If you read my last post you know we went to the Hill Country to celebrate Texas Independence Day. The drive over from Victoria is a little under two hours, not a bad drive. As a matter of fact it was delightful because the wildflowers are beginning to bloom all along the Texas roads. (Thank you Lady Bird Johnson!!)
Texas State Flower
The bluebonnet may be the official symbol of our state when it comes to wildflowers, but when it comes to trees, the Texas Mountain Laurel (Sophora secundiflora) is the poster plant. Although its growth rate is slower than molasses it is well worth the wait. The purple spring blooms leave the air laden with a heavy, grape bubble gum or grape Kool-Aid aroma.
When in the Hill Country we often stay with our good friends, Janie & Allen, at their beautiful villa on the Comal River in New Braunfels. This visit to Villa Sartain was a delight to the eyes as their Texas Mountain Laurel trees where in bloom!!!! Let's take a look around their beautiful property.
Janie said the blooms only last for a few days so our timing was perfect!!!
|It all starts at the entrance|
and then continues down their
|Don't you feel like you are in Italy???|