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Springtime and Rural Central Texas Acreage

April 12, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 113

I may be jumping the gun a bit since it's still the dead of winter, but it sure is starting to feel like spring. Just a few days ago (in mid-January) it was 80 degrees. Today it's a cold, rainy 50 degrees. That's yet another great thing about living in central Texas' "Top of the Hill Country"... the weather is ever-changing. You're never trapped inside for days on end and then shoveling snow just to get out your front door to beat a path to the mailbox. I'm not saying it never snows; last year we had four beautiful snowfalls and the Christmas of 2010 was my first white Christmas ever in central Texas (and I'm no spring chicken). We had two solid weeks of bitterly cold weather and had to knock holes in the stock tanks and troughs for our cattle to have water. But, a few weeks of cold weather compared to months of bitter cold, snow, sleet and ice is pretty easy to take.

Unfortunately, the moisture we had last winter was not enough to insure an abundance of Texas wildflowers the following spring. The rest of the year was one of the hottest, driest seasons on record. This fall and winter seems to be a bit wetter so we're hoping the occasional rains continue. That's what it will take for our beautiful native wildflowers to "spring" into action.

Springtime in central Texas ranchland is the most beautiful sight to behold if the weather has been kind to us and we are blessed with plentiful rains. As the native flowers bloom, the landscape comes to life in vibrant blues, yellows, oranges, reds, etc... just about every color in the rainbow.

The "State Flower of Texas" is the Bluebonnet. They begin to bloom around the middle of March and are at their most beautiful around the second week of April. There's nothing as magnificent as a field of Bluebonnets. Alongside the Bluebonnets, the Texas Paintbrush will bloom at about the same time. As these two flowers start to die away, the Indian Blankets will replace them in a resplendent show of color from late April and early May.

The Bluebonnet, Texas Paintbrush and the Indian Blanket are only a few of the wildflowers that will paint the central Texas countryside for a few months before the heat of summer sets in. There are many more beautiful wildflowers such as the Verbena, Phlox, Sunflowers and Texas Thistle to name a few of my favorites. Even a drab Prickly Pear Cactus is magically transformed for a short time when it's in full bloom. If you're an artist, central Texas ranch land with its vast open fields and pastures covered in wildflowers will provide a never-ending canvas; you'll never run out of material.

The seasons in Texas are filled with constantly changing landscapes. Just when one of the seasons is getting a bit tiresome, another one will roll around and the countryside will change yet again. Texas ranch land is the place to be if you want to see these changes take place - it is certainly never boring.

If you want to start your day gazing upon the beauty of your own central Texas ranchland, please visit and we can help you fulfill your dream!

Reba McGowan Texas Brand Land Company

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