Wildflowers Starting To Peak In Washington County

By: Shane McAuliffe Email
By: Shane McAuliffe Email

As the morning sun rises over the Old Baylor Park in Independence, the old oak trees wait patiently to cast their giant shadows on springs newest arrivals.

The sky starts to turn a shade of pink you only seem to find here in the Lone Star State and millions of bluebonnets prepare to stand at attention.

This is spring and for Washington County it's one of the best times of the year.

"The wildflowers this year are not going to disappoint anyone," said Seneca McAdams with the Washington County Visitors and Convention Bureau.

McAdams has been through several springs and this one is definitely different.

"We have some flowers coming up that are spectacular, some that we've never seen before," said McAdams.

"God's creation is just beautiful," said visitor Allen Moyer.

Moyer and his wife came all the way from Beaumont to see the sights in a unique way. A bicycle built for two.

"You really can't see it in a car going down a highway 70 miles an hour. If you get on a bicycle, it's just amazing how you slow down and you can really see the country side," said Moyer.

The wildflowers are so impressive, mockingbirds seem to fight over the best seats in the house.

"They're incredible," said visitor Rosalie Glenn.

Glenn made the short trip from College Station to get a look at these Texas treasure.

"We'll do pictures and we'll look around. It's an annual trip that we do every year," said Glenn.

Whether it's bluebonnets, Indian paintbrushes, black-eyed susans, or the Texas storksbill, there is a shade for everyone and it's something everyone should see.

"This is what Texas is all about," said McAdams.

The best part about the wildflower season is it's completely free to go check them out. Old Baylor Park in Independence and Washington On The Brazos are a few of the top places in Washington County to check out this years crop.

For more information on the wildflowers, we've got a link to Washington County's website below.

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