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Hwy 29 and Hwy 71 near Llano, Texas - Llano, TX

2017-04-01

Saw several nice stands of Bluebonnets and Indian paintbrush North of Mason on Hwy 283.

Extremely nice displays between Mason and Llano on Hwy 29. One contributor below mentioned this area as well and how difficult it was to find a place to pull off and photograph. This is correct, good parking spaces were hard to find. The intersection of FM 2768 and Hwy 29 is a good place to pull over. There is a very large paved apron on the North side of the road. The bluebonnets seemed to be moving past peak, but the Indian Paintbrushes were going strong. The drive alone was worth being on that road. I wish I could have seen it one week earlier.

Hwy 71 - going Northwest from Llano to Brady is still an excellent drive. The bluebonnets are in various stages here - some at peak - some pushing past peak. The paintbrushes are going strong. The Indian Blanket - or Firewheels - are just getting going. There are some white prickly poppies at various locations along this road. Hwy 71 remains one of my favorite locations for photography. There are numerous places on the roadside where one can park safely; and the landscape is beautiful. The light during the last two hours of the day is very beneficial for flower photography on this road. There are still some good flower stands to be seen on this drive.

I have put together a you tube video of my trips this year.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUXnSsmZTbU

I am continuing to add photos to my flicker feed.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/roadcat1957/

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