Daffodils, cherry blossoms and tulips are scarce in central Texas. So, instead of "tiptoeing thru the tulips" for enjoying early Mother’s Day flowers, we went "waltzing thru the wildflowers!" May seems to be central Texas’ month to change the colors of the landscape. Wildflowers of various types and colors burst forth in a dazzling show across the usual tan, green and brown hues.
McKinney Falls State Park is just southeast of Austin, Texas. We’ve spent our two days there hiking and drinking in the beauty of the wildflowers.
Indian Blankets (or Gilardia)
Texas Prickly Pear Cactus Bloom
Others were new to us. We bought "A Field Guide to Texas Wildflowers," hoping it would help us identify others.
Buffalo Gourd Bloom
Winecup Poppy Mallow
But white, pink, and lavender and purple of various shades were also popular colors.
The Upper Falls on Onion Creek.
The Lower Falls where Onion Creek is joined by Williamson Creek.
The turtles, too, were enjoying the sunshine on their "tanning logs."
Tomorrow, we’re off to Waco, Texas. I hope there are more Mother’s Day flowers up there!