{Driving the Ennis/Bristol Bluebonnet Trail}

ENNIS TEXAS BLUEBONNET TRAIL - HALL AROUND TEXAS

One weekday afternoon we got out and drove the Bluebonnet Trail in the Bristol & Ennis area. There is over 40 miles of trails, but we've never followed a map. We just drive. We wanted to go a little early before the flowers were all trampled on, or before it was entirely too crowded to enjoy. This is one of my most favorite drives, only about 15 minutes from our house. It's so beautiful and such a breath of fresh air {literally}. It's actually one of my favorite things to do with my sweet boys! Radio up, windows down, enjoying God's beautiful country!!

Sadly, the bluebonnets weren't as plentiful this year. We heard it was because we didn't have a great freeze this winter. Apparently the freeze cracks open the shells and the seeds fall out. But, that didn't happen this year {makes me scared for our summer}!

We did find a good area that I could get out and take some pictures. I had to lay in the damp grass and fight off bees left and right, but it was worth it. These are the shots I got. However, they do not do these beauties any justice at all.

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I love Spring and I love this time of year! What are your favorite spring flowers?

18 comments

  1. I know you said they weren't plentiful but still so pretty!! My favorite flowers are daisies. :)

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  2. Your pictures are so gorgeous and they definitely have me wanting to see this in person. I can only imagine how beautiful it is in real life! My favorite spring flowers are always peonies and lately, tulips, too!

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  3. Gorgeous! I can't wait for the flowers to bloom here!

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  4. So pretty. I really must make it to Texas to see the blue bonnets at least once!

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  5. Crystal, these shots are absolutely stunning! What a gorgeous area!

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  6. Absolutely beautiful! I have never seen a bluebonnet in real life but they are gorgeous! Maybe someday I'll make it down!

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  7. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I need to come visit just for this!

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  8. I've been waiting for this post! Your pictures did not disappoint. Absolutely beautiful shots, even more so since you were fighting off bees. I'm pretty sure I would've ran away and left my camera behind ;)

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  9. Wow! That is absolutely amazing! I want to put the photos in a frame. Beautiful job.

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  10. WOW! Seriously beautiful. We have flower fields around here but nothing like this! These are amazing!

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  11. Those are the prettiest pictures I've seen all day! XOXO

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  12. Your photos are gorgeous! They gave me goosebumps.
    We have nothing like that around us!

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  13. Beautiful! I heard a lot of weird things happened this year because of the lack of a freeze!

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  14. So pretty! I'm always amazed by these fields in Texas and hope to see one for myself one day! (Or better yet, have a photo session there!)

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  15. Just simply beautiful! I love reading your blog! One of the reasons why is because you help me discover new places to check out. I had never heard of this bluebonnet location until now. haha You took amazing pictures!

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  16. Im in awe of God's creations too! Stunning. We have two random irises growing in the front yard and they made me think of you :)

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  17. Those photos are stunning!!! I love them all!! You have such a great eye for photography!

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Thanks for the comments! Hope you are having an amazing day!!