Texas Hill Country

2019081001, Waterfall and cypress tree
2016032901, Texas bluebonnets and Texas paintbrushes
2013101902, Gorman Falls
2020111302, Fog covered hills
2013111315, Virginia creeper on cypress
2014111802, Maples and boulders
2016050902, Cypress trees on the creek
2013040109, Claret cup cactus in boulders
2020111007, Cypress trees on the Guadalupe River
2020032102, Ephemeral stream
2020111204 - Cedar and maples
2015040204, Rattlesnake against lichen covered boulder
2019040103, Texas bluebonnets at dusk
2013061506, Cypress trees on Cibolo Creek
2013032521, Sunset over Enchanted Rock
2012060203, Yucca, coreopsis, and Enchanted Rock
2018060902, Cypress trees on Cibolo Creek
2020062701, Texas bluebells
2013051301, Cliffside oak tree
2020111101, Cypress tree in fall color
2017070705, Granite exfoliation
2019040902, Texas bluebonnets at sunset
2012111323, Cypress reflections and Old Baldy
2013040105, Claret cup cactus on Little Rock
2017032901, Waterfall on Spring Creek
2015041115, Texas bluebonnets and wildflowers
2013101203, Vernal pool at sunset
2013111506, Maples and boulder under the fog
2013101201, Yucca on Little Rock
2016062301, Last light on cypress tree
2015041201, Texas bluebonnets and live oaks
2013101903, Gorman Falls cascade
2014112607, Last light on the Pedernales River
41COM00004, Cypress trees on Honey Creek
2017033002, Field of Texas bluebonnets at sunrise
2016032808, Sunburst through trees
2015040802, Windblown paintbrushes
2014051106, Cypress trees reflected in Onion Creek
2013111306, Maples, sycamores, and boulders in the Sabinal River
2019040601, Oaks and Texas bluebonnets in rain and fog
2014071201, Limestone boulders in the Pedernales River
2013101906, Morning light on Gorman Falls travertine formations
2015100301, Gayfeather at sunrise
2015102504, Travertine formations under Gorman Falls
2020111303, Bigtooth maple leaves
2018061801, Cypress trees on the creek
2020111206, Live oak at sunset
2015041102, Freshman Mountain under fog
41KEN00034, Cypress trees reflected in Cibolo Creek
2017033004, Earth shadow over field of Texas bluebonnets
2015110103, Waterfalls on Spicewood Springs Creek
2013040112, Claret cup cactus at sunset
2020111005, Cypress trees on the Guadalupe River
2017010801, Icicles at Gorman Falls
2013111312, Maples and boulders on the Sabinal River
41COM00008, Cypress trees and boulders on Honey Creek
2017041501, Cactus, live oak, and Texas bluebonnets
2020051703, Winding creek
2012060212, Afternoon light on Enchanted Rock
2016031302, Waterfall on Spring Creek
2015041108, Prairie paintbrushes
2016031303, Spiderwort growing among gneiss boulders
2012111204, Cypress trees reflected in the East Frio River
2019040101, Deer in Texas bluebonnets
2019062902, First light on the creek

About Texas Hill Country

"During most of my life I have cherished the Hill Country, as have large numbers of my fellow Texans. It is a swath of rumpled terrain whose eastern and southern edge sweeps in an arc some two hundred miles long from the Austin area down past San Antonio and west to not far from Del Rio, on the Mexican border. This curving boundary is a rise of hundreds of feet from lower, flatter lands to the east and south and is known as the Balcones Escarpment or Fault Line, the result of an upheaval in Tertiary times. Here prairies end against heights dark with juniper and oak, the valleys between them watered by cypress-shaded rivers and creeks, the escarpment itself spouting forth great springs here and there from its cavernous aquifer. Containing all or parts of more than twenty counties, the hills have a less emphatic border on their northwestern inward side, where valleys and draws grow shallow and blend into the ranching grasslands of the wide, semiarid Edwards Plateau, of which the Hill Country itself is the eroded fringe.

Since well over a century ago, the region has been a sort of reference point for natives of other parts of the state, and mention of it usually brings smiles and nods. Not much of it is spectacular in the manner of high mountains and craggy seacoasts and such places, but we care about it—the dissected, elevated landscapes unlike the areas where most of us live, the un-Texan cool spring-fed streams, the fishing and hunting if we’re inclined that way, the people and their towns and farms and ranches and their rather distinctive history."

- John Graves, Texas Hill Country (2003)