Archive for the ‘Flowers’ Category

The Zilker Botanical Garden is what I envision if I were in Heaven with its herb garden, prehistoric garden, cactus and succulent garden, butterfly garden, rose garden, oriental garden, green garden, and pioneer village. I have been many places and for a $2 entrance fee I thought it to be of one of the best values ever. There are so many excellent photo opportunities in the garden areas. It is peaceful, relaxing, and beautiful. I walked it during a day that had 102 degree temperatures and felt totally comfortable. This garden will show you how important canopy cover is to maintaining cool temperatures on the ground even during extreme heat. For more information on Zilker Botanical Garden click this link: http://www.zilkergarden.org/

2018 Albert Moyer, Jr. Photography

As a native born Texan, I am proud of my state flower and look forward to it every spring. Traveling to smaller places away from urban sprawl, I usually encounter another favorite in search of bluebonnets, the Texas Longhorn. Let’s not forget Indian Paintbrushes, Buttercups, Winecups, Phlox, and various other wildflowers too. Then after a day of traveling the reward of a beautiful sunset. Peace! What more could one ask for? These photos were taken in the Ellinger, New Ulm, Industry,  and Welcome areas. Enjoy!

Spring time is a beautiful time of year. We come out of the freeze of winter and new life sprouts all around us. Birds sing, baby animals are born, and spring blossoms abound. Here are a few photos of Spring tree blossoms. I know one to be Redbuds, but the other three trees I am not sure of. If you know, please share in comments section.

Macro photos always capture detail that so many of us just pass on a daily basis. The color of the world around us is so bright and cheerful, yet many miss it. Enjoy the beauty if these flowers!

The Ladybird Johnson Wildflower center north of Austin in the Texas Hill Country is a peaceful, beautiful, refuge, and a photographer’s dream land. Here are several photos I shot during my recent visit. I hope you are moved by them as much as I am. Thank you for visiting my blog.

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                 Blackberries or Dewberries? Yum!                                         Button Bush. Interesting.

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                         Purple Passion Flower                                                  Prairie Coneflower

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                    Black Dragonfly. Stealthy.                                                Gulf Fritillary Butterfly

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                        Partridge Pea Flower                                                Turk’s Cap or Mexican Apple

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2014 Albert Moyer, Jr.

Photo taken with my phone.

What can I say? I am a sucker for color. The color of beautiful flowers.

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2014 Albert Moyer, Jr.