Everything about nature is meaningful to me and spring is a lovely time to reconnect with nature. And is there anything more magnificent than seeing Texas in the springtime? Each day, there’s something new to see as the state awakens and begins to bloom.
One of my new year’s resolution this year is to spend more time unplugged and find ways to let nature balance my life. So, my husband and I decided take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city and have ourselves a Texas wildflower getaway.
Halfway between Austin and Houston sits the historic town of Brenham. The countryside comes alive between mid-March through the end of April. I recommend you pack up the camera, your favorite picnic snacks, and hit the road. You’re going to find flowers wherever you drive along Hwy 290 West, from Brenham to FM 2679.
Brenham and its neighboring fields and rural roadways are the best places to view wildflowers in the spring, in particular the Texas state flower, Bluebonnet.
We went in the first week of April when flowers were in full bloom. We drove for nearly an hour from Houston to reach Brenham and saw bluebonnets along the highway.
The bluebonnet trail combines 80 miles of scenic roads and wildflowers all throughout Washington County, Texas. The Brenham website runs an up-to-the-minute “Wildflower Watch” page for wildflower sightings.
Taking photos in the bluebonnets whenever you visit in a must. Since floral is synonymous with spring, you can't go wrong taking bluebonnet photos in a spring floral dress. For my wild flower getaway, I picked a free-flowing maxi from WHBM with flounces, florals and off-the shoulder smolder.
To add a little boho romance and to complete my look, I wrapped around a brown suede belt from WHBM around for a waist defining finish.
If you have never seen a field of bluebonnets, you should definitely plan a trip to Texas in spring time.