Hey look, it's another post on the same day, fancy that!
So back in April of 2014 I decided to go for a drive a little north toward Brenham, TX to try and find a field of bluebonnets while they were blooming. I had this idea in mind that I wanted a large field on a hill that went as far as you could see or until it hit went to the woods (I would've also settled for an enclosed meadow, I'd take either without being disappointed).
I figured I would have to make it up to Brenham or further (Brenham is known for their Bluebonnet fields) in order to find what I was looking for, but I got lucky. While I was driving up 290 and saw a small field on the North side of the highway (290 and Liendo Parkway) where a few groups of people were parked and walking out into the field to take theirown photos. I pulled off just to get some practice shots and change my camera settings to match the conditions for the day. While I was off 290 I decided to take some backroads and kept going down Liendo Pkwy through a small patch of woods and when got out of the woods my ideal field was right there on the left-hand side of the road.
After I got some nice shots of the above field I kept driving on back roads for a while, went through Chappel Hill, and took 1155 (Main St) North and found a few fields of different wildflowers. Most of those photos didn't turn out well for different reasons, but I was able to get some good shots of Indian Paintbrushes.
I never did make it up to Brenham on this trip because I had already found what I wanted and I was satisfied with what I had accomplished that day so I decided to head home. Overall it was a great photo trip, but it was also a miserable one. My allergies in Texas are pretty much non-existant, but that day with all of the flowers blooming my allergies came back with a vengeance. I ended up having to pull off in a random little town on the way home bcause my eyes were so irritated, watering to the point I couldn't see, and my contacts shifting around didn't help much either. Eventually it got so bad that I had to actually take one contact out and ended up driving home with one contact in and essentially blind in the other eye. In the end I was happy with the trip though and that's all that matters.
Happy New Year everyone. I have another Library post for you, in fact this one's a twofer, some from Galveston and some from Hermann Park. I'm going to keep this one short and just post some of my favorites from those two trips.
Galveston - 6/21/14
These were taken over by the jetties on the East site of the island by the entrance to the ship channel.
Hermann Park - various dates in 2014
Hermann Park is a good location to shoot in for some local wildlife that is less than a 10 minute drive from where I live. These photos were taken in February and August. Some you might recognize from my main wildlife page, too.