2016 Ennis, TX – Flower Power, photographs


Yesterday we took a trip down to Ennis, TX to see the annual Spring blossoms of Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrushes ~ everywhere you looked there was a spectacular showing of gorgeous flowers.Β  Here are a few shots for you to enjoy!

FOTE83BDSCN0487DSCN0502DSCN0503Please feel free to use these photographs as inspiration for drawings or paintings.

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64 Responses to 2016 Ennis, TX – Flower Power, photographs

  1. Absolutely beautiful!

  2. Wow what a beautiful sight! I would love to come across something like that!

    • Mary says:

      Hi Elizabeth, thanks very much – you’d so enjoy all the beautiful scenes. Your lens would capture some pretty amazing shots!!

  3. Carol King says:

    What beautiful wildflowers, Mary! I’ve never seen anything like that before. Thanks for sharing.

    • Mary says:

      Thanks Carol – it was well worth the trip down there, the fields were beautiful. A painters and photographs dream in landscape scenery.

  4. Madhu says:

    What a delightful landscape Mary! I so regret not being able to paint. Look forward to seeing your interpretation πŸ™‚

    • Mary says:

      Thanks Madhu and hopefully I’ll be able to paint from one of the many photographs taken of the area. Was a wonderful trip to see these special wild flowers.

  5. cmartzloff says:

    Look like paintings waiting to happen! Beautiful!

    • Mary says:

      Thanks so much Catherine – oh yes and can’t wait. Have a few things happening around here, so the painting is on the back burner, but soon enough I’m hoping to break out the canvas. I’ve got some real awesome shots that I’ll try to post – hope you’ll be able to use one or two for inspiration for a future one of your fantastic paintings.

  6. jvandervlugt says:

    Well where I live we don’t have bluebonnets or Indian Paintbrush. Gorgeous flowers. I’m hoping we’ll see you painting these. 😊

    • Mary says:

      Glad you enjoyed them Joanna we – are really lucky to have such beautiful landscapes in the Spring. I’m hoping to paint one or two during the Summer. Thanks and perhaps you might paint one too?

  7. Oh, I can see you’re taking big breaths of beautiful color for your next paintings!!!!! πŸ™‚
    Happy weekend, my dear friend – enjoy!! xx

    • Mary says:

      Hi Marina, thanks so much for your lovely comment – really happy that you enjoyed this burst of prettiness in our Texas landscapes. It was a wonderful place to visit. Hoping to paint from one of the photographs I took later in the summer. Hope you are well and looking forward to seeing what you have been up to. Happy Wednesday my friend!!

  8. dorannrule says:

    A stunning display for sure Mary! What a day you must have had. πŸ™‚

  9. roseherczeg says:

    These are great photos, Mary! Thank you for sharing! Our Creator arranges color so perfectly.. those blues and oranges.. wow. God bless, Rose

  10. poppytump says:

    A wonderful Springtime flower show – such lovely descriptive flower names too Mary ! I can well imagine you were pleased to have missed the 100.000 visitors πŸ˜‰
    Happy Weekend to you x

    • Mary says:

      Hi Poppy, aren’t these beauties? We are very lucky here in TX to have such an abundance of Spring color just waiting in fields and along roadways to be discovered. It’s against the law here in TX to pick them. Many of the back roads were narrow and it would have made for an interesting time with all the visitors, we were smart to go when we did. Plus we’re having heavy rain storms and I expect many of the blossoms are probably gone. Hope you are well and looking forward to catching up with your blog.

  11. Jet Eliot says:

    Oh Mary, this is such a treat. I was in TX a few wks ago, and actively looked for the bluebonnets, but only saw a few here and there. This is what my mother, a Texan, always talked about, so seeing this today is wonderful. I can imagine you will create some beautiful paintings from this.

    • Mary says:

      Hi Jet, thanks so much – we were lucky to see a brilliant display all along the roadway. Too bad that you missed the flowers, they came out late last week with gusto and not sure how they are doing with all the heavy rains we’ve had. I’m hoping that when things calm down over the summer I’ll try my hand at a few of these shots – about 60 in all and many make great scenes for paintings.

  12. Wow! Our blooms are just getting going up here……love the colours!

  13. A sight for sore eyes, indeed! Thank you, Mary.

  14. Resa says:

    Thank you, Mary! The last 2 shots would be amazing for a fabric print!

  15. Jackie says:

    Gorgeous flowers! Have a great weekend. πŸ™‚

  16. Such a wonderful spectacle, Mary. Your photos are gorgeous and would make very nice paintings. Happy weekend to you. πŸ™‚

    • Mary says:

      Hi Sylvia, thanks – aren’t those flowers gorgeous!! Hope to paint several scenes from the photographs, many to choose from – definitely a great source of inspiration.

  17. Gorgeous! What a treat to see so many flowers. The trip must have been good for the soul.

    • Mary says:

      Thank you Ruth – it was such a beautiful day. And you are so right, the explosion of color against the green grasses and somewhat cloudy, blue sky was wonderful.

  18. niasunset says:

    So beautiful dear Mary, I wanted to jump there… Thank you, have a nice weekend, Love, nia

  19. Mary you’re very generous! I wish I had time to try to paint these wonderful fields of flowers.cc

  20. Amy says:

    Beautiful, Mary! I heard about the bluebonnets in Ennis, haven’t seen photos of this beautiful place. Thank you so much for sharing with us! I’m sure your trip was fabulous. πŸ™‚

    • Mary says:

      Thanks Amy – I was able to get some really gorgeous photographs that I can’t wait to try out as paintings. We found some beautiful little spots. Glad we went yesterday because they are having their annual Festival this weekend (100,000 people), would be a bit too crowded for us.

  21. They are gorgeous and so colorful – I am sure many will find them as great source of inspiration πŸ™‚

    • Mary says:

      Thanks so much Indah, I’m so glad you enjoyed the photographs. The colors were so awesome and especially being able to walk among all the flowers.

  22. Susan Feniak says:

    Got some inspiration! Thank you Mary

  23. neihtn2012 says:

    Gorgeous! Will you be painting some of these scenes yourself?

    • Mary says:

      Glad you enjoyed the photographs Hien. Most definitely – we took about 60+ photographs and some of them are amazing, with 4 or 5 different paintings coming out of just one shot. Very cool and thanks for asking. Might be a while, as we have some projects we are finishing up around here.

  24. Beautiful shots, Mary! I love the colors.

  25. Such beauty, Mary…and I bet it was breathtaking to actually BE there!!

  26. Arts & Rhymes says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! πŸ™‚

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