Texas Wildflowers: The Willow City Loop

Texas Wildflowers: The Willow City Loop June 18, 2011

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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