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Ennis Bluebonnets

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Found some bluebonnets yesterday. I originally went looking for crimson clover, which I was told was growing abundantly around Kaufman. So I rode out I-20 through Dallas and south to Kaufman, and past, to Kemp. Sadly, there was no crimson clover to be seen. South of Kemp, I cut back west, picked up Hwy 85 (a very nice motorcycle road, it turns out), and made my way back to Ennis to follow the Bluebonnet Trail.

While the bluebonnets aren't as amazing as they were last spring, they were still pretty respectable. Here are some pictures from around Palmer, just north of Ennis.

Enjoy.

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Had to sneak in a picture of the V-Strom to prove I was really there.
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mr-roboto

Timothy,

Those are excellent pictures.

I have a tough time finding large wildflower clusters near Fredericksburg. Even Willow City Loop is a bit sparse.

RB
 
Joined
Nov 26, 2010
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Trinidad
85 is a nice ride from Seven Points to Ennis and is usually packed with the purdy blue flowers. The crimson clover usually comes later. It should be getting close and if you would have made it farther east you'd have found it. Athens and east is a stronger hold for the clover. Louisiana has a bundle of it right now. Probably toward the first week of May it will be going strong. The past few years have been tough on flowers in east Texas between the freeze a few years ago that got the bonnets and the drought conditions.
Glad you had a nice ride.
Cheers
 
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Excellent pictures! The Ennis area gets some great displays of blue bonnets even in so so years. 16 from Fredericksburg to Llano to Cherokee to Colorado Bend had a nice mix of flowers when I went through on Wednsday.
 
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One of the few nice things about where I live. Run down Malloy Bridge rd and you end up on 45, about a mile north of 660 which runs out there. Knowing we'd be away at the GP this past weekend I rushed the kiddo down there during the week after work for the state law required annual photo of your kid sitting in the Blue Bonnets. :D

I agree, they aren't quite as good as last year. A few good spots but not that many and not as dense.
 
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mr-roboto

Lynyrd was camped down at Garner last weekend. He told me the pickings were pretty slim.
It does not compare to your pictures, but the ride on Highway 16 up to Llano from F-Burg was fairly scenic this weekend. The view consisted mainly of daisies and Indian Paintbrush. The Blue Bonnets were not present except on an occasional patch.

RB
 
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