’re cruising through the Texas Hill Country, you definitely need to take time out of your day and drive the roads in and around Kingsland. You will not be disappointed. These pictures were taken all along FM 2900...read more
We traveled the Kingsland area of the Texas Hill Country the other weekend and boy was it gorgeous! We predicted in March that this area would probably have the best bluebonnets in the Texas Hill Country this season. Why? They received normal amounts of rain this past winter. This is a gorgeous drive with classic Texas Hill Country roadside bluebonnets. Connect this road with others in the area and we’re sure you will spend a fantastic day with the bluebonnets. FM 2233 is located right off of Highway 71 between Llano and Spicewood...read more
Here’s a sweet spot on the way to Kingsland from Highway 71 between Llano and Spicewood Springs. It was reported to us the first time last season and it’s good to see it decided to grace us with its beauty again this season. It’s located on County Road 316 which is located just off FM 2233. FM 2233 intersects with Highway 71 between Llano and Spicewood Springs. County Road 316 is just a short side road so it’s a nice little drive while on the way to Kingsland. It was a little early for these roadside bluebonnets but...read more
Field Update as of April 9, 2013: Folks, this field has been mowed down. Do not go to the field. ___________________________________________________________________ Well after a little confusion and an attempt to blame auto-spelling, we finally understand what’s happening at what we’ve been told is an awesome bluebonnet field. Thank you to Cassi Crow, Dave Talboys, and Lisa Reid for sending us information, photos, and video of this great field. We’re going to nickname this bluebonnet field the “Fireworks” field....read more
Have you dreamed of sleeping “on a pillow of bluebonnets in a blanket made of stars” as the Dixie Chicks sing in “Cowboy Take Me Away?” Well, darling, our Facebook follower, Danny Sessoms, has found the perfect place to do that! Thank you, Danny, for sending in this bluebonnet sightings report for Turkey Bend Park near Marble Falls. Turkey Bend Park is an LCRA park found along the shores of Lake Travis. Turkey Bend Park is located at 4000 Shaw Drive, Marble Falls, Texas 78654. Click here for more information on the...read more
As we’ve reported before, the Llano area is blowing up with Texas Bluebonnets and Highway 71 is no exception. We drove south on Highway 71 from Llano to the FM 2233 turn-off to Kingsland and the road was littered with roadside bluebonnet patches all along the way. Although we only went part of the distance, we have heard that bluebonnets are great along Highway 71 from Llano south to Spicewood Springs. The bluebonnets haven’t reached peak yet so y’all still have a couple of weeks to hit the road and take a gander. For those...read more
We were keeping a close eye on the Llano area this bluebonnet season due to the information our TV meteorologist, Conley Isom, shared with us in his Bluebonnet Weather Report. Llano, Kingsland, and areas south and west of San Antonio looked to have been the only areas in Texas that received their normal amounts of rain this winter. And boy howdy! It made for a very pretty roadtrip! The roadside bluebonnets are stunning! We have been on the road for the past week checking out less traveled areas looking for a contender for our Bluebonnet Field...read more
Field Update as of April 1, 2013: Y’all, this little bluebonnet patch at the Lake Buchanan Dam U.S. Post Office has gotten REALLY cute in the last week. It’s definitely gotten bigger and there’s a nice wooden rail fence for some interest in your bluebonnet photos. Also, the community of Lake Buchanan Dam was just bursting with bluebonnets when we went through there on Saturday. Definitely worth the trip. Woo hoo! Even through a drought of several years, Lake Buchanan bluebonnets are still kicking! Good to see some life in the...read more
Found this awesome cemetery in Fredericksburg, Texas, with scads of bluebonnets! It’s St. Mary Cemetery on the western end of Fredericksburg, Texas. There are some old gravestones and just about every gravesite has bluebonnets growing in their enclosures. As you move to the back of the cemetery, there are even older gravesites as well as the children’s area. This part of the cemetery is the oldest. When you come upon the site, you’ll see another cemetery across the street behind this one. The other part is newer. The cemetery...read more
Thank you, Linda Mick, for sending in our first bluebonnet sightings report for the Texas Hill Country. While driving Highway 71, she said the bluebonnets started getting thicker once you cross over the Pedernales Bridge north of Spicewood on the way to Llano. She took her photo at the intersection of Hwy 71 and FM 2233. The Llano/Kingsland area is definitely one to watch this season. This was one area of the state that looked to have gotten normal amounts of rainfall during the winter months. You can check out rainfall maps and video at our...read more