Spring in Big Bend

Spring comes early in Texas and what a gift it is! No matter where you go there are fields and roadsides alive with color. Where there are animals, they seem to have no problem lounging in the beauty surrounding them.

A favorite place for me in spring is Big Bend National Park in far west Texas. It’s hard to get to which makes it the least visited of our national parks but so worth the effort.

The park’s topography is amazing. It is desert and mountains.

It is the Rio Grand, in places so narrow and shallow one can walk across it.

Wildflowers abound, but there are other varieties of blooming things, the names of which I have no idea, that add to the uniqueness of Big Bend.

Trees burst with color

and every blooming thing has a different texture.

What really fascinates me are the cacti, each specie with its own flower.

I find it difficult to hurry through the park as each time my eye sees something different that is a photo op. I do have to be careful not to get too close to prickly needles that can cause a lot of discomfort.

Seen against the blue Texas sky, nature’s beauty is a painting crafted by God.

At the end of a day’s exploring, the Big Bend sunsets leave me awestruck.

Should you be on the lookout for a new adventure, don’t overlook Big Bend as it is filled with wonder, especially in spring.

i so appreciate your visit and the comments you leave behind

21 thoughts on “Spring in Big Bend

  1. The picture above “Trees burst with color” shows a paloverde, Parkinsonia aculata.

  2. Your photography captures God’s beauty ever so lovely!

    That Fox is gorgeous! But so are all your other captures as well.

    1. There are, indeed, so many gifts in nature.

  3. I grew up in Texas but there are so many parts of the huge state that I never visited. Love your photos.

    1. Thanks, Karen. Taking good photos where there is such beauty is not hard!

  4. Looks worthy of a visit, for sure! Beautiful photos!

  5. How beautiful! Your photographs are stunning!

    1. Photos never do justice to the real thing!

  6. Big Bend is beautiful and so is your photography! God’s creation never ceases to amaze!

    1. Nor I, Pam. I find so much inspiration in what is around me.

  7. I so love your blog, Linda!! Big Bend Park looks glorious! Love Loie

    Lucile Oliver Hanscom 91 Eastward, Rockport, Maine. 04856 226 Dataw Drive, St Helena Island, SC 29920 Tel: 207-593-8228 or 843-838-7102 Email: Loie.hanscom@gmail.com


    1. Thank you, sweet friend. It’s wonderful to know you are out there.

  8. So very lovely! Spring is certainly sprung here, Lulu. Thanks for the tour. 😃

    1. Isn’t it a wonderful season?

  9. Glad you could visit! Big Bend was on my bucket list in November, while in Texas, but never made it! My goal was birding!

    1. Too bad you didn’t make it as there are birds there, too.

  10. What a marvellous floral hurrah, and those cows in the flowers. Just lovely.

    1. So much in nature is inspirational as I’m sure you’ve discovered.

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