Texas Wildflowers: The Willow City Loop

As you may be aware, Texas is in an extreme drought this year. Thus, we have seen relatively few wildflowers (though I’m amazed by the fact that quite a few flowers bloomed even with almost no rain for months). In ordinary years, where rainfall is plentiful, the wildflowers are stunning.

Last year, my family and I visited the Willow City Loop, a stretch of road in the Texas Hill Country, near Fredericksburg. I thought I share a few pictures from that drive. They remind me of Psalm 65:10-13

10      You drench the plowed ground with rain,
melting the clods and leveling the ridges.
You soften the earth with showers
and bless its abundant crops.
11      You crown the year with a bountiful harvest;
even the hard pathways overflow with abundance.
12      The grasslands of the wilderness become a lush pasture,
and the hillsides blossom with joy.
13      The meadows are clothed with flocks of sheep,
and the valleys are carpeted with grain.
They all shout and sing for joy!

Bluebonnets in the foreground. Wildflowers from the Willow City Loop near Fredericksburg, Texas.

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  • Donnalee

    Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures,they made my heart skip a beat..especially the hills in the background. Its been a long time since I have seen them. I grew up in Dripping Springs,Texas  Now living in Virginia.

    God Bless,
    Donnalee Allen 

  • Carla Wilson

    It is beautiful. I believe it is put their for our enjoyment. I love the flowers. It feels like a gift from God. I think that if the whole world were to stop and look at the beauty within the earth, our lives would change. We would then ultimately be faced with the knowledge of how  precious we are to God. I hate to face the fact of reality. Many people live in a building. They never allow themselves to actually see God’s creation. While their heart longs for peace and tranquilly, they search for it in material things. Happiness comes from within our heart and soul. It is a calmness that is hard to explain to the folks who live in a world of stuff. Happiness is knowing that you hold no grudges, hate or strife. Your heart is free to love. God is love my Bible tells me so. I love writing about God’s glory. I have been studying the verse where your heart is, as I try to pray about my direction in life I have a certain calmness that the Lord is in charge, so enjoy the ride. When the ride includes the Lord’s beauty as in the flowers it just hugs my soul.  Carla Wilson

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for your comment.