Texas Hill Country

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, state park, Texas Hill Country, Llano, Fredericksburg, Llano County, Gillespie County, Llano Uplift, batholith
Colorado Bend State Park, Texas Hill Country, San Saba County, Gorman Falls, waterfall
Texas Hill Country, Onion Creek, Taxodium distichum, cypress, tree, sycamore, Platanus occidentalis
Llano County, Texas Hill Country, Texas bluebonnets, Lupinus texensis, wildflowers, Sharp Mountain
Lost Maples State Natural Area, park, Texas Hill Country, Bandera County, Vanderpool, bigtooth maple, trees, Acer grandidentatum
Texas Hill Country, Onion Creek, Taxodium distichum, bald cypress
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, state park, Texas Hill Country, Llano, Fredericksburg, Llano County, Gillespie County, Llano Uplift, claret cup cactus, Echinocereus triglochidiatus
Inks Lake State Park, Burnet County, Llano Uplift, Texas Hill Country, rattlesnake, Crotalus atrox
Llano County, Texas Hill Country, Texas bluebonnets, Lupinus texensis, wildflowers, dusk
Cibolo Nature Center, Kendall County, Boerne, Texas, Hill Country, Cibolo Creek, cypress, trees
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, state park, Texas Hill Country, Llano, Fredericksburg, Llano County, Gillespie County, Llano Uplift
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, state park, Texas Hill Country, Llano, Fredericksburg, Llano County, Gillespie County, Llano Uplift, yucca, Yucca constricta, coreopsis, Coreopsis basalis
Cibolo Nature Center, Kendall County, Boerne, Texas, Hill Country, Cibolo Creek, cypress, trees
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, state park, Texas Hill Country, Llano, Fredericksburg, Llano County, Gillespie County, Llano Uplift, tree
Texas Hill Country, Onion Creek, Taxodium distichum, cypress, tree
Garner State Park, Uvalde County, Texas, Hill Country, Frio River, reflection, cypress, trees
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, state park, Texas Hill Country, Llano, Fredericksburg, Llano County, Gillespie County, Llano Uplift, claret cup cactus, Echinocereus triglochidiatus
Texas Hill Country, Onion Creek, Taxodium distichum, bald cypress
Llano County, Texas Hill Country, Texas bluebonnets, Lupinus texensis, wildflowers, Texas paintbrushes, Castilleja indivisa
Inks Lake State Park, Texas Hill Country, Burnet County, Llano Uplift, waterfall, Spring Creek
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, state park, Texas Hill Country, Llano, Fredericksburg, Llano County, Gillespie County, Llano Uplift, vernal pool
Llano County, Texas Hill Country, Texas bluebonnets, Lupinus texensis, wildflowers, live oak, trees, Quercus virginiana
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, state park, Texas Hill Country, Llano, Fredericksburg, Llano County, Gillespie County, Llano Uplift, Buckley yucca, Yucca constricta
Texas Hill Country, Onion Creek, Taxodium distichum, bald cypress, tree, creek
Inks Lake State Park, Texas Hill Country, Burnet County, Llano Uplift, Texas paintbrush, Castilleja indivisa
Inks Lake State Park, Texas Hill Country, Burnet County, Llano Uplift, Spring Creek, waterfall
Texas Hill Country, Onion Creek, Taxodium distichum, bald cypress
Llano County, Texas Hill Country, Texas bluebonnets, Lupinus texensis, wildflowers, Texas paintbrushes, Castilleja indivisa
Texas Hill Country, San Saba County, Bend, Cherokee Creek, fog
Texas Hill Country, Onion Creek, Taxodium distichum, bald cypress
McKinney Falls State Park, Travis County, Austin, Texas Hill Country, Onion Creek, cypress, trees
Colorado Bend State Park, Texas Hill Country, San Saba County, Gorman Falls, waterfall
Pedernales Falls State Park, Texas Hill Country, Blanco County, Johnson City, Dripping Springs, Pedernales River, cypress, trees,  Taxodium distichum, fall color
San Saba County, Texas Hill Country, sunrise, Texas bluebonnets, Lupinus texensis, Texas paintbrushes, Castilleja indivisa, wildflowers
Honey Creek State Natural Area, Boerne, Guadalupe River State Park, Comal County, Texas Hill Country, cypress, trees, Taxodium distichum
Lost Maples State Natural Area, park, Texas Hill Country, Bandera County, Vanderpool, Sabinal River, bigtooth maple trees, Acer grandidentatum
Texas Hill Country, Onion Creek, Taxodium distichum, bald cypress
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, state park, Texas Hill Country, Llano, Fredericksburg, Llano County, Gillespie County, Llano Uplift, cedar elm, trees, Ulmus crassifolia
Lost Maples State Natural Area, park, parks, Texas, Hill Country, Bandera County, Vanderpool, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, TPWD, Sabinal River, rivers, daylight, landscape, landscapes, natural
Llano County, Texas Hill Country, Texas bluebonnets, Lupinus texensis, wildflowers, live oak, trees, Quercus virginiana
Pedernales Falls State Park, Texas Hill Country, Blanco County, Johnson City, Dripping Springs, Pedernales River
Colorado Bend State Park, Texas Hill Country, San Saba County, Gorman Falls, waterfall
Texas Hill Country, Williamson County, gayfeather, Liatris mucronata, wildflowers
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, state park, Texas Hill Country, Llano, Fredericksburg, Llano County, Gillespie County, Llano Uplift, fog, Freshman Mountain
Pedernales Falls State Park, Texas Hill Country, Blanco County, Pedernales River, waterfall, Taxodium distichum, cypress, tree
Inks Lake State Park, Texas Hill Country, Burnet County, Llano Uplift, claret cup cactus, Echinocereus triglochidiatus
Colorado Bend State Park, Texas Hill Country, San Saba County, Gorman Falls, travertine, waterfall
Cibolo Nature Center, Kendall County, Boerne, Texas, Hill Country, Cibolo Creek, cypress, trees, reflection
Colorado Bend State Park, Texas Hill Country, San Saba County, Spicewood Springs Creek, waterfall
Texas Hill Country, Onion Creek, stones
Lost Maples State Natural Area, park, Texas Hill Country, Bandera County, Vanderpool, Sabinal River, bigtooth maple, trees, Acer grandidentatum
Colorado Bend State Park, Texas Hill Country, San Saba County, Gorman Falls, limestone, waterfall, icicles, frozen
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, state park, Texas Hill Country, Llano, Fredericksburg, Llano County, Gillespie County, Llano Uplift
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, state park, Texas Hill Country, Llano, Fredericksburg, Llano County, Gillespie County, Llano Uplift, claret cup cactus, Echinocereus triglochidiatus
Texas Hill Country, Mason County, Llano Uplift, mesquite, trees, Prosopis glandulosa, groundsel, Senecio ampullaceus, sunset
Mason County, Texas Hill Country, Texas bluebonnets, Lupinus texensis, prickly pear cactus, Opuntia engelmannii, live oak, tree, Quercus virginiana, firewheels, Gaillardia pulchella, wildflowers
Texas Hill Country, Mason County, Gillespie County, Llano Uplift, prairie paintbrushes, Castilleja purpurea, Texas bluebonnets, Lupinus texensis
San Saba County, Texas Hill Country, dusk, Texas bluebonnets, Lupinus texensis, wildflowers
Honey Creek State Natural Area, Texas Hill Country, Comal County, Boerne, Guadalupe River State Park, cypress, trees, Taxodium distichum
Llano County, Texas Hill Country, Texas bluebonnets, Lupinus texensis, wildflowers, whitetail deer, Odocoileus virginianus
Inks Lake State Park, Texas Hill Country, Burnet County, Llano Uplift, spiderwort, Tradescantia gigantea

About Texas Hill Country

Extending north and west from the long arc formed by the Balcones Escarpment that stretches from San Antonio to Austin, the Texas Hill Country is the heart of the Lone Star State. Though its exact boundaries have long been the subject of debate among Texans, the region’s unique charm and allure is almost universally agreed upon. Simply put, it just feels like home.

To the casual passerby, the sentiment cannot be truly appreciated. This is because the Hill Country's virtue does not lie in the grand landscape, but in a much more intimate setting. The limestone and granite hills which are the hallmark of the Texas Hill Country are mostly unspectacular and, at a glance, do not provide the visual drama offered by places like the Big Bend or the Guadalupe Mountains.  It is a country that whispers rather than shouts, and its beauty must be actively sought to be fully realized.

Such subtle beauty is found among a field of Texas bluebonnets that blanket the land with color and perfume the air with their fragrance during the months of March and April, or in a spring-fed creek, as the cool water runs across your feet on a warm summer day. It is found back in a canyon where relic maple trees still grow, when their leaves turn the color of rust and ochre and fall to the ground as gently and silently as snowflakes, and among colossal slabs of granite, pushed to the Earth’s surface millions of years ago and now slowly disintegrating under the wide open Texas skies.

For those who take the time to know its secrets, the examples are legion. This is the Texas Hill Country that has inspired me since I began to make photographs, and still inspires me to this day.

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